Catskill Housing Authority receives federal grant for upgrades
Ted Remsnyder is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media that the Catskill Housing Authority has received a $274,598 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for renovations in its public housing units. The money will be used by the Catskill Housing Authority to upgrade the Hop-O-Nose public housing development in Catskill. The grant is part of HUD’s Public Housing Capital Fund Program, which offers annual support to all public housing authorities to make capital investments in their public housing properties. “It is essential for public housing authorities to preserve existing affordable housing and this HUD funding will go a long way to assist with major improvements,” said Alicka Ampry-Samuel, HUD Regional Administrator for New York and New York Jersey, in a statement. The public housing authorities are able to use the grant funds to complete large-scale renovations including roof replacements or making energy-efficient improvements to heating systems or installing water conservation measures in public housing properties. The grant received by the authority is part of a new round of funding from the federal housing agency that provides more than $795 million in funding to 71 public housing authorities in New York. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.