VILLAGE OF CATSKILL - GREENE COUNTY - Population - 4,248

 

HOMEOWNERSHIP/HOUSING REHABILITATION

 

Funding Source

Funding Type

Amount

Community Development Block Grant

Grant

$    400,000.00

Division of Housing and Community Renewal

Gran

$    600.000.00

Property Owners

Owner Equity

$ 1,000,000.00

Total

 

$ 2.000,000.00

 

 

DBS Planning Consultants has been working with the Village of Catskill  since 1993 when the firm assisted the Village in securing their first CDBG grant award of $400,000 for the construction of a retaining wall for the east side of Water Street.  The availability of safe and affordable housing has been a priority for the Village since DBS Planning Consultants, Inc. began working with the community.

 

Several years ago, the firm assisted the Village in securing funding through the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal for the implementation of a homebuyer/rehabilitation program for first time homebuyers in the Village.  The project, now complete, resulted in the purchase and rehabilitation of 15 homes within the Village by persons with incomes at or below 80% of the MHI for Green County.  The project, in combination with other housing projects administered by DBS Planning Consultants, Inc., has had a tremendous impact on the overall housing stock in Catskill.

Historic Main Street Building, prior to construction
The same property under construction