Resources

Habitat for Humanity - A non-profit organization that helps make simple, decent and affordable housing a reality. For more information please visit the Habitat for Humanity website.

Mayor Kennedy’s action teams – 14 community teams focused on building Newburgh's quality of life and creating jobs. For more information go to (attach PDF file)
Newburgh Restoration – Encouraging the revitalization of Newburgh (New York’s other City). For more information please visit the Newburgh Restoration website.

Newburgh Armory - is now open for business, the business of fun and activities. Now that this armory is open, organizations and non-profits throughout the Hudson Valley will be able to use it for their events. Organizers say it's a really good opportunity for Newburgh's youth to have a chance to do safe, healthy activities. For more information please visit the Newburgh Armory website.

FBI’s InfraGard program - is a partnership that creates relationships with the public and private sector to help the FBI protect critical infrastructure and combat major crime trends. The FBI, the Hudson Valley Chapter of InfraGard, and OCC are working with Orange County, the Newburgh Police Department, and community organizations on an awareness building and fundraising campaign to help Newburgh youth stay out of gangs and to reduce the violent crime that is synonymous with the gang culture. For more information please visit this article in NY Magazine.

Safe Harbor of the Hudson - is a nonprofit organization that is committed to transforming lives and building communities through housing and the arts in the City of Newburgh. For more information please visit the Safe Harbor website.

The City of Newburgh, NY – Provides Newburgh and the surrounding area with updates and community activities. For more information please visit the City of Newburgh website.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) - currently offers On-Bill Recovery Loans (“NYSERDA Loans”) to residential customers who own one- to four-unit dwellings. The new loan program is a convenient way to finance improvements to make your home more energy efficient and comfortable.

To get started, you’ll need to obtain an energy audit through the NYSERDA Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program. (Find out if you qualify for a free or reduced-cost energy audit by contacting NYSERDA at 1-866-NYSERDA (697-3732) or visit their Web site).

You choose a contractor approved by NYSERDA to perform the energy audit. The contractor will recommend specific energy-efficiency improvements, as well as provide the costs of the improvements and the associated energy savings. You decide if you want to perform any of the improvements. If you're the homeowner and named on your O&R account, you can apply to finance these energy-efficiency improvements with a low-interest NYSERDA

Interest Free Loans for Home Repairs Available for Eligible Orange County Homeowners

Guidelines, Application Available through OC Community Development Office

Goshen – Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana is pleased to announce an interest free loan program available through the Orange County Office of Community Development. Orange County homeowners who meet the income criteria may apply for a zero percent interest loan to be used for eligible home repairs.

For a typical family of four to qualify for a loan, the 2012 family income limit cannot exceed $65,000. Loans amounts may be as much as $20,000 and are available for home repairs, as well as barrier-free accessibility improvements for the physically disabled. Examples of eligible improvements include: moderate structural and general repairs, weatherization, barrier removal, and heating system repairs.

“During these challenging economic times, some families are struggling to make ends meet. Often it is necessary repairs – work that may affect a family’s safety and security in their own home – that get left undone when cash is short. Orange County and the Office of Community Development are pleased to work with our federal government to provide assistance to those families who qualify for needed home repairs,” said Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana.

Complete income guidelines, program eligibility requirements, and applications are available by contacting Wayne Cochran at the Office Community Development’s Housing Rehabilitation Program at 845-615-3811.