State stepping in to fix dilapidated Homes

Albany, N.Y. – The Governor’s Office is announcing a $5.8 Million program to fix up dilapidated homes across the state.

The program is intended to provide grant dollars to income-eligible families to help improve and modernize their homes.

“This funding will help more New Yorkers in every corner of this state achieve and preserve the American Dream of homeownership,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo in a statement. “With this program, we are taking one more step toward ensuring every New Yorker has the opportunity to have a safe, decent and affordable place to call home.”

Syracuse and Onondaga County will be getting $600,000 grant as part of the initiative. The Onondaga County Community Development Division will use the money to acquire and approximately 20 buildings throughout the County. State Officials say the grant is part of the ‘Central NY Rising’ regional economic plan.

So far the program has awarded nearly $174 million to create or improve more than 9,000 homes across the state.

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