Hempstead Village begins work on mapping out future

The Village of Hempstead has begun work on a new master plan that will take the past decade into account as officials prepare for the next 10 years.

The village’s Community Development Agency is heading the project, which dovetails with a $1.5 million state anti-poverty grant that’s aimed at decreasing the number of residents who live in poverty, according to CDA commissioner Charlene Thompson.

The Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative grant, administered by the United Way of Long Island, just completed its first phase, the organization’s president and chief executive Theresa Regnante said. The first phase included community and government input and surveys of village residents.