Flatley Read Inc., an environmental and community development services firm based in Schuylerville, hired Colin McKnight as director of community development programs.
McKnight, formerly the deputy director of the New York State Rural Housing Coalition, will be working with small municipalities across New York state on issues such as affordable housing, historic preservation and other challenges to thriving, vital neighborhoods.
A graduate of the College of St. Rose and Hudson Valley Community College, McKnight is a HUD-Certified HOME Program trainer/compliance reviewer, a NeighborWorks-certified homebuyer group educator, and an experienced trainer and technical assistance provider in affordable housing development and preservation, economic development, and Main Street Revitalization.
He has worked with the Housing Assistance Council of Washington, D.C. on assessment and capacity-building work for HUD grantees in California, Wisconsin and Indiana.
McKnight has assisted communities to secure funding for historic preservation projects, tourism facilities, multifamily housing projects, single family rehabilitation, and nursing home expansion. He has also taught grant writing to community volunteers in partnership with USDA Rural Development.