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Community Development

Through our work 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. Our goals are to support sustainable, inclusive and participatory communities.

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!


Inclusive Communities

Hudson River Housing is deeply committed to stabilizing neighborhoods, ensuring long-term housing affordability, and improving lives for all of Dutchess County residents, with a particular focus on the City of Poughkeepsie. It is our vision that all revitalization efforts continue to embrace and uphold the values of diversity, inclusivity, and affordable housing and that Poughkeepsie’s future continues to reflect the depth and richness of its history.  Read more about our commitment to inclusivity.

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Elizabeth Celaya

Director of Strategic Initiatives
(845) 454-5176 - Office