State aid to help low- and moderate-income homeowners

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KINGSTON – State Senator Michelle Hinchey (D, Saugerties) announced state funding has been awarded to non-profit organizations and municipalities in Greene and Ulster counties to help low- and moderate-income homeowners address repairs and safety upgrades and provide down payment assistance for first-time buyers.

In Greene County, $98,000 will be awarded to the RESTORE program for Catskill Mountain Housing Development Corporation. The grant will assist senior citizen homeowners with the cost of addressing emergencies and code violations that pose a threat or affect the livability of the home.

In Ulster County, $800,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding will be used for housing rehabilitation.

“The state funding will change lives in our communities, allowing people with disabilities to implement accessibility modifications, helping first-time homebuyers make down payments, support seniors with emergency repairs, and assisting low- and moderate-income residents in implementing needed upgrades to their homes,” said Hinchey.