To attract and keep year-round residents it is essential that we have services that support the people who live here. Senior services, health care, good schools, affordable housing, youth programs, resources for families, cultural and recreational opportunities, are what will make the difference in having growing, thriving communities. CAP-21 will work to develop and strengthen our social network and our sense of community.
Housing Needs Assessment Project
Through a Quality Communites grant funded by NYS Department of State, CAP-21 contracted with River Street Planning & Design to undertake a regional assessment of affordable housing needs, with a particular focus on the needs of our local workforce and the seniors. This needs assessment included Forestport, Webb, Inlet and Long Lake and is available at local libraries within those communities as well as available from CAP-21.
In addition, CAP-21 is seeking housing rehabilitation and renovation funds specifically for individuals who are aging and/or disabled and who need repairs and assistance to maintain a safe, comfortable home.
Health Center Fund
CAP-21 is collaborating with the Town of Webb Health Center Fund, and of course the Town itself, as the health center makes the transition from a municipally funded health care system to St. Elizabeth Medical Center. The focus will be on supporting professional staff and tracking health care needs and service patterns.