The Planning Division administers the Erie County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Consortiums. These comprise 34 and 37 communities, respectively, in Erie County that have banded together to receive federal funds.
The Community Development program year runs from April 1st through March 31st.
- Erie County now has a local Fair Housing Law! The legislation, which was signed into law by Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on May 22, 2018, incorporates the same protections as the federal and state fair housing laws while also prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity, immigration and citizenship status, and source of income. Click to read the legislation
In accordance with Initiatives for a Smart Economy 2.0, Erie County’s Department of Environment and Planning is assisting municipalities with comprehensive plan updates. Please see the Comprehensive Plan Updates page for more information.