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HAPEC counseling aims to aid residents struggling with finances Originally appeared in the Sun Community News on May 6, 2017 TICONDEROGA — Housing Assistance Program of Essex County (HAPEC) counseling services are being promoted by the town as part of a derelict and abandoned property project. The state-funded effort will explore ways to address the…

Ticonderoga has a state grant to start cleaning up vacant properties by Lohr McKinstry Originally appeared in the Sun Community News on November 17, 2016 TICONDEROGA – A state grant will help Ticonderoga clean up numerous vacant and abandoned properties in the town. At one time, Ticonderoga Town Supervisor Joseph Giordana said they’d identified 60…

Early budget plan would strip federal funding from local housing, infrastructure and nutrition programs designed to aid North Country residents, say officials By Pete DeMola This story appeared in The Sun Community News on March 21, 2017 ELIZABETHTOWN — President Trump’s budget blueprint calls for deep cuts in domestic programming in favor of steep increases…

Essex County organization currently receives chunk of $30 million statewide pot to help with foreclosure prevention services by Pete DeMola March 1, 2017, 6:00 AM Originally appeared in the Sun Community News ELIZABETHTOWN — A local nonprofit is fretting over the loss of a home mortgage prevention program that has spared dozens of county residents…

Offers loans, assistance to those looking to settle in the City of Plattsburgh BY DAN HEATH (published by the Press Republican, February 15, 2017) PLATTSBURGH — A new program aims to increase the number of first-time home buyers within the City of Plattsburgh. NBT Bank and the Housing Assistance Program of Essex County are promoting…

Join Our Team! Key Executive Director Responsibilities HAPEC’s Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s budget and financial operations, public relations and external relationships, personnel management, program administration, and board relations.  The Executive Director currently supervises 6 staff positions:  Community Development Director, Homeowner Counselor, Accountant, Administrative Assistant, and…

Only six months after it was first announced, a nationwide rural housing rehabilitation initiative has already made a meaningful difference in the lives of seven families in New York’s North Country, the Housing Assistance Program of Essex County (HAPEC) said today. On July 27, 2015, the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation announced it would provide $1 million to…

The MacDougal family is feeling more secure about the roof over their heads these days, thanks to a Wells Fargo/NeighborWorks America “Safe & Sound” grant, with a little help from the Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, known as HAPEC. Dale MacDougal has lived on a quiet stretch of the Deerhead-Reber Road for 24 years….

One local family is looking forward to a warmer, safer home this winter, thanks to a Wells Fargo/NeighborWorks America “Safe & Sound” grant, with a little help from the Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, known as HAPEC. Andrew and Laurie Harrington have known for a while now that they faced some challenges with their…

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