The City of Hudson and the Hudson Community Development and Planning Agency (HCDPA) were awarded a one million dollar grant for implementing strategies to address displacement of communities of color. The grant was awarded by Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Enterprise), in partnership with the New York State Attorney General. Hudson was one of ten cities participating in the New York State Anti-Displacement Learning Network. Since the Network’s launch in January 2020, state officials, leaders, and nonprofit partners have worked collaboratively with local stakeholders to identify particular triggers of displacement in communities of color and design targeted approaches to address them. The awarded applicants demonstrated an understanding of local causes of displacement, a history of collaborating, and a commitment to preserving and stabilizing neighborhoods facing high rates of displacement. Hudson will now implement these high-impact strategies locally, supported by $1 million committed by Enterprise, with plans aiming to preserve community stabilization and allow residents to remain in their homes.  

Execution of the grant strategies to prevent displacement began in Spring 2021. Key strategies include the creation and seeding of a Housing Trust Fund, providing emergency rental relief through Hudson Roots, the development of a Affordable Housing Development Plan with Pattern for Progress, and the creation of a new Housing Justice Director position. 

The Anti-Displacement Grant Progress Report: Q1 + 2 provides more information on grant activities during the first half of 2021.