2017 Community Development and Housing Highlights

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Nine Community Projects were funded in 2017. This represents a total of $1,198,290.

Projects funded are as follows:

  • Town of Orchard Park, Burmon Drive Road Reconstruction: $150,000
  • Town of Alden, Update Kitchen Facilities at Town Senior/Community Center: $43,116
  • Village of Gowanda, Hollywood Theater Façade Restoration: $135,000
  • Village of Orchard Park,  ADA Parking  Improvements: $142,496
  • Village of Akron, Marshall Avenue, Morgan Street, Cedar Street Waterline Loop: $150,000
  • City of Lackawanna, Demolition of Former Friendship House Building: $150,000
  • City of Lackawanna, Environmental Remediation of Former Friendship House Building: $150,000
  • Town of Newstead, Newstead Senior Center Computer and Technology Project: $10,207
  • Various Communities, Rural Transit Service: $267,471
  • Infrastructure improvements within low/moderate-income areas of the Consortium will continue to be a focus.  Projects include sidewalk replacements, water/sewer work, and street improvements.
  • The Rural Transit Service (RTS) Program operates within 25 of the 34 Consortium municipalities.  It is a popular and successful human service for low/moderate-income residents as well as senior citizens.
  • The Housing Rehabilitation, Rental Rehabilitation, and Mobile Home Repair programs continue to be very successful with wait lists in effect for each program.  Priority is given to those residing in target areas and older housing stock, as well as having lower incomes.  The Rental Rehabilitation Program will assist in improving more homes this year.
  • Six economic development projects will be funded this year. This represents a total of $849,264, as well as a Smart Growth project in the Village of Angola for $116,442. This project will fund construction of a sidewalk on Mill Street and the installation of ADA accessible playground equipment in Herman Park.
  • A significant smart growth project was underway in 2016 within the Village of Springville. This project included streetscape improvements on Factory Street within the central business district with improved walkability, enhanced pedestrian safety, improved corridor aesthetics and pack accessibility from Factory Street.  The project utilized over $606,000 in federal and local funds.

Last updated: May 2, 2018 10:05am