The Newburgh CVH Chapter was started in Summer 2007 and has signed up over 2,700 low-income members. Since then, members have played a crucial role in holding elected officials accountable for the appropriate disbursement of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) money, resulting in the creation of a CDBG Advisory Committee with City of Newburgh to oversee the allocation of funds for 2010. They also led local elected and agency officials on a tour of Newburgh to illustrate the housing crisis in the city. Additionally, members have been elected to the the City of Newburgh Housing Loan Committee, The Distressed Properties Task Force, and the Charter Review Commission. The Newburgh chapter is currently pushing for programs to create affordable housing and job opportunities for low-income residents.
Contact Newburgh Organizer Rae Leiner at 845-562-2020 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
CVH Newburgh Office
18 Lander Street
Newburgh, NY 12550