The City of Newburgh needs your input!!

Why is the City interested?

The City of Newburgh is developing a five-year strategic plan, which will describe how to spend the federal housing and community development funds it will receive during the next five years (2015-2019). This funding must benefit low and moderate income persons.The City needs your input about how these funds will be spent.  The City will be holding focus group and neighborhood meetings during the month of June to obtain citizen input about the community’s needs and priorities and to discuss fair housing issues.

What do we want to know?

• What housing & service programs are working for low/moderate-income residents?
• What is needed to improve housing & service programs for low/moderate-income residents?
• What segments of the populations are most in need of assistance?
• What projects would make a real difference for our community?
• What are the fair housing concerns across the City?

How to Get Involved

PUBLIC MEETING
The City will conduct a Public Meeting to gather public input on housing, community services, homelessness, fair housing situation and other community needs. During this meetings residents will have the opportunity to discuss the City’s current needs, action items and priorities.

WHEN:    June 11, 2014 – 6 PM

WHERE:  401 Washington Street  Activity Center

TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS
The City Council will discuss the Consolidated Plan, the Annual Action Plan and the AI at two publicized City Council meetings.  The public is encouraged to attend these Hearings and to comment upon the documents in the formulation stage and as they are adopted.  These meetings will be held in the City Council Chambers in City Hall (83 Broadway) on:
July 14, 2014 – 7:00 PM   —  Program Development
TBD  Fall 2014 – 7:00 PM – Program Approval

CITIZEN SURVEY

The City is conducting a Citizen Survey through the use of a Web-based program available to all residents of the City.  This survey asks residents to tell how they feel about programs relating to housing, community services, economic development, homelessness, and fair housing.

The survey may be completed from a home computer or by using a computer at the public library, a church, or a community center.  The survey is direct and takes only about five minutes to complete.  Newburgh residents are urged to go to www.cityofnewburgh-ny.gov to complete the survey.  Copies of the survey will also be available at the neighborhood meetings and those responses will be entered into the database.  The survey will be available in English and Spanish.

For more information about this process, or to make disability accommodations, please contact Ms. Courtney Kain, Director, Community Development at
845/569-9400 or Send us an email!

Let’s Celebrate Wednesday, June 18th!

June marks our one year anniversary of membership and it’s a cause for celebration.

Join us on June 18th, for a special evening at Goldsmith Denniston House, 227 Montgomery Street.

Come out and meet our new City Manager, Mr. Michael Ciaravino. Enjoy a lovely historic gem owned by fellow NPBA members – Nancy & Chuck Thomas. Bring a new member and enter a raffle for special prizes!

See you there – Wednesday, June 18th, 5:30PM

Admission is Free and Current & New Members are Welcome