To assist families in finding better housing, MID-HUDSON Enterprise Community Partners has extended its Making Moves housing mobility program.
According to senior program administrator Catherine West, Orange and Dutchess counties will be the new focus area.
We assist families with children under the age of eighteen who are using Section 8 housing choice vouchers and are looking to relocate to areas with lower rates of poverty and better-performing schools because the Making Moves program is a regional initiative aimed at addressing residential segregation throughout New York State, she said. With financing from Community Renewal and New York State Homes, Enterprise oversees the program.
The surrounding areas of Orange and Dutchess counties, as well as Newburgh and Poughkeepsie, will be the new centers of concentration.