The City of Cortland has been awarded a $500,000 dollar grant from the State of New York from the Federal housing and infrastructure. Overall, the state distributed up to $33 million dollars in Community Development Block Grant funding throughout the state for local infrastructure improvements. The goal of the grant is to provide affordable housing and safe living environments focused on low-income and moderate-income residents in the state.
“By supporting improvements to build affordable housing, enhance public water facilities and strengthen local infrastructure, this funding will lay the groundwork for stronger, more resilient neighborhoods across New York,” New York Governor Hochul said. “These critical investments in our public infrastructure will help provide safe, stable housing and affordable amenities to New Yorkers while allowing businesses to grow and thrive, and I thank the New York Congressional Delegation for securing this vital funding for our state.”
Cortland will direct the money received from the state to replace water and sewer laterals for 30 single-family homes that are owner occupied properties. It will also go towards seven income properties with 16 units on a “scattered-site” basis.
The Community Development Block Grant program is a federally funded program administered by New York State Homes and Community Renewal that helps counties, cities, towns and villages with projects that improve communities and benefit residents across the state.