Hamburg Community Development
"Helping to build better neighborhoods and a better community"
Hamburg Community Development has applied for & has been awarded over
$28,000,000 in grant funding for the Town of Hamburg and its Villages!
Hamburg Community Development
6100 South Park Avenue
Hamburg, New York 14075
(716) 648 - 6216
Office Location: 6122 South Park Avenue, Hamburg, NY 14075
Director of Community Development; Christopher Hull - firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Director of Community Development; Timothy Regan - email@example.com
Senior Clerk; Brigit Hubert - firstname.lastname@example.org
Services are available to income eligible residents of the Town of Hamburg,
including income eligible residents of the Villages of Blasdell and Hamburg.
Our "First Time Homebuyer" program is available to ALL
income eligible persons/families regardless of their current residence!
The Town of Hamburg is taking measures to avoid social interactions during this crisis.
Contact our office for further information.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has released its COVID-19 eviction stoppage form (see below).
New York State has the Safe Harbor Act for eviction restrictions.
See below for further information:
The Tenant Safe Harbor Act provides protection from eviction for renters who have experienced financial hardship during the COVID-19 State of Emergency. The legislation prohibits courts from ever evicting residential tenants who experienced financial hardship for non-payment of rent that accrues or becomes due during the COVID-19 period. It would apply to any unpaid rent accrued between March 7 and the yet-to-be-determined date on which all COVID-related restrictions on non-essential gatherings and businesses are lifted.
The Department of Community Development has contracted with the Center for Elder Law & Justice as well as Neighborhood Legal Services to provide legal assistance to residents dealing with evictions during this pandemic. Call our office for further information (716) 648 - 6216.
The Centers for Disease Control issued a federal eviction moratorium for all renters at risk of being evicted to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. The moratorium went into effect September 4, 2020 and lasts through December 31, 2020. The order applies to states and territories with reported cases of coronavirus. Qualified renters must provide a signed declaration to their landlord (see below). If able to pay your rent, you must still do so. Renters can still be evicted for the following reasons: (1) conducting criminal activity on the property; (2) damaging the property; (3) violating building codes, health ordinances; and (4) violating the rental contract (other than the timely payment of rent, late fees, etc.).
Click declaration-form.pdf for the form!
Hamburg Community Development has its "Homeless Prevention" program to assist our residents.
See the application for rent and utility assistance below!
In addition, the federal government had issued an eviction moratorium for federally backed projects.
See the listing below for federally backed projects covered by the federal moratorium.
Freddie Mac * Fannie Mae * HUD LIHTC * FHA
The following multi-family complexes in Hamburg are under this moratorium
(listings as of May 1, 2020)
Barone Heights Appartments
Brook Gardens MHC
Cambridge Square Apartments
Camelot Village Apartments
Coach Lite Apartments
Claire Court Apartments
Creek Bend Heights
Emerald Green Apartments
Lincoln Square Apartments
Old Tyme Village Apartments
Our Mother of Good Counsel Apartments
Pierce Square Apartments
Washington Square Apartments
HUD Target Area Map
Public Hearings for any 2021 federal
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Home Investment Partnership (HOME)
funding will be held on the following dates/times/locations.
All interested persons can attend these hearings in person (masks & social distancing required)
or can send project/funding requests to the following e-mail address:
Monday, September 14, 2020: 5:00pm & 6:30pm (Hamburg Town Hall)
Wednesday, September 16, 2020: 5:30pm (Blasdell Village Hall)
Remaining Public Hearing Schedule
(Masks/Social Distancing Required)
Monday, September 28, 2020: 5:00pm & 6:30pm (Hamburg Town Hall)
Wednesday, October 7, 2020: 4:00pm (Hamburg Village Hall)
Monday, October 19, 2020: 5:00pm & 6:30pm (Hamburg Town Hall)
Click below for the 2021 CDBG Funding Application
Town of Hamburg Amended Citizen Participation Plan
Click below for the amended Citizen Participation Plan
Town of Hamburg
2019 "Draft" CAPER
Town of Hamburg
2020 Combined FONSI-RROF Notice
[Finding of no significant impact on the environment & Request for release of funds]
In accordance with the request for release of funds & certification
IT IS ALWAYS FAIR HOUSING MONTH IN HAMBURG!
As a reminder, "source of income" discrimination
is illegal within the Town of Hamburg (since 1986)!
It is also illegal within Erie County (since 2018)
and New York State (May, 2019). Call or e-mail for information.
If you feel you have been discriminated against, call our office and/or
Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Inc. (854-1400)
If you need "assistance" please click on the following link for a listing of assistance programs + phone numbers.
TOWN OF HAMBURG
INCLUSIONARY ZONING LAW!
The "Inclusionary Zoning" law passed in May, 2016 by the Town of Hamburg
as part of its FAIR HOUSING and ZONING laws is currently 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.
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 within the Town of Hamburg,
check the towns code at Chapter 109 - Section 11 OR Chapter 280 - 51.1
For a link to the reporting forms, click on the following:
HAMBURG COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
6122 South Park Avenue
Hamburg, New York 14075
Our offices hours are from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
The Town of Hamburg still has housing programs available for eligible clients!
We offer the following programs (Application links are below)!
* First-time home buyer "conditional grant" program *
* Housing Renovation Loan program *
* Housing Renovation "grant" program (restrictions apply) *
Certain restrictions apply to each program!
Call our office at (716) 648-6216 for specific details.
If you would like to get an application for any of our programs, click on the specific link below
and a new page will open with the application in a PDF format.
Program funding is currently available!
The 2020 Income and Loan % Rates for our housing programs were updated on May 1, 2020!
See income chart below for FTHB limits (80% Median Income)
& Housing Renovation Loan rates per income level.
|Number of People in Household||Grant Program
|2% Loan Limit
|4% Loan Limit
The Town of Hamburg advocates & supports
Fair Housing & Equal Housing Opportunities for ALL!
See our Fair Housing Law by clicking the link below!
For landlords/realtors/developers renting twenty or more units per year, your Marketing Plans are due in January of each year to the Department of Community Development. See the Fair Housing Law requirements via the link below:
The Town of Hamburg is an "Equal Housing Opportunity" provider!
The Hamburg Economic Area Revitalization Taskforce, Inc. (HEART, Inc.)
still has loans available for businesses within the Village of Hamburg to complete
facade repairs or some interior projects. Loan funds are currently available! See the Loan Application below:
RENTERS & RENTAL HOUSING PROVIDERS
Are you looking for a place to rent
Are you trying to advertise an apartment for rent?
Before you do anything, please read through Fair Housing law(s) for the jurisdiction you are trying to rent in or trying to rent to.
The following Fair Housing laws pertain:
New York State Fair Housing and Human Rights Laws as well as Federal Fair Housing Law.
Click here to check out these laws/protections.
Do you need help finding an apartment?
If so, then check out the following website for help!
CLICK HERE FOR ASSISTANCE FROM New York State!
Important links to other websites/programs:
New York State
Hamburg Chamber of Commerce
Belmont Housing Resources
Housing Opportunities Made Equal
Erie County Fair Housing Partnership
Village of Hamburg
Village of Blasdell