Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County has compiled information from our partners that you may find helpful. Please click on the links below to find the documents or Websites that we hope will assist you in the Homebuying Process, or with Restoring, Rehabilitating, or Making Your Home Accessible.

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Our affiliate partners, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh and Ulster County Habitat for Humanity, also serve communities in the Hudson Valley.  For a look at the services each offer, click on a logo below.

 

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh serves residents in the City of Newburgh and the Town of Newburgh; the Towns of Cornwall, Monroe, and New Windsor; the Villages of Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, Goshen, Montgomery, Walden, and Washingtonville; and the hamlets of Gardnertown and Vails Gate.

 

Ulster County Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; advocating for fair and just housing policies; and providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.

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The following local organizations serve homeowners and first-time homebuyers. Click on a logo to learn more.

 

Hudson River Housing offers support programs to residents in the City of Poughkeepsie, throughout Dutchess County, and the greater Hudson Valley.  Services focus on rent relief and eviction protection; homelessness and affordable housing; homeownership promotion and preservation; veterans and eldercare; and job training and small business support.

 

RUPCO provides a variety of services for homeowners and first-time homebuyers, including the NeighborWorks® Homeownership Center, where HUD-certified housing counselors guide and support homebuyers and homeowners in making informed decisions based on their homeownership needs. Other services include homebuyer informational sessions, foreclosure prevention counseling, and homeowner repair programs, and rental and emergency assistance programs.

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If you are age 60 or older and you reside in Dutchess County, you may be interested in the Dutchess County Office for the Aging Aging Services Directory, which has information about services that address health, isolation, hunger, and lack of transportation.

 

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Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County works with many local businesses to complete projects for those who are eligible and accepted for our rehabilitation, restoration, and accessibility programs.  We are sharing this list if you either do not qualify for those programs or require immediate assistance.

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Local utility companies have programs that can help you save money on heating and electricity.  Click on a logo to find out what they offer.

 

The Home Energy Assistance Program – HEAP – can help eligible New Yorkers heat and cool their homes. If you are eligible, you may receive one regular HEAP benefit per program year and could also be eligible for emergency HEAP benefits if you are in danger of running out of fuel or having your utility service shut off.  For an overview of the HEAP program, click the HEAP logo. If you prefer to speak with a HEAP Service Representative by phone, click here for a list of contacts for Dutchess County.

 

Click on the Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp. logo to read about residential and business money-saving incentives, including discounts and rebates for energy-efficient products, tax credits for heat pumps and water heaters, and energy-saving tips. You can also enroll in a Budget Billing Plan that spreads payments evenly over the 12 months of the year, avoiding the seasonal fluctuations of energy bills caused by hot and cold weather extremes. Budgeting becomes easier because every month you receive a predictable bill for the same amount.