Schoharie County 2023 CDBG Manufactured Home Replacement Program Public Hearing Agenda
The purpose of this public hearing is to hear public comments on Schoharie County’s community development needs, and to discuss the submission of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application for the 2023 program year. The hearing allows for citizen participation in the development of any proposed grant applications and/or to provide technical assistance to develop alternate proposals.
The CDBG program is administered by the New York State Office of Community Renewal (OCR) and will make available to eligible local governments $10 million for the 2023 program year for housing, economic development, public facilities, public infrastructure, and planning activities, with the principal purpose of benefitting low/moderate income persons.
Schoharie County is applying for $800,000 in CDBG funds for manufactured housing replacement in the towns of Blenheim, Broome, Conesville, Gilboa, Fulton, Jefferson, and Summit. Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council, a not-for-profit rural preservation company, will act as subrecipient and administer the program if the grant is awarded.
The amount of CDBG funds expected to be made available is $800,000 over the two years of the program. This is $656,000 for construction, $104,000 in program delivery included required environmental testing, and $40,000 in administration. These funds will be made available to low to moderate income households whose income is up to 80% of the county median income. The full construction amount of CDBG funds proposed for activities will benefit LMI National Objectives.
The activities to be undertaken with CDBG funds are manufactured home replacement including demolition and haul of dilapidated units, pouring of slab foundations, purchase and installation of new energy star rated units, site work, and replacement of water and/or septic systems as needed.
The proposed CDBG activities may result in displacement and will conform to the municipality’s anti-displacement and relocation plan required under 24 CFR 570.488.