Community and Affordable Housing Needs Assessment

The Rockland County Office of Community Development (RCOCD) is currently working with

Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress

in the preparation of a comprehensive Community and Affordable Housing Needs Assessment.

Pattern for Progress recently completed needs assessments for Ulster and Westchester Counties and is well-known regionally for its planning and research.

To learn more about the Needs Assessment or to get involved, email us at

Applications are now open for $3.5 Million in CARES Act Grant funding for

Small Businesses, Non-Profits, and Rental Relief

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until funds are expended

More Information and Applications Available Here

Office of Community Development

Serving the people of Rockland County & improving their quality of life
The Office of Community Development serves the people of Rockland County by administering federal grants to provide affordable housing and improve the quality of life to low and moderate income residents in Rockland in an ethical, courteous, timely and cost-effective manner.

Grants, Programs & Services

Community Development Block Grants
The CDBG program works to supports community development activities to build stronger and more resilient communities. Activities may address needs such as infrastructure, economic development projects, public facilities installation, community centers, housing rehabilitation, public services, clearance/acquisition, microenterprise assistance, code enforcement, homeowner assistance, etc.  Read more...

Home Investment Partnership Program

A Federal grant program designed to help jurisdictions expand the supply of decent and affordable rental and ownership housing for low and very low income persons. Read more...

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS

The HOPWA program provides housing assistance and supportive services for low-income people with HIV/AIDS and their families. Read more...

Emergency Solutions Grant

The purpose of the ESG program is to assist individuals and families quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness. Read more...