St. Lawrence County Housing Council, Inc.
According to the US Census, 36.5% of the homes in St Lawrence County were constructed prior to 1939. (See map of St. Lawrence County in the footer of this page.)
The darker orange areas of the map show where more than 45% were constructed prior to 1950, the somewhat lighter indicates 30-45%, and the lightest 18-30%. Differences in the green area, which is Adirondack Park, are not indicated.
Older homes represent “embedded energy.” Energy went into the raw materials and construction. Energy would be required to tear them down, and energy would be consumed in the materials and building of new homes. Housing rehabilitation is the ultimate form of recycling.
The North Country Housing Council is accepting ongoing applications from current homeowners looking for home rehabilitation.
We are looking for interested St. Lawrence County applicants in an anticipated county wide grant for Owner Occupied Rehabilitation.
The St. Lawrence County Planning Office has submitted the request for a CDBG rehabilitation funding grant and hope to know status of award and funding soon.
51-53 & 55-57 Market Street, Potsdam, NY
The rehabilitation grants the Housing Council administers generally specify an eligible locality. They are designed to assist individuals or families which earn up to 80% of the median income in St. Lawrence County.
Grant funds have assisted homes in the Town of Fowler, Brier Hill, Brasher Falls, Norwood, Norfolk, Russell, Colton, Star Lake, Oswegatchie, Hammond, Canton, Parishville, Pitcairn, Hermon, Southwest Edwards, South Stockholm, and Morristown.
The first step to apply for a grant is to call the Housing Council at 315-386-8576. The Housing Council will send you an application which you should complete and return. The Housing Council provides housing assistance regardless of an applicant’s race, color, religion, gender, age, disability or familial status.
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