The City of Buffalo will host a community meeting at the Matt Urban Center, 1081 Broadway, on March 14, 2019 from 6:00-7:30pm to gather input from community residents to inform its Annual Action Plan.
Residents are invited to share their thoughts on neighborhood needs and target areas. This will inform how the City allocates funds from the following entitlement programs provided by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD):
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG): Benefits low-income households and neighborhoods by providing funds to repair homes, demolish abandoned properties, improve public facilities such as parks and recreation centers, repave streets and fix sidewalks, promote economic development, and provide human services.
HOME Investment Partnership (HOME): Assists with the construction or renovation of housing for low-income homebuyers and renters.
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG): Addresses the needs of the homeless through street outreach, emergency shelter, prevention, and rapid re-housing activities.
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA): Provides rental assistance and supportive services to persons with HIV/AIDS and their families.
For more information on the meeting or if special accommodations are required, contact the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning at 851-6578 or HUDAdministrator@city-buffalo.com. Burmese, Arabic, Nepali, and Karen speakers MUST RSVP for translation services.
It was a busy evening at 1081 Broadway with the City of Buffalo’s Public Hearing/Community Roundtable event. Members of the community and area non-profit organizations were invited to weigh in on how the City will allocate its 2018-2019 funding, including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) funds.
Breakout discussion groups dove into topics including funding needs for housing, community planning, crime prevention, public infrastructure, demolition, and public facilities.
Thank you to all who attended this event!