The meeting of the Common Council ad hoc committee formed to study alternate side of the street parking scheduled for today at 6:00 p.m. has been canceled. For those who find it hard to get through the day without a Zoom meeting fix, here's an alternative. At 4:00 p.m. today, the Preservation League of NYS is holding a webinar titled "Land Banks, Preservation & Affordable Housing."
Many vacant, abandoned, and tax delinquent properties that will be acquired by municipal land banks may also be historic structures--and historic status should be recognized as an asset, not an obstacle, in successful and sustainable efforts to return blighted properties and neighborhoods to productive use. By utilizing incentives like the Historic Commercial Properties Tax Credit and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, these historic structures can not only come back to active use, but also provide much-needed affordable housing. In this webinar, three panelists will each give a presentation about their work at the intersection of affordable housing, land banks, and historic preservation, followed a a group discussion.
One of the panelists is someone increasingly familiar to us here in Hudson: Darren Scott, Upstate East Director of Development for NYS Homes and Community Renewal. Creating a land bank is one of the goals of the anti-displacement initiative in Hudson. Click here to register for the webinar.