For More Information:
Anne Saylor, Housing Coordinator
Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development
Telephone: (845) 486-3600, FAX: (845) 486-3610, firstname.lastname@example.org
March 19, 2002
Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus announces that the County of Dutchess has funds available to help senior citizens complete minor to moderate rehabilitation on their homes. Funding for this program is from the Dutchess County Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).
Steinhaus said, "This program provides
zero percent loans and deferred payment loans, up to $15,000, to income eligible
senior citizens. Loans are repaid through monthly payment while deferred
payment loans have no monthly payment and are forgiven if the homeowner remains
in the property for 10 years. The type of assistance to be provided is
determined by Planning Department staff based on guidelines which assess the
percentage of income a household spends on its housing expenses."
Eligible repairs include minor to moderate
rehabilitation necessary to alleviate building code violations. The focus of
the program is repairs to "major systems" such as: roofs, furnaces,
decks/porches, structural problems, septics, handicapped accessibility,
electrical, and plumbing. Properties with necessary repairs that substantially
exceed $15,000 will not be eligible for assistance.
Eligible applicants must be 62 years of
age or older and their household income must be below the following maximums:
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Applicants must own the property to be
rehabilitated and it must be their principal residence. Eligible properties may
by located in any Dutchess County municipality except the City of Poughkeepsie,
which has its own CDBG allocation and programs.
Guidelines and applications are available
by contacting Anne Saylor, Housing Coordinator, at the Dutchess County
Department of Planning and Development, 27 High Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
at (845) 486-3600
2002 Press Releases