Community Development

Multi-Family Home Ownership Program - Updated 12-13-2013

The City of Cortland was a successful applicant for 2011 Community Development Block Grant funds. A total of $400,000 was awarded for homeownership funds including down payment and closing cost assistance for those wishing to purchase a two or three unit home in the City of Cortland that is in need of repairs.

Upon purchase, funds are also available to rehabilitate the home. Successful applicants must agree to rental unit requirements for a specified time period.

Although 2011 funds are committed, the City was recently awarded more funds to continue the program under a special funding round through the Small Cities Community Development Program. The City is accepting new applications NOW.

Download the application and program guidelines. Please contact Linda Armstrong at Thoma Development Consultants at (607) 753-1433 if you need assistance with the application or you have additional questions.

Program Guidelines and Application (pdf)