Economic Incentives and Community Development

The City of Poughkeepsie offers many winning opportunities for new businesses and private investors:
  • Affordable locations for purchase or rent
  • Economic Development Zone tax incentives
  • Attractive load packages

Economic Incentives

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

A Federal grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, CDBG provides funding to non-profit agencies or city projects that benefit low and moderate income residents.  Past recipients include day care facilities, homeless shelters, domestic violence programs, sidewalk/street improvements, after school programs, etc.

2018 CDBG Application
2018 CDBG Application Policies & Procedures
2018 CDBG Expenditures Claim Form 

First Time Home Buyers

Hudson River Housing’s Homeownership Center administers a First Time Homebuyers Program.
For additional information or to apply application contact:

Mary Linge
Hudson River Housing
313 Mill Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12602
(845) 454-9288

Economic Incentive Programs Downloads

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
2013-2017 Consolidated Plan Executive Summary
2013-2017 Consolidated Plan Strategic Plan
2013-2017 Consolidated Plan
2017 CDBG – Application
2017 CDBG – Application Policies & Procedures
2015 CDBG – Application Policies & Procedures
2015 CDBG – Application
2014 CDBG – Legal Notice
2014 HOPWA Request for Funding Application
2012 Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
2014 Draft Annual Action Plan