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Mangano Awards Grant To The Village Of Williston Park For Residential Rehabilitation

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the County has awarded a $15,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to the Village of Williston Park, in order to maintain the stock of affordable housing by the provision of loans and/or grants to low and moderate income homeowners to eliminate code violations and make other needed improvements to their homes. An additional $5,000 has been allocated for the purchase and installation of kiosks in the downtown area in the Village of Williston Park which will contain community information.

“It is important that we continue to do all we can to help provide our residents with affordable housing,” stated County Executive Mangano. “The Community Development Block Grant Program is a great example of federal, county and local governments working together to make housing readily available to the hard working residents of Nassau County during these difficult economic times.”

“Williston Park has been fortunate to have been able to secure these grants, both of which will be used to benefit of our residents. I fully appreciate the support and guidance provided to the Village by the Nassau County Office of Community Development during the process. Without their help the Village would not have been able to secure these funds,” stated Village of Williston Park Mayor Paul Ehrbar.

The CDBG Program is a Federal entitlement program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. CDBG funds can be used for various activities related to housing, economic development, commercial revitalization, public services, infrastructure and public facilities. The Nassau County Office of Community Development annually issues a Notice of Funding Availability and accepts applications from member municipalities and other eligible applicants for CDBG grant funded activities.