Four programs successfully integrate Housing, Local Food, Small Business, and Special Projects with community collaborations to implement revitalization and renewal in the Village of Philmont and surrounding areas.
The Learning from Philmont workshops continue the community conversation aimed at creating a community-driven housing plan in the village.

The workshops increase community skills, knowledge, and capacity to develop innovative affordable housing strategies that incorporate affordable home ownership for working families, public spaces, parks, increased services, and economic development in Philmont.

Susan Witt's conversation will highlight how Community Land Trusts can help preserve the affordability of housing, and stimulate the growth of local economies.

See the "Learning from Philmont" grant report to Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Having assisted 22 buildings revitalize on the Main Street including 10 affordable housing building renovations, the organization is now looking to assembling a village-wide scattered housing plan aimed at equitable access for home ownership assisting program-eligible working families and individuals to go from renting to owning. Please join the conversation by attending upcoming workshops, or consider joining Community Conversations helping to write the housing plan by evalu ating village housing to see if it is currently serving the needs of residents, local farmers, young professionals, and trades professionals representing the growth sectors of the community .
2018 is shaping up to be another interesting and productive year for continuing revitalization in the village.

Here's a snap shot of projects we'll be working on with community participants:

  •  Housing assessment mapping - village-wide starting in January. Volunteer to help create a map of rental housing to assess sub-standard conditions. Rental housing represents over 51% of residential housing in the village.

  • The PBI Inspirational Team - a 3-5 year community strategic plan for the organization to increase capacity to meet community-selected revitalization projects and initiatives. Please contact us to join this team -

  • Creating a housing plan aimed at finding sustainable and equitable solutions for affordable housing in the village and supporting local economies.

  • Planning aimed at implementing the restoration of Summit Lake and the watershed.
Thank you to all community members who made contributions to the End of the Year Appeal! We truly appreciate your support!

We are still fund raising the 2017 community match to meet the $25,000 goal needed to assist PBI in 2018 to continue our revitalization work. Please consider making a donation today, online or by calling 518.697.0038 to ensure that we can keep working together to revitalize Philmont!
After donating to Philmont Beautification, you will receive a thank you note and receipt for tax purposes. You will be making a community match to help renewal projects selected by the community like the opening of the Philmont Cooperative in the New Year, the restoration of Summit Lake, a dedication plaque for the Nancy J. Brousseau Park, Community Conversations , Guest Speaker presentations held in the Village Hall, the publication of the Brownfield Area Opportunity (BOA) study, and strategic planning underway with community members for projects on the drawing-board. Your gift will support continued revitalization in Philmont in 2018.
Philmont Beautification, Inc., is a grass-roots charitable organization as described in Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.