Town of Cheektowaga
Erie County, NY

Resolution
RES-2017-535

Call for Public Hearing for Community Development Funds

Information

Department:Community DevelopmentSponsors:Councilmember Linda Hammer, Supervisor Diane Benczkowski
Category:Public HearingFunctions:Community Development

Body

WHEREAS, the Town of Cheektowaga is eligible to receive funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships Programs for the 2018 Program Year, and

WHEREAS, the Town of Cheektowaga is required to prepare and submit to the Department of Housing and Urban Development an Annual Plan which identifies the activities that the Town will carry-out during the next program year, and

WHEREAS, the Town is required to hold public hearings to obtain the views of Town residents, public agencies and other interested parties on housing and community development needs, to identify additional proposed activities, and to review program performance during the previous program year, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT

RESOLVED, that a public hearing be held on October 10, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. at Cheektowaga Town Hall, 3301 Broadway at Union Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14227 for the above stated purpose, and BE IT

FURTHER RESOLVED, that a public notice of such public hearing be published in the Cheektowaga Bee.

Notice of Public Hearing

Town of Cheektowaga FY 2018 Annual Plan

Community Development Block Grant/HOME Programs

 

A Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. at Cheektowaga Town Hall, 3301 Broadway, Cheektowaga, New York, regarding the Town of Cheektowaga’s FY 2018 Annual Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Programs.

 

The amount of CDBG and HOME funding for which the Town will be eligible next year has not yet been determined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  In 2017, the Town received $910,260 in CDBG funds and $191,983 in HOME funds.  The purpose of the hearing is to solicit the views of citizens, public agencies and other interested parties on housing and community development needs throughout the Town, develop proposed activities and to review program performance of the Town's Community Development Program. A complete listing of eligible activities can be obtained from the Town’s Community Development Office at the address listed below.  Funded eligible activities have included the rehabilitation of residences owned by low-income residents, services to seniors and low-income youth, as well as counseling for homebuyers, those at risk for foreclosure, financial education, police foot patrols in low-income neighborhoods, and capital improvements in low-income neighborhoods.

 

Residents of low income neighborhoods and all citizens of the Town and Villages are encouraged to participate and express their views on the use of funds and activities that may be carried out with program funds.  Although not likely, CDBG or HOME funded activities may result in displacement. In the event displacement due to CDBG or HOME funded activities occurs, relocation assistance will be provided in conformity with the requirements of the Uniform Relocation Act of 1970, implementing regulations in 24 CFR Part 42, and regulations governing the CDBG program at 24 CFR 570.606.

 

Upon prior request, an interpreter will be made available at the hearing to sign for the hearing impaired.  Please contact the Cheektowaga Community Development Office (716-897-7200) seven (7) days prior to the hearing if you need such special arrangements or have language issues which need to be addressed.  The hearing location is accessible to the physically disabled.  Written comments may be submitted to the Town of Cheektowaga Office of Community Development, 275 Alexander Avenue, Cheektowaga, New York, 14211.

 

Meeting History

Sep 26, 2017 7:00 PM  Board Regular Meeting
RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Linda Hammer, Councilmember
SECONDER:Diane Benczkowski, Supervisor
AYES:Diane Benczkowski, James P. Rogowski, Gerald Kaminski, Timothy J. Meyers, Linda Hammer
EXCUSED:Christine Adamczyk, Alice Magierski

Discussion