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Emergency Loans Available to ALL Elmira Heights Business Owners


The Village of Elmira Heights, along with the Elmira Heights Urban Renewal Agency, has emergency 2% loans now available. There are two types of loans; a Quick Loan for $1,000 and an Emergency Loan for up to $5,000. Applicants must currently be an owner of an operating business within the Village of Elmira Heights. Loans must be used for working capital to cover general operating expenses, prevent staff reductions and/or to offset losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Initial payment on loans will be deferred for the first six months. Restrictions apply on all loans. For further information and an application, please stop by Village Hall between the hours of 9:00 and 3:00 or email Julie Chevalier, Director of Urban Renewal, at juliec@communityprogressinc.com

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Recently-built Thurston Park playground in Elmira Heights, provided through grants and economic development funding.

215 Elmwood Ave.

Elmira Heights, NY 14903



Thurston Park playground in Elmira Heights, built

in 2016 through grants and economic

development funding.

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Attention Elmira Heights Business Owners!

Chemung County has 0% loans available for up to $15,000 to assist you with working capital during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are limited. Contact Melanie or George at REDEC 607/962-3021 for more information and an application.

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                                                The Village offices will be open by appointment only. 

Applications for a Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program can be obtained at the Urban Renewal Agency Office located at 215 Elmwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903 Tuesdays & Thursdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.(Ring the bell for service) You may download applications from the website  or you can have an application mailed to you by calling the office and leaving your name, mailing address and phone number. 


Our mission is to promote the sound growth and development of the Village of Elmira Heights through correcting blighted and deteriorated areas by clearing, re-planning, reconstructing, redeveloping, and rehabilitating in conjunction with public and private

improvement programs; and by the encouragement of participation in such programs by private enterprise.