Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) today announced six federal investments, totaling $5,328,374, for Orange County and the Cities of Newburgh and Poughkeepsie. The investments will be awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG), and the HOME program. Each of these initiatives promote economic growth through housing assistance and the expansion of local economic projects.
“These are critical investments in the future of communities in Orange and Dutchess counties,”said Rep. Maloney. “These investments will allow Orange County and Poughkeepsie to work on essential economic development projects that will create good-paying jobs and affordable housing for folks who need a hand – it’s a win all around.”
“This investment is great news for the City of Poughkeepsie and will help grow our region’s economy,” said Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison. “I want to thank Congressman Maloney for his work in securing this investment in Poughkeepsie’s future – and for his continued support for our City. ”
“We’re excited about this federal investment opportunity and know that it will play a major role in boosting the economic vitality of the City of Newburgh,” said Torrance Harvey, Mayor of Newburgh. “This award will continue to move us forward and we are so grateful to the Congressman for believing in us and helping us reinvest in Newburgh.”
The Community Development Block (CDBG) Grants program provides annual grants to States and local units of government to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.
The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program provides funding to engage homeless individuals and families living on the street; improve the number, quality and operations of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families; provide essential services to shelter residents, rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families, and prevent families/individuals from becoming homeless.
The HOME program helps to expand the supply of decent, affordable housing to low- and very low-income families by providing grants to States and local governments to fund housing programs that meet local needs and priorities.