Erie County/Town ofHamburg
2020 Action Plan and the
Five-Year Consolidated Plan 2020-2024
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Home Investment Partnership Grant (HOME) and
Emergency Solutions Grant (HESG)
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, on behalf of the Erie County Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Consortia, has prepared a draft 2020 Action Plan and a Consolidated Plan (CP) for 2020-2024. The document outlines the Consortia’s goals and objectives relative to housing, economic development, community development and homeless issues with specific attention given to the needs of low/moderate households residing in the Consortia communities. The following municipalities comprise the CDBG Consortium: Cities of Lackawanna and Tonawanda; Towns of Alden, Aurora, Boston, Brant, Clarence, Colden, Collins, Concord, Eden, Elma, Evans, Grand Island, Holland, Lancaster, Marilla, Newstead, North Collins, Orchard Park, Sardinia, Wales and West Seneca; Villages of Akron, Alden, Angola, Depew, East Aurora, Farnham, Gowanda, Lancaster, North Collins, Orchard Park and Springville. The HOME Consortium includes the above communities as well as the Town of Hamburg and the Villages of Blasdell and Hamburg.
The Action Plan for 2020 provides a basis for assessing performance against the Consolidated Plan and identifies specific projects for 2020. It also serves as a combined application for federal funds under three (3) of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) formula grant programs, including CDBG, HOME and HESG.
The following HUD entitlement grants are anticipated: Erie County CDBG of $3,047,317 plus estimated program income of $567,898; Town of Hamburg CDBG of $405,000 plus estimated program income of $115,000; Erie County HOME Grant of $825,749 plus estimated program income and/or recaptured funds of $172,060; and Erie County Emergency Solutions Grant of $231,429.
A public comment period on the draft Action Plan and Consolidated Plan will be held from January 3 to February 3, 2020. Hard copies of the draft Action Plan and Consolidated Plan are available at the following locations: Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, Edward A. Rath Building, 95 Franklin Street – Room 1053, Buffalo; Public Libraries in the Villages of Akron, Angola and Hamburg; the Towns of Concord, Lancaster and Hamburg (Lakeshore Library); and the Cities of Buffalo (Main Branch), Lackawanna and Tonawanda; Lackawanna City Hall; Tonawanda Municipal Building, Hamburg Town Hall, Hamburg Community Development Office at 6122 South Park Avenue, Lackawanna Municipal Housing Authority and Tonawanda Municipal Housing Authority. The Draft Action Plan and Consolidated Plan can be viewed on Erie County’s web site at www2.erie.gov/environment/index.php?q=community-development and Town of Hamburg’s Draft Action Plan and Consolidated Plan can be viewed on its website at www.townofhamburgny.com/community-development/
Four (4) public hearings have been scheduled to discuss the draft Action Plan and Consolidated Plan mentioned above. The public is encouraged to attend these hearings, which will be held on Tuesday, January 21 at 6:30 p.m., Lackawanna Public Library, Community Room, 560 Ridge Road, Lackawanna; on Wednesday, January 22 at 6:30 p.m., Hamburg Town Hall, Lobby, 6100 South Park Avenue, Hamburg; and on Thursday, January 23 at 7:00 p.m., City of Tonawanda, Court Room, 200 Niagara Street, Tonawanda. Meeting rooms are fully accessible. Persons with special needs and who are unable to attend any of the three (3) public meetings can participate in a Public Hearing Meeting and Conference Call on Wednesday, January 15 at 9:30 am at the Edward A. Rath County Office Building, 95 Franklin Street, 10th Floor, Room 1004, Buffalo, NY. To participate by phone, call 716-858-2468; enter Meeting Number 6409 and Attendee Access Code 3690. Written comments on the draft Action Plan and Consolidated Plan will be accepted through February 3, 2020 by Paul D’Orlando, Principal Contract Monitor, Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, Edward A. Rath County Office Building, 95 Franklin Street – 10th Floor, Buffalo, NY 14202, by fax at 716- 858-7248 or by e-mail to paul.d’firstname.lastname@example.org. Written comments on Hamburg’s draft Action Plan and Consolidated Plan will be accepted through February 3, 2020 by the Town of Hamburg Department of Community Development, 6100 South Park Avenue, Hamburg, NY 14075 or by e-mail to email@example.com Each meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Non-English speaking persons or persons with Limited English Proficiency or special needs should contact Mariely Ortiz at (716) 858-1916 or Mariely.Ortiz@erie.gov for further assistance or to access documents in another language.
Para asistencia en Español, se puede contactar a Mariely Ortiz (716) 858-1916 o Mariely.Ortiz@erie.gov