Feb. 16, 2018
OSWEGO COUNTY - The Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning has been awarded funds to provide a manufactured housing replacement program for eligible veterans. Funding for the Oswego County Veterans First Manufactured Housing Replacement Program is provided by the New York State Office of Community Renewal Housing Trust Fund Corporation.
"The Oswego County Veterans First Manufactured Housing Replacement Program is an effort to provide safe, sanitary and affordable housing for military veterans and their families in Oswego County," said program administrator Donna Scanlon. "It's targeted at income-eligible homeowners who are veterans, who are living in manufactured homes constructed prior to 1980 that are located on land that is secured by a deed."
Preliminary program applications will be accepted from eligible veteran homeowners who meet these criteria:
Applications will be available, and a brief program overview will be presented at informational sessions on the following dates:
"Homeowners who are military veterans will be given a waiting list priority," said Scanlon. "The program will focus on replacement projects where all other necessary site conditions can also be brought up to code while remaining within the allowable program cost. Examples of some site conditions include septic system/sewer disposal, electrical service, and potable water. Properties that fail this affordability test will not be eligible to participate."
All applicants deemed eligible for the Oswego County Veterans First Manufactured Housing Replacement Program will be required to attend a homebuyer/homeownership course as part of the grant program prior to receiving final approval to proceed.
To be eligible, household income cannot exceed the following: $38,100 for a 1-person household; $43,550 for a 2-person family; $49,000 for a 3-person family; $54,400 for a 4-person family; $58,800 for a 5-person family; $63,150 for a 6-person family; $68,000 for a 7-person family; and $72,360 for an 8-person family. Income is based on all persons residing in the household.
Those interested in learning more about how this program might be helpful to their family may attend one of the informational sessions or contact Donna Scanlon at the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning, weekdays at 315-349-8292. Those who require special accommodations to attend either of the scheduled meetings are asked to contact Scanlon at 315-349-8292.
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