The Community Development Department works to improve the overall availability of housing and quality of residential neighborhoods within the City of Lockport. This includes partnering with local and regional agencies to offer assistance, opportunities and other programs to make homeownership accessible and resources for skill growth and development to make more employment and economic growth opportunities available for residents.
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is a federal program that provides funding for housing and community development. In 1974, Congress passed the Housing and Community Development Act, Title I, which authorized the development of the CDBG Program. The program, administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, offers grant programs through the New York State Office of Community Renewal to benefit low and moderate income individuals.
Lockport Community Development Department
As set forth in the Federal Housing and Community Development Act, the primary objective of the CDBG program is “the development of viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.” Under the act, CDBG funds are intended for the support of community development activities that are directed toward the following specific objectives:
- Benefit low- and moderate-income (LMI) persons
- Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or
- Meet community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and other financial resources are not available to meet such needs.
The City of Lockport has participated in the CDBG program since its inception. Today’s programs depend on funding availability. Please contact the Community Development Office at 716-439-6688 for additional information.
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Help is available through the NYS Office of the Attorney General’s Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP) at no cost to you.
If you are a NYS homeowner struggling to make payments, or in a forbearance agreement with your servicer, know your options. You may qualify for new local or federal assistance. Beware of scams and of companies asking for payment to help with your mortgage. Before you give up your home, have your mortgage checked by a qualified NYS professional for free.
Call the NYS HOPP Toll-Free Hotline at 1-855-HOME-456 (1-855-466-3456) or
go to HomeownerHelpNY.org to get connected with a non-profit in your area.
Community Development Program Administrator
Lockport Municipal Building
One Locks Plaza
Lockport, New York 14094