ECONOMINC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES
The City of Poughkeepsie offers many winning opportunities for new businesses and private investors, such as:
- The ability to purchase or rent space at considerably below prevailing metropolitan rates
- Attractive loan packages
- Economic Development Zone tax incentives
The availability, amount and terms of assistance are subject to negotiation and the nature of the development proposed, including the number of new jobs to be created and a commitment to hiring City residents for those jobs.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG): This is a Federal grant authorized through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This Grant provides funding to non-profit agencies or City projects that directly benefit low and moderate income residents of the City. Past recipients include, but are not limited to, day care facilities, homeless shelters, domestic violence programs, sidewalk/street improvements, after school programs, etc.
Economic Development Loan Fund (EDLF): The EDLF offers low-interest rate loans to new and expanding businesses in the City of Poughkeepsie. The main objective of this loan fund is to encourage business growth and create and/or retain jobs for low and moderate-income City residents. Under present terms, subject to adequate credit history, owner equity, collateral and financials of business and principals, a maximum of $50,000 is available at prime or below prime interest rate with repayment options up to 15 years. Loan funds may be used for partial remodeling or fit-up costs, leasehold improvements, machinery and equipment and inventory (start-up businesses only). The EDLF is funded through the Community Development Block Grant and is subject to availability.
First Time Home Buyers: Provides income eligible, first-time home buyer’s down payment and/or closing assistance. Funds of up to $10,000 are offered in the form of a 0% deferred loan, repayable upon sale or transfer of property within the first ten years of ownership and occupancy. The City of Poughkeepsie’s First Time Homebuyers Program is being administered by Hudson River Housing’s Homeownership Center. For additional information and application contact Mary Linge, Hudson River Housing, 313 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12602 (845) 454-9288.
HOME Rehabilitation Grant Program for Low Income Seniors: A program offering qualified, low income senior citizens forgivable grants of up to $5,000 for repairs to owner occupied 1-3 family homes.
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Community Development Downloads
CDBG Action Plan 2012 (2.4 MiB, 986 hits)
EDLF Application (162.6 KiB, 483 hits)
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (6.9 MiB, 671 hits)
2013-2017 Consolidated Plan Executive Summary (99.3 KiB, 792 hits)
2013-2017 Consolidated Plan Strategic Plan (118.9 KiB, 788 hits)
2013-2017 Consolidated Plan (12.3 MiB, 339 hits)
2014 CDBG - Application Policies & Procedures (323.5 KiB, 474 hits)
2014 CDBG - Application (243.2 KiB, 333 hits)
2014 CDBG - Legal Notice (58.8 KiB, 296 hits)
2014 HOPWA Request for Funding Application (245.2 KiB, 346 hits)
2012 Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) (2.8 MiB, 1,054 hits)
2014 Draft Annual Action Plan (1.4 MiB, 346 hits)