Support the Village’s 2023 $50,000 Community Development Block Grant Application for a Housing Needs Assessment

If you weren’t able to make it to the July 17 Public Hearing and would like to learn more about what was discussed, you can listen to the 17-minute hearing online. After listening to the public hearing, if you would like to show your support and add your name to a list of residents supporting the Village’s grant application, please email [email protected].

Project Title

“Philmont Housing Needs Assessment & Policy Framework”

Project Proposal

The Village of Philmont proposes to conduct a housing needs assessment and policy framework that will provide a comprehensive view of current conditions, trends, and projected housing needs, lay the foundation for informed policy decisions and actions related to housing, and support the preservation and development of affordable and workforce housing

Learn about New York State’s Community Development and Block Grant program.

Community Development and Block Grant Overview

The Office of Community Renewal administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for the State of New York. The NYS CDBG program provides financial assistance to eligible cities, towns, and villages with populations under 50,000 and counties with an area population under 200,000, in order to develop viable communities by providing decent, affordable housing, and suitable living environments, as well as expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.

The state must ensure that no less than 70% of its CDBG funds are used for activities that benefit low- and moderate-income persons. The program objectives are achieved by supporting activities or projects that: benefit low- and moderate-income families; create job opportunities for low- and moderate-income persons; prevent or eliminate blight; or address a community development need that poses a serious and imminent threat to the community’s health or welfare. Project selection shall take into consideration the recommendation of the relevant regional economic development council or the Commissioner’s determination that the proposed project aligns with the regional strategic priorities of the respective region.“Community Development Block Grant Overview,” Homes and Community Renewal,