DRAFT 2021 Action Plan for Community Development and Public Hearing Notice

Modified: January 7, 2021 11:48am

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2021 Action Plan - DRAFT



Erie County/Town ofHamburg

2021 Action Plan of 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 2021 Action Plan.  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 2021 provides a basis for assessing performance against the Consolidated Plan and identifies specific projects for 2021. 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 $3,170,812 plus estimated program income of $520,870; Town of Hamburg CDBG of $420,000 plus estimated program income of $80,000; Erie County HOME Grant of $940,446 plus estimated program income and/or recaptured funds of $160,266; and Erie County Emergency Solutions Grant of $239,450.


A public comment period on the draft Action Plan will be held from January 8 to February 10, 2021.  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 can be viewed on Erie County’s web site at www.erie.gov and Town of Hamburg’s Draft Action Plan can be viewed on its website at www.townofhamburgny.com/community-development/ 



Three (3) public hearings have been scheduled to discuss the draft Action Plan. The public is encouraged to attend these hearings, which will be held virtually on Tuesday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m. and Thursday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m.

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 10, 2021 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’Orlando@erie.gov  Written comments on Hamburg’s draft Action Plan will be accepted through February 10, 2021 by the Town of Hamburg Department of Community Development, 6100 South Park Avenue, Hamburg, NY  14075 or by e-mail to tregan@townofhamburgny.com or cdpublichearing@townofhamburgny.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


Draft 2021 Action Plan document