Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $3 Million In HUD Grants Coming To Hudson Valley

Sep 23, 2009

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today
announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has
awarded $3,028,815 to Dutchess, Rockland and Westchester Counties. This money
is awarded through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and
will be funded by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) to provide
affordable housing, stimulate economic growth and create jobs.  The CDBG
program has now awarded a total of over $1 billion through the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

“This is a win-win-win for the Hudson Valley region,” said Schumer. “These
funds will stimulate economic growth in the community, create jobs, and provide
affordable housing all at the same time.”

“This is a great investment for the Hudson Valley,” Senator
Gillibrand said. “These federal dollars will help revitalize communities, help
families afford a good home and get back on track, and help rebuild our
economy. I will continue working with Senator Schumer to make sure New York
gets its fair share from the federal government.”

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program
supplies communities with resources to address a wide range of development
needs. CDBG allocates grants to states and other units of local government to
revitalize neighborhoods, provide suitable living environments, and expand
economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.

The funding breaks down as follows:


  • $428,038 for Dutchess County
  • $562,845 for Rockland County
  • $487,414 for Mount Vernon
  • $1,550,518 for Westchester County