Community Development

Office of Community Development Staff is in the office Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. If you need to make an appointment to come in to speak with our staff, please call our Main Office Phone: 845-615-3820.

What resources are available to provide assistance at this time for COVID?

Please refer to the programs listed below:

FEMA Public Assistance Funding in response to COVID: Local Governments and non-profits entities should apply to FEMA before other sources of funding:

Please visit the New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services: http://www.dhses.ny.gov/recovery/public/active-declarations.cfm

Non-Profit Assistance Application: http://www.dhses.ny.gov/recovery/public/documents/4480-PNP-RPA-Packet-Private-Not-for-Profit.pdf

All Resources: The Federal Reserve Bank of New York launched the Coronavirus Resource Center where individuals, businesses, and non-profits can find out what’s available to them at the federal, state, and city level. This information is regularly updated to connect our communities with the necessary and most up to date resources.

Businesses: Contact the Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at (845) 802-9150 or SBDC@sunyulster.edu Their staff will provide you with streamlined information in one place and contact you as relief is made available to Orange County Businesses. Visit the SBDC Website.

Individuals: Contact the Dutchess-Orange Region United Way for Assistance: (845) 471-1900 or visit their website

Homeless: HONOR EHG: 845-343-7115 or visit their website or the FEMA Emergency Shelter website

For the most up to date information on assistance from the Federal Government please visit: https://www.usa.gov/disaster-financial-help 

For information from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): https://www.hud.gov/coronavirus

Important Documents

About Us

The Office of Community Development administers the HUD funded Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships Program, and the Emergency Solutions Grants. Our mission is to obtain and utilize Federal, State, and local funds to carry out physical improvements to infrastructure and public facilities, rehabilitate existing housing, and facilitate the new construction of affordable housing particularly for people with low and moderate incomes throughout Orange County. 

FY-2021 HOME Program RFA - Closed - Due 6/12/2020

Orange County’s Office of Community Development closed the FY-2021 Request for Applications (RFA) for the Development of Affordable Rental Housing and Homeownership Projects under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program on Friday, June 12, 2020. If you would like to be added to the email list for the 2022 RFA, please email Burke Blackman, Assistant Director at bblackman@orangecountygov.com. See the 2021 RFA at the link below for reference:

FY-2021 CDBG Urban County Application - Closed - Due 6/26/2020

Orange County's Office of Community Development closed the 2021 CDBG Application process on June 26, 2020 for municipalities participating in the Orange County CDBG Urban County. If you would like to be added to the email list for the 2022 applications, please email Alaina Walag, Project Manager at awalag@orangecountygov.com. See the 2021 CDBG application at the link below for reference: