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Award-winning Radio Rotary carries the message of Rotary and of humanitarian work throughout the Hudson Valley and around the world. Its programs emphasize the work Rotarians and other humanitarians do, from providing park bench enhancement downtown or combatting hunger to eliminating polio throughout the world. Radio Rotary informs and entertains listeners weekly on its Sunday morning interview program, its websites, and its podcasts, sharing not only humanitarian information but also ways to improve out quality of life.
AIRED ON NOVEMBER 6, 2022
Making Affordable Housing Available
Radio Rotary interviews Christa Hines, CEO of Hudson River Housing, a vital service primarily in Dutchess County (but with a few facilities in nearby counties). For the past 40 years Hudson River Housing has worked to solve the housing problems of those who my face housing choices that would be more than 30% of their income, providing more than 1,500 units of affordable housing as well as a homeless shelter for those with no housing at all. Since the pandemic brought many new, relatively wealthy families out of the city or suburbs, the need for affordable housing in the region has increased—and Hudson River Housing has helped in several ways, not just with acquiring or building new units. Some of their programs include employment services, a drop-in center for youth, housing options for veterans, and senior housing services.
Hudson River Housing
Poughkeepsie Housing Authority
Housing and Homelessness in Mid-Hudson