KINGSTON, N. Y. — Applications are now being accepted from potential purchasers of two affordable single-family city houses, according to the Kingston Land Bank.

In an announcement, the Kingston Land Bank said that the two homes are located at 237 East Union St . and 63 German St .

The deadline to submit applications is Saturday,   March 18.

These three-bedroom homes are undergoing extensive renovations, including energy efficiency upgrades and new windows, kitchens, bathrooms and heating/cooling systems, the Land Bank said in an announcement. Construction is expected to be completed by July.

These two homes are part of New York State’s Legacy Cities ACCESS Program. Both homes were formerly vacant properties foreclosed on by the city and purchased by the Kingston Land Bank or the full price of back taxes.

“As the first organization to utilize the Legacy Cities ACCESS program, we are excited to offer these beautifully renovated homes to the community at an affordable price, ” Bob Dennison, chairman of the land bank’s   Acquisition, Disposition and Construction Committee, stated in a statement. “We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to own a home, and we are committed to making that dream a reality for as many people in our community as possible. We also recognize and appreciate the legislature and Governor for creating this amazing program. ”

The group has worked tirelessly to get the homes on the market, a Land Bank official said.

“For two years the KCLB has worked faithfully towards this moment: the opportunity to offer two wonderful homes for sale below market-rate, ” said Aron Chilewich, chairman of the KCLB’s Communications and Fundraising Committee. “We look forward to spreading the word of our marketing campaign to prospective buyers and, later this year, to proudly handing over the keys to the homes’ new owners. ”

Mayor Steve Noble mentioned the newest for-sale effort was indicative  of the Kingston Property Bank’s work.

“I am so pleased to see the Land Bank work so diligently to transform these formerly vacant houses into beautiful homes and look forward in order to seeing them sold to first-time homebuyers from the community, ” Noble said.

Homes are available in order to first-time homebuyers, and each home will have a  maximum  cash purchase price of $194, 995.

The maximum household income for qualification will be $69, 120 for a family of three; $76, 800 for a family of 4; $82, 960 for a family of five; plus $89, 120 for a category of six. If household-size-adjusted gross income before taxes and deductions falls well below these limits, applicants may be eligible for grants, loans or other programs, the announcement said.

Homeownership counseling will be provided by PathStone associated with Newburgh. The homes will be sold through a lottery system, and the application period will end on  March 18. First-time homebuyers interested in learning more about the opportunity and starting an application can begin the process simply by visiting  KCLB. org/homes .