Ten housing authorities and jurisdictions statewide, including Plattsburgh Housing Authority, were awarded technical assistance and up to $500,000 in resources through the New York State Preservation Opportunities Program, or NYSPOP.
The award meant to help the authorities develop strategic approaches to preserve affordable housing in their communities. Awardees included public housing agencies and jurisdictions in Rochester, Binghamton, Plattsburgh, Troy, Buffalo, Albany, Potsdam, Niagara Falls, Syracuse and Wayne County.
Awardees will be supported by experienced consultants to provide high-level assessments. Those assessments will inform the team on what critical next steps are needed to direct their options on any needed physical improvements and options for financing. Jurisdictions will have pathways to improving the housing quality of their targeted portfolio that will remain affordable into the future as an outcome of NYSPOP.
“We are thrilled by the recent announcement and award of technical assistance and up to $500,000 in resources through the NYSPOP program,” Plattsburgh Housing Authority Executive Director Mark Hamilton said. “We recognize the significance this award will have on the future of affordable housing in our community.
“This award will assist us in creating an actionable strategic affordable housing plan to ensure affordable housing in Plattsburgh is sustainable and the specific needs of our community can be addressed.”
Posted by Press Republican