The Housing Assistance Program of Essex County has assisted communities and property owners with housing repairs since 1984. More than 1,100 housing units have been renovated, using over $21 million in grant money from both federal and state sources. Housing rehabilitation programs in the county are funded annually, and vary in scope and location from year to year.

Currently Available Housing Rehabilitation Programs

New York State CDBG Small Cities Program

NY’s Office of Community Renewal provides block grants to address a wide range of community needs such as housing rehabilitation, public infrastructure improvements, and economic revitalization. HAPEC is currently administering housing rehabilitation programs in the Towns of Jay and St. Armand and a County Wide Septic System Replacement Program that provides low/moderate income homeowners with deferred payment loans of up to $30,000 to make necessary housing repairs.

New York State HOME Program

The New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal’s HOME Program provides funds to communities and not for profit agencies with a wide range of affordable housing activities including rehabilitation, new construction, and home buyer assistance. HAPEC currently administers a county-wide housing rehabilitation program which assists low income homeowners with necessary home repairs throughout Essex County.

New York State RESTORE Program

The RESTORE Program provides emergency home repairs to low-income elderly homeowners. HAPEC will act quickly to correct housing conditions which pose a threat to life, health, or safety to homeowners over the age of 60. This program provides up to $5,000 per homeowner and is allocated for cases of emergency on a first come first serve basis until the annual allotment is expended.

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USDA Funding Opportunities

http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/single-family-housing-repair-loans-grants