NOTICE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CITIZEN FORUMS
Notice to the Citizens of the Erie County Consortium
The Citizen Forums, part of the 2021-2022 Consolidated Plan process, are intended to provide an opportunity for citizens to express community development and housing needs and to discuss possible projects which would benefit low- and moderate-income persons, the elderly and residents with a disability in Erie County.
The Call-In Virtual Citizen Forums will be held on Tuesday, September 22 at 7:00 pm and Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00 pm. Citizens participating in the Call-In Virtual Citizen Forum will call 716-858-2468, enter Meeting Number 6409 and Attendee Access Code of 3690.
Proposed projects, meeting U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development national objectives and eligibility criteria, will use federal funds in the following Community Development Consortium communities: the Cities of Lackawanna and Tonawanda, the Villages of Akron, Alden, Angola, Depew, East Aurora, Farnham, Gowanda, Lancaster, North Collins, Orchard Park, Springville and the 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.
The Erie County Urban Consortium is eligible for Federal Community Development Block Grant, HOME and Emergency Solutions Grants under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, the HOME Investment Partnership Program and the Stuart B. McKinney Homeless Program.
Citizens are urged to call in to these forums as well as scheduled local municipal Community Development Hearings to make known their views and/or written proposals on potential projects to be submitted for possible funding through the Federal Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership and Emergency Solutions Grant Programs.
The forums will also present a review of prior Community Development projects and expenditures and a discussion of eligible activities. 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, puede contactar a Mariely Ortiz (716) 858-1916