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Posted on: February 7, 2024

City Receives NY Funds to Address Fall Kill Issues

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The city has been awarded more than $750,000 through a New York State Department of State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program grant to address flooding and promote public access along the edges of the Fall Kill Creek.

The city is partnering with the No...

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Community Development
Posted on: January 9, 2024

City Opens Youth Activities Grant Process

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Mayor Yvonne Flowers announced today that $440,000 is being made available to community organizations through the city’s Youth Activities & Opportunities Grant Program.

The city created the program in 2018 with $140,000 in seed money. Over the years, t...

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Community Development
Posted on: January 8, 2024

City Extends Its 2024 CDBG Application

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The City of Poughkeepsie has extended its 2024 Community Development 

Block Grant application, which is available on the city’s website. The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federally funded formula-based grant allocated to eligible c...

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Community Development
Posted on: January 2, 2024

Mayor Flowers, Council Take Oath of Office

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Yvonne Flowers took the oath of office as City of Poughkeepsie Mayor today, becoming the first African American to hold the position, calling for unity and community support and pledging to work on behalf of all residents for the betterment of the city.

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Community Development
Posted on: December 14, 2023

Flowers To Be Sworn In As Mayor on Jan. 2

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Yvonne Flowers will be sworn in as Mayor of the City of Poughkeepsie at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, in the Poughkeepsie High School Auditorium, 70 Forbus St. Poughkeepsie Common Council members also will be sworn in at that time. The event is free and open to...
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Community Development
Posted on: November 20, 2023

City Releases Its 2024 CDBG Application

The city has released its 2024 Community Development Block Grant application, which is available on the city’s website.

 

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federally funded formula-based grant allocated to eligibl...

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Community Development
Posted on: October 10, 2023

City Seeks Ice House Operator at Waryas

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 The city is seeking a qualified operator for the Ice House at Waryas Park, which has previously served as an anchor restaurant on the city’s most active waterfront park. The deadline for submissions to the city’s Request for Proposal is November...

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Community Development
Posted on: September 20, 2023

City Sets Meeting on Draft Zoning Code

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After approving a new comprehensive plan last year, city officials are continuing to work on amendments to the corresponding zoning code and will hold a last community forum at the Family Partnership Center on Wednesday, September 27 at 5 p.m.Zoning regul...

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Community Development
Posted on: September 6, 2023

City Holds Meeting on Kaal Rock Park Plan

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The city plans to make renovations to Kaal Rock Park and held a public meeting Wednesday, September 20 before it finalizing design plans.You can watch a video of the meeting here. The city has identified Kaal Rock Park as an underutilize...

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Community Development
Posted on: August 29, 2023

Public Notice: City to Begin Accepting Applications for Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

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The City of Poughkeepsie Section 8 Office Housing Choice Voucher Program will begin accepting applications for placement onto the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List beginning Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 9:30am, through Wednesday, Octobe...

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Community Development
Posted on: May 8, 2023

City Extends Deadline for DeLaval Responses

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Mayor Marc Nelson announced that he has extend the public comment period regarding the submissions received for development on the DeLaval site through Friday, July 7, 2023. 

Prior to releasing the applicant submissions last month, the city create...

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Community Development
Posted on: April 21, 2023

Main Street Gets Spruce Up Project

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The city Department of Public Works installed new benches, dual trash and recycle receptacles and tree guards this week on Main Street. 

Second Ward Common Council Member Evan Menist funded this $50,000 project through ward money allocated to each...

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Community Development
Posted on: April 11, 2023

City Announces Youth Grant Awards

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Mayor Marc Nelson announced today more than $470,000 in funding to community organizations through the Youth Activities & Opportunities grant program. 

In 2018, the City of Poughkeepsie launched the initiative and awarded nearly $140,000 in fu...

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Community Development
Posted on: February 14, 2023

City releases 2023 CDBG Grant Application

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The city has released its 2023 Community Development Block Grant application.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federally funded formula-based grant allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to eligible cities....

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Community Development
Posted on: January 31, 2023

City Offering $490,000 in Youth Activity Grants

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City Mayor Marc Nelson announced today that $490,000 is being made available to community organizations through the city’s Youth Activities & Opportunities Grant Program.

The city created the program in 2018 with $140,000 in seed money. Over the years,...

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Community Development
Posted on: December 15, 2022

Public Input Sought on LWRP Draft

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The city is in the final stages of updating its Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP). The Updated LWRP reflects changes that have occurred in the Waterfront Revitalization Area since the City last adopted an LWRP in 1999, incorporate recommendat...

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Community Development
Posted on: July 6, 2022

City Sets Public Hearing for 2022 CDGB Action Plan

 The City Division of Social Development announces the publication of the draft 2022 City of Poughkeepsie Action Plan and has set a public hearing regarding the matter. 

The draft Action Plan outlines the proposed projects to be funded th...

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Community Development
Posted on: March 4, 2022

City Accepting Applications for Youth Activities & Opportunities Grants

Mayor Rob Rolison announced today that $140,000 is being made available to community organizations through the city’s Youth Activities & Opportunities Grant program.

The city created this program in 2018, and the funds enable local nonprofits...

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Community Development
Posted on: February 28, 2022

City Releases Housing Needs Assessment

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City officials have released a comprehensive study that highlights the challenges and opportunities it is facing regarding recent housing trends.

The report was prepared by Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, a not-for-profit policy, planning, advocacy and...

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Community Development
Posted on: February 10, 2022

City Planning Director Quinn Named Director of Development

Mayor Rolison has announced that City Planning Director Natalie Quinn has been named Development Director.

Quinn, a city resident, has been serving as Planning Director since 2019 and has led long-range strategic planning efforts for the city through the d...

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Community Development
Posted on: January 10, 2022

City Releases 2022 Community Development Block Grant Application

The City has released its 2022 Community Development Block Grant application. All City of Poughkeepsie public service nonprofit agencies are encouraged to submit an application to the Office of Social Development. The application can be located on the Cit...

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Community Development
Posted on: October 20, 2021

Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Request for Release of Funds

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NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

City of Poughkeepsie, Office of Social Development62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601(845) 451-4046jgreenwald@cityofpoughkeepsie.com

TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND...

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Community Development
Posted on: December 7, 2021

City of Poughkeepsie Puts More Funding Into Emergency Rent Relief Program

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Mayor Rob Rolison announced today that more funding is being made available through a COVID-19 Emergency Rent program for low- and moderate-income households struggling through the pandemic. 

Tenants who are eligible can receive up to six consecut...

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Community Development
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Notice of Substantial Amendment For Annual Action Plan 2021

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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City of Poughkeepsie has completed its 2021 Annual Action Plan (AAP). The Annual Action Plan outlines the proposed projects to be funded through entitlement funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Developme...

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Community Development