Orange County Office of Community Development FAQs during COVID-19

Will your Office remain open during COVID-19?

Our physical office will be closed to the public and most staff will be working remotely as per Governor Cuomo’s directives. However, someone will be available from 9a-5p, Monday-Friday by calling our Main Office Phone: 845-615-3820. Current projects will move forward through their processes as much as possible. Given that these projects require inter office approvals and other in-person meetings, they may experience a delay in response time or contract execution, but updates will be made to applicants and municipalities as requested and communication will remain open. At this time, we do not have access to HUD funding in response to COVID-19 and are not accepting applications for assistance in response to COVID-19. 

Has the CDBG Municipal Program been given any new guidance on deadlines?

The Municipal Application for 2021 deadline has been extended from April 24, 2020 to June 26, 2020 at 4pm. We will update this webpage as timelines and extensions are granted from HUD. Public hearings should be postponed until it is safe to gather.

Any additional questions, please call 845-615-3820 or email

What resources are available to provide assistance at this time?

Please refer to the programs listed below:

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

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: 

For information from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):

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