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ANNUAL ACTION PLAN:
ONE YEAR USE OF FUNDS
PROGRAM YEAR 2008-2009
November 19, 2007
Northwest Community Center
155 Lawn Ave.
Making Communities Livable
Growing Our Economic Base
Supporting Public Services
Byron W. Brown, Mayor
Office of Strategic Planning
Executive Summary
The Consolidated Plan for the City of Buffalo, prepared by the Office
of Strategic Planning, is a prerequisite for the City's annual funding
from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
(HUD) for four Federal entitlement programs: Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships
(HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA)
and the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG).
The annual funding of the City’s priority project areas will be
described in the Annual Action Plan. Each program or project funded
will address one of the City's most critical needs in economic
development, neighborhood revitalization, housing development,
public facilities, and public services for low and moderate income
families and homelessness.
Office of Strategic Planning
FUNDING SOURCES
City of Buffalo
Comprehensive Plan
CDBG
HOME
Office of Strategic Planning
ESG
HOPW A
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
• Community Meetings
• Citizen Input per Public Comments
• Community Planning Council
Office of Strategic Planning
NEEDS
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Crime Prevention
Improve Housing
Infrastructure (sidewalks, streets, lighting)
Blighted Properties/Demolition
Jobs – Economic Development
Enhanced Youth Programs
Homeownership Assistance
Business Development
Enhanced Senior Programs
Office of Strategic Planning
Livable Communities
One of the City’s major goals outlined in the
Comprehensive Plan is to achieve vibrant living
environments.
This will be partially accomplished through Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG), Program Year 34
projects and activities. Infrastructure improvements will be
made in targeted low and moderate-income neighborhoods
and revitalization communities.
Office of Strategic Planning
Livable Communities
Revitalization of deteriorating neighborhoods will
be accomplished through acquisition, demolition
and clearance.
Wherever possible, existing housing stock will be
preserved through rehabilitation and energy
conservation, to maintain a high level of quality
housing for low and moderate income residents.
Office of Strategic Planning
Mid City Neighborhood
Revitalization Strategy Area
• The Dept. of HUD encourages cities to develop
comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategies to
provide for the economic empowerment of the low- and
moderate income residents of a particular neighborhood.
• In May 2007, the City of Buffalo received approval from
HUD for the designation of the Mid City NRSA.
• The Strategy seeks to create opportunities for additional
employment, improved housing stock, and to provide
necessary human services for the residents of the NRSA.
• The NRSA program provides the City with incentives to
stimulate development in the areas of job creation and
retention, housing, economic development, and public
services.
Office of Strategic Planning
Economic Development
CDBG supported activities will include
educational and employment training, job
creation and retention activities for low and
moderate-income people.
CDBG will also include business development
activities that support neighborhood commercial
revitalization activities including an enhanced,
comprehensive façade program as well as
enhanced support to small and minority based
businesses.
Office of Strategic Planning
Public Services
A third major goal is to support public services that improve
the health, welfare and safety of residents, especially youth,
the elderly, frail elderly, the homeless, persons with special
needs and other vulnerable populations.
CDBG, HOME, ESG, and HOPWA funds will support
activities that provide senior services; healthcare services;
housing services to support affordable housing opportunities
for first-time homebuyers and prevent homelessness;
transportation; children and youth services; employment
training services; crime prevention; and services to persons
with disabilities.
Office of Strategic Planning
TARGETED EFFORTS
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Livable Communities Initiative
Mid City NRSA
Mayor’s “5 in 5” Demolition Plan
Neighborhoods of Choice – Hamlin Park
Schools Renovation Projects
Combination with Capital Budgeting
Process
Office of Strategic Planning
CDBG
Estimated $16,510,228 Allocation
Acquisition & Disposition
Public Facilities
Clearance
Economic Development
Public Services
Housing
HUD Repayment
Planning & Administration
Office of Strategic Planning
5%
5%
6%
13%
15%
21%
17%
18%
HOME
Estimated $4,728,820 Allocation
Rental Housing Rehab. & Dev.
Homeowner Rehabilitation
Homebuyer Activities
CHDO Set Aside Activities
CHDO Operating Cost Assist.
Planning & Administration
Office of Strategic Planning
25%
25%
20%
15%
5%
10%
ESG
Estimated $713,642 Allocation
Emergency Shelter
Transitional Housing
Outreach Services
Prevention
Administration
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27%
29%
17%
22%
5%
HOPWA
Estimated $480,000 Allocation
Tenant Based Rental Assistance
55%
Short Term Rent, Utilities,
Mortgage Assistance
19%
Support Services
19%
Planning & Administration
7%
Office of Strategic Planning
Measurable Results
• Number of homes rehabbed, demolished, homeownership
opportunities provided
• Number and type of jobs created/retained
• Number of small businesses assisted and type of assistance
provided
• Number of clients served and type of assistance provided.
Office of Strategic Planning
Success
• Based on our ability to stick to the game plan and
remain focused on our priorities
• Leadership remaining committed to supporting the
goals of the comprehensive plan…fix the basics, build
on the assets
• Promoting Smart Growth by providing healthy livable
communities and a strong economic base.
Office of Strategic Planning
Thank You
Strengthening our Communities through
strategic, prioritized investment.
Citizens wishing to submit written comments on tonight’s public hearing
may do so by sending to:
Attn: Lynn Urbanski
Office of Strategic Planning
315 City Hall
Buffalo, NY 14202
or by e-mail to: [email protected]
Office of Strategic Planning

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