Helping to Build Better Neighborhoods and a Better Community!
Hamburg Community Development has been making a better community for Town of Hamburg residents since 1985. Our department utilizes the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Home Investment Partnership (HOME) programs as funded from the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). We have also applied for and have been awarded other grant funding to assist the community. Since 1985, Hamburg Community Development has brought in over $40 million in funding for the town and its villages. As part of these programs, we offer housing programs, public service programs, and have completed millions of dollars of public facility projects throughout the entire town, including the Villages of Blasdell and Hamburg. Our client services are available to income eligible residents, see the chart under "Service Information" below. However, our "First Time Homebuyer" (FTHB) program is available to all "income eligible" persons/families looking to purchase their first home (single family) within the township, regardless of their current residence. Our primary funding agency is the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, thus we must follow their rules/regulations, which includes the income limits per family size. The Town of Hamburg is an Equal Housing Opportunity provider and has had its own Fair Housing Law since 1986, which includes "source of income" protections among many others.
The Town of Hamburg has housing programs that can assist you to:
* Become a first time home owner "conditional grants" (up to $20,000)
* Renovate your home or mobile home
Certain restrictions apply to each program!
Call our office at 716-648-6216 for details or click on a program application link below (Program Year 2023 Applications).
See a list of Countywide assistance program phone numbers > assistance programs/phone numbers.
- Temporary Assistance Programs Erie County Social Services - Temporary Assistance:
Services are available to income eligible residents of the Town of Hamburg, including income eligible residents of the Villages of Blasdell and Hamburg (see family size/maximum income level chart below). Our "First Time Homebuyer" program is available to all income eligible persons/families looking to purchase their first home (single family) within the township. Certain restrictions apply to each program! The Town of Hamburg is an Equal Housing Opportunity provider. Call our office at 716-648-6216 with questions about our programs and services.
Town of Hamburg, New York population: 60,161 (2022 Est.)
Income Limits for Housing Programs as of June 15, 2023
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2024 CDBG/HOME PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE (All hearing have been held for 2024 CDBG funding)
Please take notice that the Town of Hamburg Department of Community Development (Hamburg Community Development) will hold public hearings for the use of anticipated Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership (HOME) program funds for the 2024 Program Year (4/1/2024-3/31/2025). Public hearings will be held on the following dates/times at the following locations:
August 14, 2023 4:00pm & 6:00pm Hamburg Town Hall
September 11, 2023 4:00pm & 6:00pm Hamburg Town Hall
September 18, 2023 4:00pm Hamburg Village Hall
September 20, 2023 4:30pm Blasdell Village Hall
September 25, 2023 4:00pm & 6:00pm Hamburg Town Hall
October 2, 2023 4:00pm & 6:00pm Hamburg Town Hall (Final Hearing for 2024 Funding Requests)
In addition to the in-person hearings, you can also submit requests for eligible funding/projects via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org All in-person public hearing spaces are accessible and persons needing other accommodations may contact the Department of Community Development at (716) 648-6216 or the e-mail address above. All funding requests must be received utilizing the 2024 CDBG funding Application (see related documents at the bottom of this page). Requests are due by October 20, 2023 at noon.
The Town of Hamburg is an "Equal Housing Opportunity" provider! Officially, the month of April is Fair Housing Month each year. Yet in Hamburg, it is always Fair Housing Month. This past April, 2023 was the 55th anniversary of Title VIII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1968, also known as the National Fair Housing Act! The Town of Hamburg has had its Fair Housing Law since 1986, which includes "source of income" protection. This form of discrimination is illegal within the Town of Hamburg, Erie County and the State of New York. If you feel you have been discriminated against at all, call our office and/or Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Inc. at 716-854-1400
Annual Marketing Plan Requirement:
For landlords/realtors/developers renting 20 or more units per year, the Town of Hamburg requires a Marketing Plan to be on file! These plans are due in January of each year to the Department of Community Development. See the specific requirements at Section 109-10 Hamburg's Fair Housing Law (PDF).
As part of the towns Homeless Prevention Program, Hamburg Community Development works with "Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo" and "Neighborhood Legal Services" to provide free legal assistance to qualified residents dealing with evictions or eviction issues. Call our office for information at 716-648-6216 or directly contact the listed agency below at their phone number:
* Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo 716-853-9555
* Neighborhood Legal Services 716-847-0650
Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Inc (HOME) is on site the 1st Wednesday of each month between the hours of 2:00pm & 4:00pm at 6122 South Park Avenue (Community Development Office). Topics relating to fair housing, tenant rights, landlord rights, plus more can be discussed. All are welcome! FREE!
Belmont Housing Resources for WNY (Belmont) is on site the 4th Tuesday of each month between the hours of 2:00pm & 4:00pm at 6122 South Park Avenue (Community Development Office). Topics relating to budget, credit, debt counseling as well as housing issues can be discussed. All are welcome! FREE!
In May, 2016, the town's law established an "inclusionary zoning" statute which put into effect all new multifamily developments of eight or more units must provide for 10% of said project as affordable housing. The 2023 HUD Income Limits were relased on June 15, 2023.
See the 2023 Inclusionary Zoning reporting forms (PDF). Inclusionary Zoning reporting forms
All Rental Housing Providers
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 Town of Hamburg has had its own Fair Housing Law since 1986 (see below): There are also, Erie County, New York State and federal Fair Housing laws that pertain (see below):
- Hamburg Fair Housing Law (PDF)
- Erie County Fair Housing Law
- New York State Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity
- HUD Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity
Renters, do you need help finding an apartment?
If so, then check out the New York Housing Search website for assistance.
Senior & Low/Moderate Income Housing within the Town of Hamburg (click on the link below):
Senior - L/M Housing Listing
Regulatory Documents + MISC Public Information
- HUD Target Area Map (PDF)
- 2023 Action Plan - Final
- Public Notice 2023 Action Plan (PDF)
- CDBG/HOME Public Hearing Notice FY24
- 2024 CDBG Funding Application
- 2023 HUD Citizen Participation Plan
- FONSI-RROF 2023
- 2022 CAPER Public Notice
- 2022 PY CAPER Draft
- New York State Real Property Law - Manufactured Homes Program (PDF)