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Environmental Review Record for Blocher Homes Apartments 3.8.23

Draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan for the Special Appropriation of the American Rescue Plan Act

Requests for Proposals Lead Hazard, Mold, Asbestos, and Radon Testing Services

LMI Block Group Map

The Community Development division of the Amherst 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 (716) 631-7082 or explore some of the links below.

In April 2020, 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 2021 Annual Action Plan for Amherst covers the second year of the Five Year Consolidated Plan for 2020-2024; the Program Year runs from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. Copies of the final Five Year Consolidated Plan and 2021 Annual Plan are on the Town’s website, in the Town's libraries, and the Village and Town Clerks' Office.

Also available (see below) is a copy of the Draft 2022 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 first Public Hearing was held on this proposed Plan on October 18, 2021. The second Public Hearing will be held at the Town Board Meeting scheduled for January 18, 2022. The Draft 2022 Annual Action Plan is available for public review and comment at the Town's Planning Department, Town and Village Clerk's office and the four Town libraries until January 17, 2022. Comments may be submitted in writing to Amherst Community Development, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221 or at until that date.

If additional copies of the Plan are requested we will be most happy to provide them. Please contact the Community Development Office at (716) 631-7082.

Community Development Housing Assistance Programs

Affordable Housing

Senior Housing

Multi-Family Housing

Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

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About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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The Town of Amherst ADA Coordinators are Robert McCarthy (Director of Human Resources) and Mark Berke (Commissioner of Buildings).

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    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221