Hamburg Community Development
"Helping to build better neighborhoods and a better community"
Hamburg Community Development has applied for & has been awarded over
$30,000,000 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
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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!
*** COVID-19 NOTICE ***
Masks are REQUIRED if visiting our offices.
Please try to conduct business via phone/e-mail.
Applications/Documents can be dropped into our secure mail slot near the front door.
We are strictly enforcing "social distancing".
Contact our office for further information.
New York State passes the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction & Foreclosure Act of 2020 (12/28/2020)
The Act prevents residential evictions, foreclosure proceedings, credit discrimination and negative credit reporting related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also extends the Senior Citizens' Homeowner Exemption and Disabled Homeowner Exemption from 2020 to 2021. The Act adds to New York State's efforts to protect tenants and homeowners from the economic hardship incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Residential Evictions: The Act places a moratorium on residential evictions until May 1, 2021 for tenants who have endured COVID-related hardship. Tenants must submit a hardship declaration, or a document explaining the source of the hardship, to prevent evictions. Landlords can evict tenants that are creating safety or health hazards for other tenants, and those tenants who do not submit hardship declarations. Residential Foreclosure Proceedings: The Act also places a moratorium on residential foreclosure proceedings until May 1, 2021. Homeowners and small landlords who own 10 or fewer residential dwellings can file hardship declarations with their mortgage lender, other foreclosing party or a court that would prevent a foreclosure. Tax Lien Sales: The Act prevents local governments from engaging in a tax lien sale or a tax foreclosure until at least May 1, 2021. Payments due to the locality are still due. Credit Discrimination and Negative Credit Reporting: Lending institutions are prohibited from discriminating against a property owner seeking credit because the property owner has been granted a stay of mortgage foreclosure proceedings, tax foreclosure proceedings or tax lien sales. They are also prohibited from discriminating because the owner is in arrears and has filed a hardship declaration with the lender. See the NYS Hardship Declaration Form from the NYS Court System below:
The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) 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 MARCH 31, 2021. The order applies to states and territories with reported cases of coronavirus. Qualified renters must provide a signed declaration to their landlord (see form below). If able to pay rent, you must still do so.
Click declaration-form.pdf for the form!
Hamburg Community Development has its "Homeless Prevention" program to assist residents.
See the application for rent and utility assistance below!
Hamburg Community Development has contracted with the "Center for Elder Law & Justice" as well as "Neighborhood Legal Services" to provide free legal assistance to qualified residents dealing with evictions during this pandemic. Call our office for further information (716) 648-6216 or the phone #'s below:
For other assistance, you can contact the following agencies:
Center for Elder Law/Justice (716) 853-3087
Neighborhood Legal Services (716) 847-0650
If you are in need of rental, mortgage or other assistance due to COVID-19,
click below for a link to wny211.org!
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
HUD Target Area Map
Hamburg/Erie County 2021 Action Plan
DRAFT 2021 Action Plan
HUD 2021 Action Plan Public Notice
2021 Action Plan Public Notice
Town of Hamburg Amended Citizen Participation Plan
Click below for the amended Citizen Participation Plan
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!
Click on the link below for FREE "on demand" Landlord Training from HOME, Inc.
Free Landlord Training
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 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 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) *
* Mobile Home Renovation Loan program *
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