Housing affordable for those individuals and families that live and work in our communities is not a new challenge to the Adirondack region, and a challenge that is unique only to this region. However, recently the burdens of increasing housing prices and the lack of inventory of affordable and workforce housing has prompted the need for action. LivingADK has convened a Housing Committee to explore new ways to begin looking at the long term health of our communities with creative housing options. The goal of this committee is to focus its energies on the regional Towns of Forestport, Webb, Inlet, Long Lake and into Indian Lake all along the Route 28 corridor. A regional focus would allow towns to leverage more resources together, provide studies and analysis that could be use in acquiring grants and the larger picture of developing long term actionable solutions.
Housing is an important issue because it is the long term lifeblood of a community. Without people that work in the Western Central Adirondack region also living in the Western Central Adirondack region, a chain reaction occurs. Lack of local employees strains businesses, lack of young families threatens the viability of schools, and lack of local buy in decreases sensible decision making on things like environmental sustainability and long term planning. Healthy communities are ever-growing and LivingADK and its Housing Committee are open to multi-pronged approaches to bring about big picture change. Legislation, private industry, municipal housing, business supplied housing, deed restrictions and secondary markets are all tools in our toolkit and we intend to use successful models in other communities around the country to inform our own actions within individual communities and the region at large.
- LivingADK Housing Committee created to tackle regional housing shortages
- Legislation, private industry, municipal housing, business supplied housing and deed restrictions are all tools
- Cities all over the country provide successful models to build on
- Multiple and simultaneous approaches are key to success
Affordable housing brings stability, economic diversity and improves the physical quality of a neighborhood.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ducks are available for purchase starting Memorial Day weekend up until the day of the event on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. They are available for purchase at the Town of Webb Visitor Center, at the Friday Old Forge Farmers Market LivingADK booth, as well as 9 am - 4:30 pm, M-F at the LivingADK office at the rear of the Adirondack Bank building, 108 Codling Street, Old Forge, NY.
Ducks can be adopted for $5 for a single duck or a Flock of 5 ducks for $20. Our generous local business donate 18 fabulous prizes.
LivingADK, through donations and membership dues, does not have money that it gives out for funding as a grant. Instead, LivingADK is a clearing house that helps organizations in the community to write grants and acquire funding through other sources such as state, federal and other non-profit funding sources.
LivingADK has a wide network of contacts across the Adirondack park, where possible we can be a resource in connecting businesses across the region with similar needs to help increase communication. In the past we have helped to get grant funding to help begin new upstart businesses, to supplement the cost of businesses that want to upgrade their energy efficiency, and to revitalize targeted groups of businesses in the same town area. Reach out to us and let us see how we can help you to plant your seed or to grow!
Although LivingADK operates generally in the Towns of Forestport, Webb, Inlet, Long Lake and up to Indian Lake, LivingADK is a resource of the greater Adirondack community and is willing to work to help organizations or partner with organizations outside of this area, especially concerning regional projects.
LivingADK is a membership organization and receives funding through annual membership fees, donations, townships that we operate in, foundation grants and donor advised funds as well as our annual fundraisers. Lastly, LivingADK earns money through grant administration for a percentage of a grant award if an organization so chooses to hire LivingADK to do so.
Generally, LivingADK does not charge for help in grant location or grant application help. However, LivingADK does offer the services of administering a grant if one is awarded for a percentage of the awarded grant if an organization chooses to use LivingADK for this service.
LivingADK has various committees in which we are always looking for members including the Housing Committee, Healthcare Committee, Community Development Committee and soon to have a committee tasked with Environmental Sustainability. There are also annual opportunities to join the LivingADK board, in some cases, if you would like to be more directly involved with the actual not-for-profit. Reach out to email@example.com or call us at 315.369.3353 for more information and to get involved. Lastly, a donation to LivingADK helps the organization continue to do great work in the community so don't overlook that type of contribution as involvement.
The "From Farm to Forge" Cookbook can be purchased at the Old Forge Farmers Market on Fridays, 1 pm to 5 pm from June through October 8th. They can also be purchased at the LivingADK office, 9 am - 4:30 pm, M-F at the rear of the Adirondack Bank building, 108 Codling Street, Old Forge, NY. Cookbooks are available while supplies last.