The Lakewood Village Rehab Program
Grant Funds may be available for Homeowners to Make Necessary Home Repairs
The Village of Lakewood is considering applying for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds through the New York State Office of Community Renewal to assist low and moderate income homeowners in the Village of Lakewood with home repairs. The Village would use CDBG funds to help eligible homeowners complete necessary repairs such as roof repair or replacement, porch repair, window replacement, installation of new furnaces or hot water tanks, insulation, electrical upgrades, accessibility modifications such as wheel chair ramps and walk-in showers, and any other repair needed to assure that the home remained structurally sound and safe for the owners’ use.
The Village is looking for homeowners who would be interested in participating. To be eligible, you must be a homeowner in the Village of Lakewood, be current on your property taxes and be low to moderate income. The maximum income for a household of one is $38,850, for a household of two is $44,400, for a household of three is $49,950 and for a household of four is $55,500. Income limits continue to increase as household size increases. Rental properties will not be eligible for assistance.
These funds are a grant and do not have to be repaid as long as you plan to remain in the home for 3 years after the work is complete.
If you would more information or would like to be included in this program, please stop by the Village Hall to fill out an application or call the Village’s partner in the Lakewood Village Rehab Program, countywide nonprofit housing rehab agency Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation (CHRIC) at 716-753-4650.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT
The Village of Lakewood Board of Trustees has unanimously approved the Chautauqua County Executive’s Memorandum of Agreement signaling Lakewood’s support for Mr. Borello’s Consensus Strategy for Lake Chautauqua.
On Tuesday, April 16th, in a Special Meeting of the Board, Mr. Borello explained some of the concepts of the MOA, and fielded questions from residents and board members. It was a momentous occasion culminated by the execution of the agreement by Deputy Mayor Ted McCague.
LAKEWOOD & BUSTI AWARDED 1.493 MILLION DOLLARS IN GRANTS
The Village of Lakewood and the Town of Busti have been notified that we have been awarded $1,493,921.00 dollars from various state agencies through this years Consolidated Funding Application process as part of the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) initiative for 2018.
The projects include:
New York Main Street – Target Area Grant
NYS Housing Trust Fund (HTFC) and the Office of Community Renewal (OCR)
The Village of Lakewood will assist in the renovation of mixed-use properties in the Village’s Chautauqua Avenue Business District.
Lowe Park Green Infrastructure Improvements
NYS DOS Local Waterfront Revitalization Program
The Village of Lakewood will design and construct green stormwater infrastructure improvements at Lowe Park, implementing the Chautauqua Lake Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) and Watershed Management Plan. The project will reduce nutrient inputs entering Chautauqua Lake which contribute to excessive aquatic vegetation growth and threaten its recreational use. Park improvements will also include a pavilion, bike shelter, pedestrian bridge, interpretive panels, plantings and rain gardens.
Chautauqua Avenue Green Street Retrofit
Environmental Facilities Corporation – GIGP
The Village of Lakewood will use the GIGP funds to transform Chautauqua Avenue into a green street. The installation of porous pavers and stormwater street trees will help revitalize the village center while reducing stormwater runoff to Chautauqua Lake.
Precision Swale Stormwater Retrofits – Busti
Department of Environmental Conservation – Water Quality Improvement Program
The Town of Busti will construct swale retrofits including 2100 linear feet of steep gradient swale riffle pool sequences and 2500 linear feet of shallow swales with enhanced vegetated filter strips. This project will improve drainage throughout the town and village and reduce the amount of sediment entering Chautauqua Lake, including phosphorous that may lead to harmful algal blooms.
LAKEWOOD NAMED TREE CITY USA
National Arbor Day Foundation
Congratulations Village Tree Committee!