2019 Community Development and Housing Highlights

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Fifteen Community Projects were funded in 2019. This represents a total of $1,522,628.

Projects funded were as follows:

  • City of Lackawanna –Milling and Paving of Holbrook Street - $100,000
  • City of Tonawanda – Gibson and Wheeler Street Sanitary Sewer Lining - $100,000
  • Town of Brant – Senior Center Improvements Project - $100,000
  • Town of Evans – Senior Center Renovations - $100,000
  • Town of West Seneca – Road Milling and Resurfacing Project:  Emporium Avenue, Eldred Avenue and Gordon Avenue- $100,000
  • Town of Boston – Town Hall ADA Elevator Improvements - $100,000
  • Town of Lancaster  – Senior Center Rehabilitation and ADA Improvements - $51,413
  • Town of Sardinia – Manion Park ADA Restroom Improvements - $100,000
  • Town of Clarence - Clarence Senior Center Bus - $59,834
  • Town of Aurora - Aurora Senior Center HVAC/Furnace Project - $72,619
  • Village of Depew - Gould, Terrace, Bloomfield, Meridian, Minden and Marengo Sidewalk Replacement - $100,000
  • Village of Gowanda – Hollywood Theater Renovations -  $100,000
  • Village of Springville – Well #1 Replacement - $100,000
  • Village of Lancaster – Smart Growth Improvements – Central Avenue - $201,215
  • 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.  A new program that began in 2017 is the Lead Remediation Program.  This is a grant program for homeowners with children under the age of 6 with lead hazards in the home.

Three economic development projects will be funded this year. This represents a total of $317,006 as well as a Smart Growth project in the Village of Lancaster for $201,215. The Smart Growth project will fund physical improvements on Central Avenue in the Village’s Central Business District. 

Last updated: February 19, 2020 4:12pm