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Public hearings scheduled on 2020-24 Consolidated Plan for Community Development & 2020 action plan

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Thu, Jan 16th 2020 09:55 am

Lackawanna, Hamburg, Tonawanda host hearings over three nights; residents urged to voice concerns on housing, economic & community development needs, homeless issues

The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning will host public hearings for the draft 2020-24 Consolidated Plan for Community Development and the 2020 Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”), Home Investment Partnership Grant (“HOME”), and Emergency Solutions Grant (“HESG”) during the week of Jan. 20 in three communities across Erie County.

The department has prepared a draft 2020-24 consolidated plan and 2020 action plan, which outlines goals and objectives related to housing, economic and community development, and homeless issues in the communities that make up the Erie County CDBG and HOME Investment Partnership Consortium. The draft plan gives specific attention to the needs of low- to moderate-income households residing in the consortia communities.

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 of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s formula grant programs, including CDBG, HOME and HESG.

Public hearings are slated for

•Tuesday, Jan. 21: 6:30 p.m. at the Lackawanna Public Library Community Room, 560 Ridge Road

•Wednesday, Jan. 22: 6:30 p.m. at Hamburg Town Hall lobby, 6100 South Park Ave.

•Thursday, Jan. 23: 7 p.m. at the City of Tonawanda court room, 200 Niagara St., Tonawanda 

For more information on the department or the hearings, visit http://www2.erie.gov/environment/.

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