Memorial Town Hall
The Town of Colonie, in cooperation with
the Villages of Colonie and Menands, has been participating in
the federal Community Development
Block Grant program since 1978, the Section
8 Rental Assistance program since 1979, and the HOME program as part of the Colonie
Schenectady Troy consortium since 1992. In 1981, the Town Board
created the Community Development Department in order to efficiently
administer these programs. It is the Town Board's responsibility
to determine what programs they want to fund with the Federal
funds allocated to the Town. To assist them in determining what
projects the Town should undertake each year, the Town Board
appoints a Community Development Citizen Advisory Committee with
each member serving a three-year term.
Citizens are encouraged to comment on the Community Development Plan and all activities by:
Telephone: (518) 783-2718
Fax: (518) 786-6525
Five Year Consolidated Plan
The Town of Colonie has developed its 2010 Consolidated Plan which was submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on May 10, 2010.
Consolidated planning is a collaborative process whereby a community establishes a unified vision for community development actions with emphasis on citizen participation and consultation with relevant governmental jurisdictions and public and private agencies. The Consolidated Plan is the result of this process, which combines the planning, application and reporting requirements for the Town's two (2) federal programs, the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships, into one document.
As required under Consolidated Plan regulations, the Town of Colonie contacted all potentially interested organizations to solicit input in developing our priority housing and community development needs and in defining improvement strategies that bring needs and resources together.
Each year the Town seeks community input, solicits proposals and receives recommendations from the Community Development Citizen Advisory Committee on activities to further address the Town's priorities. The Town Board then finalizes its decision and this Action Plan is submitted to HUD for approval.
Therefore, we would like all Town and Village residents to express to us what the Town of Colonie's housing and community development needs should be.
Needs that should be addressed include:
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The Town of Colonie Community Development Department complies with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations implementing Section 504 (24 CFR Part 8, dated June 2, 1988 ). Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ( ADA ) prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in all services, programs, and activities made available by state and local governments.
The Community Development Department complies with all applicable laws and regulations and is committed to ensuring that all individuals enjoy full access to and can benefit from our programs and services.
Federal law generally requires housing providers to make reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. A reasonable accommodation is a change; exception; or adjustment to a rule, policy, practice or service that may be necessary for a person with a disability to have an equal opportunity to use and enjoy a housing unit; access to an agency's facilities, activities or programs; or public and common-use spaces. An applicant with a disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities may apply for a reasonable accommodation with the Community Development Department.
The Community Development Department will review each reasonable accommodation request on a case by case basis. The Community Development Department, however, is not required to take any action that would be a fundamental alteration in the nature of the program or activity or in undue financial and administrative burden. Requests for reasonable accommodation must be made in writing to the Community Development Department, Memorial Town Hall , P.O. Box 508 , Newtonville , NY 12128 or by calling 518-785-2718.
The Community Development Department's Reasonable Accommodation Policy and Procedures are posted in the Community Development Department's office located at 534 Loudon Road , Newtonville , NY 12128 .
Questions and requests for copies of the Reasonable Accommodation Policy and Procedures may be directed to the Community Development Program Coordinator at:
Town of Colonie
1. Does the Town of
Colonie have subsidized housing?
A HUD home is a one-to-four unit residence acquired by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development as a result of a foreclosure on a FHA-insured mortgage.
5. What is the population
of the Town of Colonie?
6. Who determines the income eligibility guidelines used by the Town of Colonie?
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development determines income eligibility limits for all of the programs administered by Community Development.
Telephone: (518) 783-2718
Fax: (518) 786-6525