“To think creatively about neighborhood investment and public participation, and to be a hub for new ideas in Niagara Falls.” 

“To provide our neighborhoods with better housing, public spaces, and economic opportunities through strategies based on real community input, every day.”

Your Niagara Falls Community Development Team listens to local residents and delivers tangible results. Through constant collaboration, we focus on home ownership, housing renovations, the creation of accessible public places and youth oriented programs, small business assistance, provision of sustainable housing and homelessness prevention. Why are do we focus on these issues? Because YOU prioritized them through public meetings, surveys and advocacy. No one program is enough to transform an entire neighborhood or city. However, the linking of ideas, people and individual projects is the best way to make positive change in Niagara Falls, every day.       

Our department’s programs are funded in large part by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Our primary HUD funding sources are:

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
  • Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME)
  • Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG)
  • Leased Housing Program (Section 8)
Public Participation is at the core of Niagara Falls Community Development’s work.  All of are programs are driven by multi year comprehensive plans, and annual administrative plans that were drafted and approved through public input.

The City of Niagara Falls Community Development Office focuses on listening to residents, working to deliver tangible results. Through constant collaboration, we are focused on homeownership, housing renovations, the creation of accessible public places, and youth-oriented programs.

community Development and Leased Housing Staff

Name & Email Title Telephone
Clifford Scott Director  
  Community Development 716-286-8800
Dean Bailor Jr Housing Rehabilitation Supervisor 716-286-8818
Paul Martell Compliance Officer 716-286-8836
Gail Bimont Neighborhood Specialist 716-286-8802
  Leased Housing 716-286-8820
Adrienne Devantier Staff Supervisor 716-286-8835
Whitney Mallory Special Programs Coordinator 716-286-8822
Sharon Placek Associate Housing Counselor 716-286-8828
Dana Rogers Associate Housing Counselor 716-286-8827
Shannon Rung Data Clerk 716-286-8816
Eugene Gouge HQS Inspector 716-286-8819
Charles Downie HQS Inspector 716-286-8813
David Tothill Finance Manager 716-286-4386

Who We Are
NF-CD is the Niagara Falls Department of Community Development.  Our team is proud to be on the forefront of community revitalization in Niagara Falls.

Community DevelopmentWe are dedicated to helping home buyers, home and rental property owners, small businesses, and those at-risk for homelessness.  See what we can do to help.

Leased HousingNF-CD administers the Section 8 program for the City of Niagara Falls.  Learn more about this program and how to apply as a renter or rental property owner.

Community ProjectsThrough our community projects, we create better community infrastructure and programs.  Look at the progress we've made and what's coming soon.

Community ParticipationYour participation directs how we move forward as a community.  See the process and provide your input as we develop a path to a better community.

GrantsNF-CD manages grant funding for CDBG, HOME, and ESG funds received by HUD.  View granting information and download applications for your proposed projects.