The Albany County Rural Housing Alliance, Inc. is sponsoring a workshop that will be presented by Mike Asbury, representing Albany County Executive Mike Breslin. The intention of the workshop is to help people understand the recently awarded $750,000 Albany County Workforce Housing Rehabilitation Program, receive an application for this program and assistance in filling out the application. This workshop will take place on Monday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at 24 Martin Road in Voorheesville (building in the rear of the parking lot). For information, call 765-2425.
Breslin has announced that $750,000 is available through the Albany County Workforce Housing Rehabilitation Program to assist low- to moderate- income homeowners pay for housing rehabilitation projects, including improvements to the health, safety and energy efficiency of homes.
\This funding is critical at a time when many working class families, struggling to make ends meet, do not have the extra money to make home improvements and repairs, said Breslin. "Safe, adequate and permanent housing is an essential need for families and it is vital we work together at all levels of government and with our community partners to meet this need."
"This program gives working-class families the chance to benefit from a unique opportunity to make improvements to their homes," said Legislative Majority Leader Frank J. Commisso. Depending upon income, homeowners can qualify for up to $25,000, he said. Mr. Commisso noted that families have until April 10 to submit applications.
A maximum deferred payment loan of $25,000 per unit is available for qualified homeowners whose income is at or below 80 percent of the Albany County median income. Landlords whose income exceeds income eligibility limits with rental units occupied by tenants that are income eligible may apply for funds to pay for 50% of the cost of the work on those rental units only.