Catskill Mountain HDC awarded $98K RESTORE grant
Andrea Macko is reporting for Porcupine Soup Catskill Mountain Housing Development Corporation is among the nonprofits and municipalities in New York to be awarded a total of $25 million in state grants to support safe and affordable homeownership. The corporation will receive $98,000 to help local seniors. “This is our 17th RESTORE award,” said Larry Krajeski, executive director at CMHDC. "We’ve received over $900,000 and assisted nearly 200 senior homeowners over a 30-year time period.” The RESTORE program targets emergency repairs for senior property owners, such as leaking roofs, heating system repairs or replacement, water, and septic repairs. Krajeski said his organization is able to respond quickly and start repair work within days of receiving the request. He said CMHDC will be ready to start taking applications for funds in early February. The awards are administered by New York State Homes and Community Renewal’s Office of Community Renewal. CMHDC administers state and federal housing programs to residents in Greene County and manages housing for seniors and disabled people in Catskill, Cairo, Tannersville and Windham. The organization also assists homeowners with needed repairs, helps people become homeowners for the first time and counsel homeowners and tenants on resolving their housing issues. Read the full story at porcupinesoup [dot] com.