The CLEAR initiative is a community planning collaboration to help conceptualize potential impacts of future lake level changes and strengthen resiliency of shoreline communities. CLEAR was designed to identify opportunities for reducing risk of damage to community assets, including the natural and built environment, from changing water levels.
Former Governor Cuomo first announced CLEAR in February 2020 to support local communities dealing with persistent high water levels along Lake Ontario, the lower Niagara River and the upper St. Lawrence River with the development of comprehensive resiliency strategies and planning to institute critical long-term protective measures and strengthen existing investments. CLEAR Plans will reflect the diverse perspectives, needs, interests, and watersheds within each region, and participation will reflect the socio-economic and geographic diversity of the regions including vulnerable and under-served populations.
These funds are available to landlords who were unable to participate in the New York State “Emergency Rental Assistance Program.” The aim of the "Landlord Assistance Program" is to help landlords whose tenants have left their rental property, or who are unwilling to apply for the “Emergency Rental Assistance Program.” The “Landlord Assistance Program” provides up to 12 months of rental arrears. For the first 45 days of the program, priority is given to landlords who own 20 or fewer units. To read the full guidelines for the program and apply, click here. This assistance is first come, first served, so if you qualify I would encourage applying as quickly as possible. Every day, my office hears from small-property owners who are suffering due to the state’s eviction moratorium and stalled rent relief rollout. In many instances, those who have contacted me depend solely on rental income to pay their bills and put food on the table. I am hopeful this funding will help provide relief to these individuals and again, encourage rental property owners who did not qualify for the “Emergency Rental Assistance Program” to apply for this new funding opportunity as soon as possible.
Town of Lyme Office Hours Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. If you have any questions please call us or send us an email! Town Office: 315-649-2788 Assessor’s: 315-649-2387 Zoning Enforcement: 315-649-2788 Code Enforcement: 315-777-6115 Email: email@example.com We encourage our residents to use our drop box located in the front of the building or to mail your payment to: Town of Lyme P.O. Box 66 Chaumont, NY 13622