Westchester communities, non-profits to resume receiving HUD grants


WHITE PLAINS – Local governments and
non-profits that lost federal Housing and Urban Development Community
Development Block Grant funding in past years because of an ongoing legal
battle between HUD and the Astorino administration in Westchester County,
will resume receiving them this year. The community consortium disbanded
at the end of 2014, making all of the previous funding no longer available.

Congressman Nina Lowey (D-NY-17) announced Monday that through an agreement
with the state, this year’s $5 million in federal funds will be
available on a competitive basis to those communities and agencies that
had been part of a consortium that has since expired.

New York State Homes and Community renewal will distribute some $3.3 million
in Westchester CDBG funds through competitive application. More than $600,000
will be available from emergency shelter grants and over $900,000 will
be available for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program.


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