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Leading with Compassion: Emergency Shelter Relocation

Dutchess County is currently exploring locations to permanently relocate the emergency shelter from its temporary location. Due to the pandemic, the shelter moved from HRH’s Hillcrest House to the Dutchess County pods in spring 2020, which was always a temporary measure meant to provide additional space and 24/7 access to those in need.   The county […]

Groundbreaking Celebrates New Investment in First-Time Homeownership on Poughkeepsie’s Northside

On Thursday, October 21, 2021, Hudson River Housing hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the launch of our new investment in Poughkeepsie, the Northside Homeownership Program. The groundbreaking ceremony took place at 85 Smith Street in Poughkeepsie.  85 Smith Street is one of three properties in Hudson River Housing’s Northside Homeownership Program, which also includes […]

Services Spotlight: Partnership with Step One

The journey to and through homelessness is complex. The trauma of homelessness can lead some to addiction; for others, addiction itself can lead to a period of homelessness. Hudson River Housing believes that providing robust, accessible services that meet people where they are at in a compassionate, supportive environment is a critical step on the […]

New Tax Breaks for Charitable Donations in 2020

The $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package signed into law recently, includes a new tax break that applies to charitable donations circa the 2020 tax year. The initiative gives taxpayers an above-the-line deduction for up to $300 in donations to charitable institutions. For example, if you choose the standard deduction and give $300 to HRH, you […]

Gentrification & Displacement: A Zero-Tolerance Approach

As Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County face the forces of gentrification, we must uphold the needs of local residents, people of color, and people with lower incomes, who will be negatively impacted by gentrification. To accomplish equitable economic development in our area, we need local government policies that ensure there are widely available affordable housing opportunities […]

Standing in Solidarity and Dismantling Long Standing Racial Disparities

We are using our voice to stand in solidarity with our community, acknowledging long standing racial disparities, COVID-19’s inequitable and devastating impacts, and the need for communities to come together, build trust and relationships, and to make change. The racist instances of violence and injustice that are happening across the country against Black, Indigenous, and […]