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Community Development

CDBG Consortium

HOME Consortium

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.

These monies are used for a variety of community planning/improvement projectshousing programs, and economic development programs.

The Community Development program year runs from April 1st through March 31st.


  • Erie County held the 2nd Annual Housing Summit on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at the Rural Outreach Center, 730 Olean Rd, East Aurora, NY 14052.  To see the informational flyer for this event Click Here.  In preparation for the Summit, the Department created land use and census data maps for each municipality.  Click here to view those PDFs.
  • 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.