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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

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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 Five-Year Plan covers the period of April 1, 2020-March 31, 2025. 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.

Also available (see below) is a copy of the Draft 2024 Annual Action Plan. This Plan covers the last year of the 5 Year Consolidated Plan and runs from April 1, 2024-March 31, 2025. The Draft 2024 Annual Action Plan is available for public review at the Town's Planning Department, Town and Village Clerk's office and the four Town libraries. 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, or

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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  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221