Community Development

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. 

Important Documents

Draft Programmatic Agreement for Section 106 Compliance with HUD - Comments Due 10/29/21

The Orange County Office of Community Development, acting in its capacity as Responsible Entity, is working with the Region 2 Office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to develop a Programmatic Agreement (PA) that will apply to Section 106 review of projects in Orange County, that are subject to Part 58 of HUD’s environmental regulations (24 CFR Part 58). The PA will cover review of HUD-assisted projects in CDBG, HOME, and ESG Programs (in addition to any special grants awarded outside our entitlement grants from HUD). The purpose of the PA is to improve the efficiency of Section 106 review of HUD projects while fostering the protection of historic properties that might be affected by the projects.  

We would like to invite interested parties and the public to provide feedback and participate in the development of this PA as part the Section 106 consultation process.  

Please provide comments by: October 29th, 2021


The PA will cover projects that involve Public Infrastructure, Public Services, Affordable Housing Projects, Homelessness Services, and other Community projects. PA exempts from Section 106 review a list of types of activities that do not cause effects to historic resources, like refinancing of existing buildings without any rehabilitation, replacement of heating systems, bathroom and kitchen remodeling, and repair of roofs and windows.  Projects that include activities other than those types of exempted activities, like substantial rehabilitation and new construction, will still undergo a complete Section 106 review, including consultation with SHPO, tribes and other consulting parties.   

The streamlined process outlined in the PA will apply to HUD offices and Responsible Entities (units of state and general local government and tribes) that conduct Section 106 review of HUD projects and that have signed the PA as Signatory Parties.

More information on the Section 106 review process is available at      


Current Area Income Limits and Fair Market Rent Information

HUD Website- Current Income Limits

2021 HOME Rent Limits and Fair Market Rents


STATE: NEW YORK: Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY HUD Metro Area
PROGRAM1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person 8 Person
30% LIMITS$21,150$24,150$27,150$30,150$32,600$35,000$37,400$39,800
VERY LOW INCOME$35,200$40,200$45,250$50,250$54,300$58,300$62,350$66,350
60% LIMITS$42,240$48,240$54,300$60,300$65,160$69,960$74,820$79,620
LOW INCOME$55,950$63,950$71,950$79,900$86,300$92,700$99,100$105,500


STATE: NEW YORK: Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY HUD Metro Area
PROGRAM0 Bedroom1 Bedroom2 Bedroom3 Bedroom4 Bedroom 5 Bedroom 6 Bedroom
Low Rent$896$960$1,151$1,330$1,483$1,637$1,790
Fair Market Rent$1,088$1,160$1,467$1,868$2,097$2,412$2,726
High Rent$1,088$1,160$1,467$1,695$1,871$2,047$2,222
HOME  50% Rent$896$960$1,151$1,330$1,483$1,637$1,790
HOME  65% Rent$1,144$1,227$1,474$1,695$1,871$2,047$2,222