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Southern Tier receives $5 million dollars for housing rehabilitation

Various counties and towns in the Southern Tier will receive a total of $5 million dollars to fix infrastructure and housing.

The money is part of a $33 million dollar funding program. The Community Development Block Grant was created as a way to help develop affordable housing and safe living environments for low and moderate income residents, according to My Twin Tiers.

In all, the amount towns and counties will receive will total $5.3 million dollars and go toward different projects.


The following areas received funding for specific projects

  • The City of Hornell in Steuben County: $50,000 for a water asset management plan and $1,250,000 for the city’s wastewater treatment plant
  • Steuben County: $198,000 to assist 13 low to moderate income households replace failing septic systems
  • Village of Watkins Glen: $50,000 to complete a wastewater planning study for Clute Park Pump Station Replacement and force main reroute
  • Village of Waverly: $1.25 million for improvements to the village water distribution system and $500,000 to provide assistance to 13 low to moderate income homeowners
  • Chenango County: $500,000 to provide housing rehabilitation to 14 low to moderate income single family households
  • Town of Danby: $500,000 to provide housing rehabilitation assistance for up 14 low to moderate income homeowners
  • Town of Lisle: $275,000 to provide housing rehabilitation assistance for up to eight low to moderate income homeowners and $475,000 to replace five substandard manufactured homes occupied by low to moderate income owners
  • Town of Newfield: $298,000 to assist 19 residential properties primarily occupied by low income household to replace septic tanks and lateral supply lines

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