2018 Community Development and Housing Highlights

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Fifteen Community Projects were funded in 2018. This represents a total of $1,649,368.00 in Community Development Block Grant Funds. Infrastructure improvements within low/moderate-income areas of the Consortium continue to be a focus.  Projects include sidewalk replacements, water/sewer work, and street improvements. Projects funded are as follows:

  • Town of Concord – Concord Senior Center Generator Installation Project: $50,000
  • Town of Grand Island – Town Hall Handicap Accessible Elevator: 189,000
  • Village of Akron – Village Hall ADA Entrance and Parking: $82,175
  • Village of Alden – Elm Street Sidewalk Improvements; $100,000
  • Village of Lancaster – Brady Avenue and Cambria Street Sanitary Sewer Reconstruction: $100,000
  • Town of Orchard Park – Burmon Drive Sidewalk Replacement: $78,759
  • Village of Depew – Hawro Road, Manitou Street and Terrace Boulevard Sidewalk Replacement: $100,000
  • Town of West Seneca – Road Milling and Resurfacing Project – Benson Avenue, Dirkson Avenue and Wichita Road: $100,000
  • Town of Elma – Senior Center Roof and Building Rehabilitation: $62,670
  • City of Lackawanna – Madison Avenue, Jackson Avenue and Elm Street Milling and Paving Project: $100,000
  • City of Lackawanna – Milling and Paving of the Lackawanna Public Library Parking Lot and Adjacent Event Lot: $100,000
  • Town of Marilla – Elevator Installation: $91,080
  • Town of Newstead – Kitchen Equipment for Newstead Senior Center: $25,684
  • City of Tonawanda – Wheeler Street Sanitary Sewer Lining: $100,000
  • City of Lackawanna – Former Lincoln School Demolition Project: $100,000
  • Various Communities, Rural Transit Service: $270,000
  • 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.
  • One economic development project for $325,000 will be funded this year.  The Smart Growth project in the Village of Alden will fund streetscape improvements on Broadway’s Central District with improved walkability and enhanced pedestrian safety.
  • Two significant smart growth projects were completed in 2017 within the Villages of Angola and Gowanda.  The project In Angola included construction of a sidewalk on Mill Street and the installation of ADA accessible playground equipment in Herman Park.   The project in the Village of Gowanda involved improvements to South Water Street at Creekside Park which included parking lot paving, new curbs, benches and lighting.

Last updated: February 19, 2020 4:11pm