Ulster County Awarded $750,000 in CDGB FundsDec 29th, 2012 | By HV Insider | Category: Featured Articles
ULSTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE MIKE HEIN ANNOUNCES THAT ULSTER COUNTY HAS BEEN AWARDED $750,000 IN CDGB FUNDS
The funds will be used to support the Ulster County Housing Rehabilitation and Disaster Relief Program.
Ulster County was awarded $750,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding as part of a county-wide housing rehabilitation program designed to support efforts to correct damage caused by Hurricanes Irene and Sandy as well as other recent natural disaster events.
The funding will be used to assist up to 20 owner-occupied units. The average subsidy will be $31,400 with a maximum subsidy of $45,000 for disaster-related projects. Priority will be given to income eligible properties that have storm damage and were not covered by insurance or FEMA. The program compliments Ulster County’s broader community goals in the areas of housing, economic development and community services.
“We are continuously fighting on behalf of the residents of Ulster County,” said Ulster County Executive Mike Hein. “This award, which is the maximum available for New York counties, will benefit our most needy families impacted by Hurricanes Irene and Sandy. I want to thank Governor Cuomo and Senators Schumer and Gillibrand for all of their efforts in assisting the people of Ulster County to recover from these natural disasters.”
RUPCO Executive Director Kevin O’Connor said, “RUPCO is pleased to be able to partner with Ulster County to provide housing rehabilitation assistance to homeowners that experienced losses from recent severe weather events. This award continues our efforts to create homes, support people and improve communities.”
RUPCO, the Rural Ulster Preservation Company will take all applications and sort the existing wait list to prioritize disaster related applicants. They will determine the most severe conditions and target the funds to meet the greatest need. They will specifically target the funds to five homes owned by elderly citizens and to five homes owned by disabled applicants. The program will be implemented by RUPCO’s Homeownership Center. For more information and eligibly questions contact Sally Dolan at (845)-331-9860.