Welcome to the Town of Hamburg, New York... the Town that Friendship Built!
We hope that you will find the information contained within to be interesting and beneficial as you explore our newly designed site. We believe this exciting technology, from which you and others can learn about our Town will also offer an unparalleled opportunity to interact with the day to day operations of our government. Whether you are an interested observer or a concerned resident, we hope to provide a mechanism where those with access to the Internet can learn important facts about the Town of Hamburg. While our web site is forever changing, we will endeavor to expand and keep current the information.
Hamburg is located on the shores of Lake Erie, just 20 minutes south of the City of Buffalo. In addition to providing excellent recreational options, we offer ample shopping and fine dining. Because of our suburb schools, safe neighborhoods and business opportunities, we know you'll find Hamburg a fine place to grow a family or business.
Residents find employment in industrial and service industries within the Town and Metropolitan Buffalo. Police and fire protection, along with highway, sanitation, recreation, sewage services and facilities, are provided for the area by the Town or special districts under the supervision of the Town Board. The Villages of Blasdell and Hamburg are contained within the Town's boundaries.
Minutes away from Hamburg, you have Canada and Niagara Falls to the North; winery tours, Amish Country and the Chautauqua Institute to the South; ski resorts and amusement parks to the East and over 9,000 square miles of fishing, boating and water sports to the west. The Buffalo Niagara International Airport is only a 20 minute drive from Hamburg, on the New York State Thruway. So check out our site, then come visit and see for yourself what a great place Hamburg really is!
"Helping to build better neighborhoods and a better community"
The "Inclusionary Zoning" law passed in May, 2016 by the Town of Hamburg
as part of its FAIR HOUSING and ZONING laws is in force!
(Affordable rental housing in all NEW multifamily developments of eight (8) or more units)
The Department of Community Developments is tasked with the enforcement of this law for the Town of Hamburg.
Contact the Department of Community Development at (716) 648-6216 for the required paperwork in this regard.
If you are planning a multi-family project,
please check the towns code at Chapter 109 - Section 11 OR Chapter 280 - 51.1
View the 2019 "Draft" Action Plan for CDBG/HOME funding below:
2019 "Draft" Action Plan
"ZOMBIE" & FORECLOSURE PROGRAM
The Town of Hamburg is working to address the zombie housing issue.
Town residents (including residents of the Villages of Blasdell & Hamburg) can receive FREE
assistance if you are in danger of losing your home OR are close to foreclosure.
***MOST IMPORTANTLY - You/Your family DO NOT have to vacate your home***
We offer FREE services including mortgage modification services that can try to keep you in your home!
Contact our office at (716) 648 - 6216
Contact one of our certified/approved providers below:
1) Belmont Housing Resources for WNY (884-7791; ext.330)
2) The Buffalo Urban League (250-2400)
Each of the above agencies are HUD & NYS certified to assist you with this issue.
Each month, both agencies will have "on-site" services within our offices (6122 South Park Avenue).
The Buffalo Urban League is here the 2nd Wednesday between 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm.
Belmont Housing Resources is here the 4th Wednesday between 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm.
This is FREE & open to the general public each month.
The Town of Hamburg has the most comprehensive Fair Housing law in New York State,
which includes a section that pertains to "inclusionary zoning", the first of its kind in WNY.
Read the complete Town of Hamburg Fair Housing law below (click the link).
Hamburg Fair Housing Law
The Town of Hamburg has housing programs that can assist you to...
* Become a 1st Time Home Owner *
Click HERE for an application into our 1st Time Home Owner program.
You can also Renovate your home OR mobile home!
Certain restrictions apply to each program!
Call our office at (716) 648 - 6216 for details
Income restrictions apply per family size. See below.
Family Size Maximum Income Allowable
Click on the program link below to get a PDF version of our application for either of our housing programs.