Drum Country offers affordable living and affordable housing in family-friendly communities. In fact, housing costs across the region are consistently lower than those of the US average. There are several programs available across Drum Country to assist with the creation and/or rehabilitation of housing for people with low and moderate incomes.


The Development Authority of the North County (DANC) provided $307,790 in construction financing from their Affordable Housing Program to Frontier Housing Corporation to create sic new affordable rental units in Dexter, partnering with the Key Bank and the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal. In addition to the Dexter units, approximately 500 units of rental housing were completed last year, funded by the Community Renal Housing Program for the Fort Drum area.

“The Development Authority is a valuable asset to the North Country and we feel fortunate to have this housing resource available to us. We have partnered with them on several projects and if not for their construction financing, the projects would not have come to fruition. The North Country HOM Consortium, which DANC administers, is also a major tool for owner- and renter-occupied housing rehabilitation programs. The HOME Consortium and DANC’s housing revolving loan fund are critical resources for development in the region and we look forward to working with them in the years to come.”

– Cheryl Shenkle-O’Neill, Executive Director, Snow Belt Housing Company (DANC About Us p 10)