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Community Development

The Community Development section of the Planning Department offers information and guidance for residents, homeowners and potential homeowners in the Town of Amherst. Find more information about services, housing assistance programs, rental assistance programs and weatherization programs in this area.

If you are in need of housing assistance or counseling on a housing matter, you can contact us at 631-7082 or explore some of the links below.

On April 11, 2015 Amherst submitted its Five Year Consolidated Plan to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, on behalf of the Amherst-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda HOME Consortium. The 2017 Annual Action Plan for Amherst covers the third year of the Five Year Consolidated Plan for 2015-2019; the Program Year runs from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018.

Below is a copy of the Draft 2017 Annual Action Plan. This Plan is based upon the goals and objectives determined to meet the priority needs of the low- to moderate- income residents in the community. The Draft 2017 Annual Action Plan is available for public review and comment until January 17, 2017. Comments may be submitted in writing to Amherst Community Development, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221 until that date.

The Draft 2017 Annual Action Plan was made available to the public in the Town's four libraries and Town Clerk's and Village Clerk's offices on December 16, 2016 for a thirty day public comment period. The first Public Hearing was held on this proposed Plan on October 19, 2016. The second Public Hearing will be held on January 17, 2017 at the Town Board meeting. Copies of the final Five Year Consolidated Plan and Annual Plan are also available on the Town's website, the Town's libraries, and the Village and Town Clerks' Office.

If additional copies of the Plan are requested we will be most happy to provide them. Please contact the Community Development Office at 631-7082.

Five Year Consolidated Plan

Final 2016 Annual Action Plan

Substantial Amendment to 2015 and 2016 Annual Action Plans

Town of Amherst Community Development Budget for 2017

Draft 2017 Action Plan (revised 2/7/2017)

2015PY Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

Community Development

2010 HUD Assessment of Performance
Community Development Block Grant HUD Qualifying Census Block Groups
2015 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing

Community Development Housing Assistance Programs

Tips for the Homebuyer
First-Time Homebuyer Program
Mortgage Loan Guidance
Housing Rehabilitation Program
Weatherization Assistance Information
Erie County Fair Housing Partnership

Affordable Housing

Rental Assistance
(Belmont Housing Resources)

Senior Housing
- People, Inc.
- Senior Living Source
- Weinburg Campus

Multi-Family Housing
- Princeton Apartments
- Oxford Village Apartment (Allenhurst)
- Sutton Place Creekwoods
- Accessible Housing
- Amherst Affordable Housing

Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

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