The county’s Department of Planning & Economic Development has announced the availability of housing and neighborhood revitalization funding to undertake innovative housing-related programs.
The program will provide a 25 percent match in the form of a grant, not to exceed $10,000 per project. The funding is open to organizations, municipalities and even individuals.
A broad range of programs are eligible for funding, including education programs that provide instruction in housing rehabilitation; property management initiatives; programs that aim at right-sizing the housing stock and returning high-demand properties to the tax roll; housing development initiatives for retirees; development, promotion and implementation of housing-related urban revitalization initiatives; and code enforcement compliance initiatives.
According to deputy director Mark Geise, the program is intended to increase investment in the county’s housing stock, target investment based on the strategic priorities of each community, and create a partnership with the private sector leading to additional opportunities for revitalization.
For application guidelines and additional information, call 716-661-8912.
The deadline for submission is August 7.