James Skoufis Touts $2.1M to Rehab Six Properties

Senator James Skoufis (D-Hudson Valley) touted a combined $2.1 million awarded through the state’s Legacy Cities initiative to rehabilitate six properties in Newburgh’s Lander Street neighborhood. This Legacy Cities funding, a partnership between New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) and the not-for-profit Community Preservation Corporation, will help transform a total of 16 residential units in six buildings on Lander (#59, #63, #136), Chambers (#140), and South Miller Streets (#39, #44). Newburgh is just one of three municipalities in the entire state to receive such funding this year.

Led by the Newburgh Community Land Bank, this revitalization effort will renovate properties in various states of blight and repair, transforming them into move-in ready homes and expanding affordable homeownership opportunities for first-time buyers and households of color.

“The residential Lander Street neighborhood is a dense, vibrant section of Newburgh’s historic district that has long suffered from underinvestment,” said Senator Skoufis. “We must continue to reinvest in dated building stock to maintain neighborhood character while laying the groundwork for young families and first-time buyers to establish themselves. I applaud this Legacy Cities initiative, which will build on the incredible work the Newburgh Community Land Bank has already undertaken.”

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