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Canandaigua, Dundee, and Newark are ‘Pro-Housing Communities’

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Governor Kathy Hochul announced that 213 municipalities in New York have launched applications to be certified as Pro-Housing Communities, with 61 already certified. This certification, part of a program initiated by Governor Hochul last year, makes municipalities eligible for up to $650 million in state discretionary funding.

The Pro-Housing Communities Program acknowledges localities committed to housing growth. Six communities in the Finger Lakes – including the city of Canandaigua, and villages of Dundee and Newark received certification from the state.

Governor Hochul emphasized the importance of building safe and affordable housing. “My administration is ready to work with any community that shares our determination,” she said. New York State Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas praised the program for fostering housing development and ensuring New Yorkers can live and work in the state for generations. The full list of certified communities is available online.