City of Mechanicville Launches New Housing Rehab Program $340,000 in Grants Now Available

MECHANICVILLE - The City of Mechanicville was awarded a HOME grant from the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal in December 2012. Grants of $5,000 to $25,000 per residential unit are now available from the City for the purpose of making health and safety, energy efficiency and other critical improvements to both owner-occupied buildings (including one and two family properties).

   The purpose of the HOME program is to increase the availability and quality of affordable housing for low-income families. As such, all residential units rehabilitated using HOME funds must be occupied by families whose annual income does not exceed limits established by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development for Saratoga County.

Camoin Associates of Saratoga Springs is under contract to administer the program, in partnership with the City. Application materials will be available starting Thursday, May 30th at the City Accounts Office in City Hall, 36 N. Main Street, Mechanicville, NY 12118. Contact Gina Kenyon at the City at 664-7303 for information on how to apply. Applications will not be accepted after June 28th and will be time stamped, so the sooner you are able to submit a complete application the better.

“I am thrilled to be able to offer financial assistance to residential property owners here in the City. This is an important piece of the City’s economic development goals and we are looking forward to getting the program started,” said Mayor Anthony Sylvester.

For more information on the City’s new HOME Program, contact Gina Kenyon at City Hall at (518) 664-7303. A detailed summary of eligibility criteria and other requirements of the program is available upon request.