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Community Development

Through our in community development, we are establishing a cross-sector, collaborative model of inclusive and sustainable community development for small cities, towns and villages by celebrating the unique assets and identity of place and employing dynamic strategies to build on them.

Middle Main Initiative

In 2008, Hudson River Housing began leading the charge on a new initiative to focus our real estate development efforts on a targeted area of the city of Poughkeepsie - a neighborhood we would come to call Middle Main, a direct reference to its location in the heart of Poughkeepsie's Main Street. The Middle Main initiative is a group of residents, business owners and other supporters working together to make Middle Main a strong, vibrant and creative neighborhood of choice in Poughkeepsie.

Join the Middle Main community at www.middlemain.com, and follow us on Facebook!

June 2014 Community Impact Report

 Redevelopment of the Historic Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory

Support the restoration of this historic building!

The redevelopment of the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory is the anchor project in Hudson River Housing's work to revitalize the Middle Main Street corridor. We are planning a renovation of the three story, 22,000 square foot building as mixed-use, with two-thirds consisting of work-live and studio apartments, and one third planned as a commercial community hub.

Our vision is to bring the rich bounty of arts and food in the Hudson Valley into the city, and use it as an educational tool and community connector. Find out more.

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Northeastern Dutchess Initiative



In 2015, Hudson River Housing began a new community development initiative in Northeastern Dutchess County. Through this new effort, we are working to:

Support a sustainable local rural economy for northeastern Dutchess County

Provide a space to unite multiple participants and projects to maximize impact and effort

Provide a ‘next step’ to economic development work that was begun in 2014

Ensure involvement of a broad cross section of the community in decision making and prioritizing

Have fun and celebrate the culture and heritage of the region





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Elizabeth Celaya

Director of Organizational Development
(845) 454-5176 - Office