NORTHFIELD COMMUNITY LDC OF STATEN ISLAND HAS BEEN AWARDED $392,375 NEW YORK MAIN STREET (NYMS) GRANT

 

 

logoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JUNE 6, 2016

Contact: Kathleen Sforza

Telephone: 718-442-7351 ext 225

Email: northfieldldc.kathleensforza@gmail.com

Website: www.NorthfieldLDC.org

 

Funded by the New York State Housing Trust Fund Corporation, the NY Main Street Program aims to provide 50% matching eligible reimbursement funds to participating property owners for façade restorations and building renovation projects within the Main Street Program target areas on Port Richmond Avenue.

Joan Catalano, Executive Director, is enthusiastic about the benefits of encouraging investment in the community.  She explains, “We are happy to bring this resource to Port Richmond. These funds will encourage much needed investment in deteriorated buildings along Port Richmond Avenue and will provide affordable housing units as well.” This program aims to help revitalize buildings and create or restore affordable residential units above the retail spaces. We are seeking buildings that have experienced sustained physical deterioration, decay, neglect, or disinvestment and have a number of substandard or vacant residential or commercial units. The properties need to be located in a concentrated area of Port Richmond Avenue from Ann Street to Harrison Avenue. Deadline to apply for this grant is July 15, 2016. For an application and more information on the program, please contact Kathleen Sforza, Economic and Community Development Coordinator at Northfield Community LDC at 718-442-7351 ext 225 or email her at northfieldldc.kathleensforza@gmail.com.

Please visit, www.northfieldldc.org, for full program guidelines and eligibility criteria. The program is funded by the NYS Housing Trust Fund Corporation, administered by the NYS Homes and Community Renewal, and the Office of Community Renewal.

Northfield Community LDC’s offices are located at 160 Heberton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10302.

 

Click Here for NY Main Street Program Guidelines

 

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