ONEIDA — The city of Oneida was named the recipient of a $400,000 grant that will help residents keep their homes safe.
The Community Development Block Grant, awarded on Friday by New York State Housing Trust Fund Corporation’s Office for Community Renewal, will provide funds to rehabilitate at least 16 homes in the city. As in recent years, the city will continue to take a scattered site approach in its selection of homes.
The Scattered Sites Housing Rehabilitation Program allows eligible homeowners city-wide to apply for funding the city receives through grants. In the past the city has implemented a targeted approach to dispense funding by selecting a specific neighborhood to rehab, Planning Director Cassie Rose said.