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Exterior View of Petoff I Garden Apartments

Petoff  Garden Apartments I

The Fulton County Community Heritage Corp. (FCCHC) began as a committee of the Fulton County Economic Development Corp. in the 1980's, and was incorporated as a separate, private, not-for-profit corporation in December of 1988.

Over the years, FCCHC has had a pronounced positive impact upon Fulton County through a variety of programs and projects which have brought more than $8 million into the local economy and improved housing conditions for over 400 households.

FCCHC activities have included programs providing financial assistance for housing rehabilitation and home repair, a program of down payment and closing cost assistance for first-time home buyers, a loan program to promote downtown revitalization, the new construction and management of 64 apartments for occupancy by senior citizens and technical assistance to local municipalities.

FCCHC is one of more than 50 rural preservation companies in the state funded through the Rural Preservation Program administered by the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal.

Since 1988, housing rehabilitation and home repair activities have been the corporation's primary focus. FCCHC has administered and completed a number of programs providing housing rehabilitation assistance in Fulton County.  These programs include: two programs totaling $800,000 in the Town of Mayfield, three programs in the town of Ephratah totaling $1,60,60, one program in the Town of Johnstown for $140,000, two programs in the Town of Stratford for $800,000, three countywide programs totaling over $1,000,000, two programs totaling $1,200,000 in the Town of Caroga, two programs in the Town of Oppenheim for $860,660 and a program in the Town of Bleecker for $370,000.



These programs have resulted in improvements to more than 400 housing units.  In addition, FCCHC has administered more than $300,000 in funds under the NYS RESTORE Program that resulted in emergency repair to 107 units occupied by lower-income elderly households.

Another area where FCCHC has had a local impact is in the development of housing for lower-income elderly households.  The Petoff Garden Apartments I and II projects sit in a picturesque campus-like setting in the Town of Mayfield. Petoff I contains 41 units and was completed in 1992 at a cost of $2.1 million. Petoff II contains 24 units and was completed in early 2000 at a cost approaching $2 million. Both projects are managed by FCCHC.

FCCHC has also administered both the Fulton County and City of Gloversville Affordable Home Ownership Programs, which have helped 18 families to become first-time homeowners through the provision of down payment and closing cost assistance.


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