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
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
- HOME Substantial Amendment to the 2019 Action Plan (PDF)
- CDBG-CV and ESG-CV Substantial Amendment to the 2019 Action Plan (PDF)
- FY 2021 Orange County CDBG Municipal Application (DOC)
- 2015 ACS Census Data 2019 Updated (PDF)
- Construction Manual (PDF)
- CDBG Guidebook To National Objectives and Eligible Activities for Entitlement Communities (PDF)
- Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home (PDF)
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.
Orange County’s Office of Community Development FY-2022 Request for Applications (RFA) for the Development of Affordable Rental Housing and Homeownership Projects under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program are currently being accepted until Friday, June 25, 2021. If you would like to receive a Word version of the application please email Erin Cousins, Community Development Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Below is the 2022 RFA PDF:
Orange County's Office of Community Development 2022 CDBG Applications are currently being accepted from municipalities participating in the Orange County CDBG Urban County. If you would like to receive a Word version of the application please email Alaina Walag, Assistant Director at email@example.com. Below is the 2022 CDBG application PDF: