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Pattern for Progress and Center for Housing and Urban Initiatives Hosts 12th Annual Housing Conference

Pattern for Progress’ Center for Housing Solutions and Urban Initiatives hosted its 12th annual housing conference that drew as many as 120 leaders and professionals in the fields of affordable housing, community development, municipal government, housing development, planning and engineering and community lending.

The conference, titled “From Blight to Bright: Reclaiming Your Neighborhood,” was held on […]

Stagnant Population Growth, Low-Wage Jobs and High Cost of Living: the New Reality in the Mid-Hudson Valley

These disturbing trends are among several findings of a year-long Pattern for Progress study

NEWBURGH (October 3, 2019) – Pattern for Progress has released the findings of a year-long, wide-ranging study that finds the Mid-Hudson Valley has reached a demographic cliff that is affecting the socio-economic fabric […]

2019-10-03T12:33:49-05:00October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Housing Costs Remain Out Of Reach for Many Hudson Valley Renters

Housing Costs Remain Out Of Reach for Many Hudson Valley Renters

NEWBURGH (June 19, 2019) – Housing that is affordable continues to be out of reach for many Hudson Valley residents as rents rise at a faster pace than wages, making the gap between what people can afford to pay and what it costs to rent in […]

New Urban Action Agenda Report Evaluates 25 cities and Villages in the Hudson Valley

The report looks at the major urban hubs in the region

 NEWBURGH (May 30, 2019) – The link between police spending and crime, the opioid crisis in the Hudson Valley, and the affordability predicament faced by renters are a few of the topics that Pattern for Progress […]

2019-06-07T15:41:20-05:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Education, Housing, Infrastructure, Press Releases, Urban Issues|

Pattern for Progress Launches Regional Initiative to Promote Young Professionals in the Hudson Valley

Pattern’s young professionals summit kicked off the LIFT/HV initiative

NEW PALTZ (May 24, 2019) – Pattern for Progress announced the launch of a Hudson Valley-wide initiative to promote young professionals before a packed crowd that attended the second annual Greater Hudson Valley Young Professional Summit held Thursday at SUNY New Paltz.

LIFT/HV, or Leading the Initiative […]

2019-05-28T10:31:03-05:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Housing, Press Releases, Urban Issues|

Three Hudson Valley County Executives Talk Regional Challenges, Opportunities in “Making the Connection” Conversation Hosted by Pattern for Progress

Three Hudson Valley county executives gathered to discuss regionalism and how working together to face common challenges will ensure a sustainable future for the Hudson Valley region.

County executives George Latimer of Westchester, Marcus Molinaro of Dutchess and Ed Day of Rockland participated in the “Making the […]

Hudson Valley Regional Housing Market Seven Trends to Watch in 2019

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NEWBURGH (April 30, 2019) – Ten years after the financial crisis and the housing crash, the real estate market is coming back with rising prices and low interest rates. But while a seller’s market may exist, the reality is a little more complex.

To help buyers and sellers navigate […]

Pattern Brings Together Mayors of Three Cities that Won the $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative


The leaders offered their insights and answered questions about the process

NEWBURGH (April 24, 2019) –  The mayors of three Hudson Valley cities that received $10 million each in funding from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) gathered today to discuss […]

2019-04-25T14:04:49-05:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: Current Issues & Research Agenda, In the News, Press Releases, Urban Issues|