Shawn M. Morse
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City of Cohoes
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Cohoes, NY 12047

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   Community Development
      - I would like to buy a HUD home. What should I do?
      - I would like to start a large business or would like to relocate my large business in Cohoes. How can the City help me?
      - I would like to start a small business in Cohoes. Are there funds available?
      - My home is in need of rehabilitation. Does the City have any programs that might help me?
      - Where and when do the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals meet?
      - Where is the Cohoes Visitors Center and what are its hours of operation?
 


    Community Development
          I would like to buy a HUD home. What should I do?
You should contact any local realtor who would have a listing and will help you with the purchase. If you have internet access, you could check the HUD website www.hud.gov .


          I would like to start a large business or would like to relocate my large business in Cohoes. How can the City help me?
In addition to the loan programs that the Cohoes Local Development Corporation administers for small businesses, the Cohoes Industrial Development Agency is an agency that has the authority to issue revenue bonds to assist large businesses. Besides the Cohoes Industrial Development Agency, the Cohoes Urban Renewal Agency can assist large businesses with site acquisition.


          I would like to start a small business in Cohoes. Are there funds available?
The Cohoes Industrial Development Agency administers a Business Loan Program and a Micro-Enterprise Loan Fund. The Department is staff to the Cohoes Industrial Development Agency. Any individual who is interested in financial assistance from either loan program should contact the Department for details. Technical assistance is also available.


          My home is in need of rehabilitation. Does the City have any programs that might help me?
Presently the Department does not administer any home rehabilitation programs. However, the Department may be able to refer you to programs that are administered by not-for-profit agencies or other governmental entities. For example posted on our website is information about the home repair programs of the Albany County Rural Housing Alliance for low-income Cohoes residents. Click here for more information.


          Where and when do the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals meet?
Both the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals meet in the Common Council Chambers of City Hall. The Planning Commission usually meets the first Monday of the month and the Zoning Board of Appeals usually meets the fourth Wednesday of the month. Both meetings start at 6:30 p.m.


          Where is the Cohoes Visitors Center and what are its hours of operation?
The Cohoes Visitors Center is located in the Cohoes Music Hall at 58 Remsen Street. It is opened Tuesday to Friday from noon to 4:00 p.m. Group tours are available at any time but must be scheduled at least one week in advance.


 





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