For Immediate Release
Contact: Peg Ellsworth
Roxbury and Middletown Receive Home Repair Funds
The MARK Project in coordination with the Town of Middletown and Town of Roxbury has been successful in applications to New York State for two Community Development Block Grants for owner occupied, income eligible, home repair grants. The announcement was made on behalf of COvernor Cuomo, the Housing Trust Fund and the Office of Homes and Community Renewal. The municipalities of Roxbury and Middletown each received $433,650 for a total of $867,300 in funds available for home repair projects in our local communities. The MARK project will be administering both programs. “We worked very hard on both these proposals” said Peg Ellsworth, Executive Director of MARK. “and improvements to our housing stock plays an essential role in MARK’s mission.”
The programs will help income eligible home owners with necessary repairs to address health, safety, and code issues as well as improvements for energy efficiency. To qualify for assistance, home owners must fall within 80% of the median income for their household size. Projects can include but are not limited to roof repair, furnace replacement, accessibility improvements, electrical and plumbing upgrades, insulation and more. MARK will also work with applicants to enable them to tap into weatherization funds available through county agencies for energy efficiency projects.
MARK also has a Homebuyer assistance program in place for the region. Anyone seeking to own a home and hasn’t been a homeowners for the past three years is eligible to apply. This allows people whose income is 110% of the median income to apply, making the field of potential recipients even greater. The program will provide up to $11,000 in down payment assistance, and an addition $14,000 in home repair funds with some closing cost assistance available. For more information contact the MARK Project at 845.586.3500