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ANNUAL ACTION PLAN: ONE YEAR USE OF FUNDS PROGRAM YEAR 2008-2009 November 19, 2007 Northwest Community Center 155 Lawn Ave. Making Communities Livable Growing Our Economic Base Supporting Public Services Byron W. Brown, Mayor Executive Summary
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November 19, 2007
Northwest Community Center
155 Lawn Ave.
Making Communities Livable
Growing Our Economic Base
Supporting Public Services
Byron W. Brown, Mayor
The Consolidated Plan for the City of Buffalo, prepared by the Office of Strategic Planning, is a prerequisite for the City's annual funding from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for four Federal entitlement programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) and the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG).
The annual funding of the City’s priority project areas will be described in the Annual Action Plan. Each program or project funded will address one of the City's most critical needs in economic development, neighborhood revitalization, housing development, public facilities, and public services for low and moderate income families and homelessness.
One of the City’s major goals outlined in the Comprehensive Plan is to achieve vibrant living environments.
This will be partially accomplished through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Program Year 34 projects and activities. Infrastructure improvements will be made in targeted low and moderate-income neighborhoods and revitalization communities.
Revitalization of deteriorating neighborhoods will be accomplished through acquisition, demolition and clearance.
Wherever possible, existing housing stock will be preserved through rehabilitation and energy conservation, to maintain a high level of quality housing for low and moderate income residents.
CDBG supported activities will include educational and employment training, job creation and retention activities for low and moderate-income people.
CDBG will also include business development activities that support neighborhood commercial revitalization activities including an enhanced, comprehensive façade program as well as enhanced support to small and minority based businesses.
A third major goal is to support public services that improve the health, welfare and safety of residents, especially youth, the elderly, frail elderly, the homeless, persons with special needs and other vulnerable populations.
CDBG, HOME, ESG, and HOPWA funds will support activities that provide senior services; healthcare services; housing services to support affordable housing opportunities for first-time homebuyers and prevent homelessness; transportation; children and youth services; employment training services; crime prevention; and services to persons with disabilities.
Estimated $16,510,228 Allocation
Acquisition & Disposition 5%
Public Facilities 5%
Economic Development 13%
Public Services 15%
HUD Repayment 17%
Planning & Administration 18%
Estimated $4,728,820 Allocation
Rental Housing Rehab. & Dev. 25%
Homeowner Rehabilitation 25%
Homebuyer Activities 20%
CHDO Set Aside Activities 15%
CHDO Operating Cost Assist. 5%
Planning & Administration 10%
Estimated $713,642 Allocation
Emergency Shelter 27%
Transitional Housing 29%
Outreach Services 17%
Estimated $480,000 Allocation
Tenant Based Rental Assistance 55%
Short Term Rent, Utilities,
Mortgage Assistance 19%
Support Services 19%
Planning & Administration 7%
Strengthening our Communities through strategic, prioritized investment.
Citizens wishing to submit written comments on tonight’s public hearing may do so by sending to:
Attn: Lynn Urbanski
Office of Strategic Planning
315 City Hall
Buffalo, NY 14202
or by e-mail to: email@example.com