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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. -- With this major snowfall over, the focus is now on the arctic cold weather conditions. They can be deadly, especially for those without a place to stay at night.
Several local rescue missions in our area are working around the clock to get people out of the cold, and off the streets.
And Dutchess County is working to help, by granting Hudson River Housing more than $3.5 million to help the homeless.
The local nonprofit organization builds affordable homes for low income families to end homelessness in the long term, and in the short term, they provide emergency shelter for those in need.
"We've been able to provide assistance to veterans, to adolescents and to those who find themselves chronically homeless, and by doing so, link them with housing opportunities," said Marc Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive.
In Orange County there are many places for the city's homeless to get respite from the cold weather, including Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church in Middletown