City of Elmira Department of Community Development to obtain public input on Neighborhood Housing

The City of Elmira’s Department of Community Development is in the process of developing a grant application to address housing displacement and homelessness. The Department is seeking input from neighborhood residents who are have faced or are dealing with housing challenges.

In partnership with Catholic Charities of Chemung and Schuyler; Chemung County Department of Social Services, the Economic Opportunity Program, Inc; and Legal Assistance of Western New York, community input will be solicited on housing challenges within the City of Elmira. The target audience is persons who have personally faced housing challenges.

A community needs survey can be accessed by going to and completing it online or contacting the Department of Community Development at 737-5691 for a hard copy of the survey. Survey responses will be collected from September 11, 2020, to September 28, 2020.