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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!

 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 have renovated this historic the three story, 22,000 square foot building as mixed-use, with two-thirds consisting of work-live and studio apartments, and one third 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. Download our one-pager. Through this new effort, we are working to:






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Elizabeth Celaya

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