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CUOMO ANNOUNCES $478,000 IN HUD HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUNDS FOR THE TOWN OF HAMBURG, NEW YORK
WASHINGTON - Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo today announced $478,000 in HUD grants for housing and community development programs in the Town of Hamburg, NY.
"These funds will go toward community-based solutions to the housing and economic development challenges the Hamburg faces," Cuomo said. "We are funding a comprehensive strategy to create jobs and affordable housing, help homeless people become self-sufficient, provide housing assistance to people with AIDS, and increase homeownership."
Under the Town of Hamburg's 1998 Consolidated Plan, which was approved by HUD, the Town of Hamburg will receive $478,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.
Among the housing and community development efforts to be funded by the town this year are: economic development; housing rehabilitation; handicapped accessibility; and youth public services.
The Consolidated Planning process, developed by Cuomo when he served as HUD Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, ensures that local residents have strong input into the creation of comprehensive, community-based housing and economic development plans. The streamlined process gives communities maximum local flexibility, while reducing burdensome regulatory requirements. Local HUD staff are empowered to work closely with communities to customize Consolidated Plans and help them realize their housing and economic development goals.
Content Archived: January 20, 2009