Department of Transportation

Homes & Community Renewal

Low-Income Housing Tax Credits 

Program Description

Housing Tax Credit programs provide federal and State tax credits to developers and investors who construct, own and manage affordable rental housing for working families, seniors, and households with special needs. 

Funding Mechanism Description

Equity from the sale of tax credits jumpstarts the construction of affordable housing.  The low-cost financing provided by the credits can be used both during construction of the housing and after the housing has been occupied.  


Homes for Working Families Program (HWF)

Program Description

HWF provides low-interest loans to developers who construct, own and manage affordable rental housing for working families.  HWF also provides low-cost financing for senior housing and housing for households with special needs. 

Funding Mechanism Description

HWF provides low-cost financing both during the construction of affordable housing, as well as after construction has been completed and the units rented to income-eligible households.


Housing Trust Fund Program (HTF)

Program Description

HTF provides low-interest loans to developers who construct, own and manage affordable rental housing.  HTF loans fill critical financing gaps and accelerate the construction of affordable housing for working families, seniors, and households with special needs. 

Funding Mechanism Description

HTF loans are typically used to “take out” private-sector construction lenders after housing developments have been completed and occupied by income-eligible tenants



Access to Home

Program Description

The Access to Home Program awards grants to municipalities and eligible not-for-profit entities that have substantial experience in adapting or retrofitting homes for persons with disabilities. Recipients provide financial assistance to property owners to make dwelling units accessible for low- and moderate- income persons with disabilities.

Funding Mechanism Description

Upon award of Access to Home funds, a grant agreement must be executed between the New York State Housing Trust Fund Corporation (HTFC) and the Local Program Administrator (LPA). A program schedule, budget, and project set-up must be submitted for each project before the LPA commences work on the unit and before any request for disbursement is submitted to the HTFC. All activities must be complete within two years from the date of award.

Affordable Housing Corporation (AHC)

Program Description

The New York State Affordable Housing Corporation (AHC), through its Affordable Home Ownership Development Program, creates and maintains home ownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income families by providing grants to governmental, not-for-profit and charitable organizations to subsidize the cost of newly constructed houses and the renovation of existing housing.

Funding Mechanism Description

Upon execution of a grant agreement between AHC and the awardee, the requisition and disbursement process varies by project type. For newly-constructed or rehabilitated homes for sale, AHC funds are disbursed to the grantee for each home after a qualified home buyer is identified. For newly-acquired homes that are not yet rehabilitated, AHC funds are disbursed to the grantee at the close of sale of each home. For owner-occupied homes to be rehabilitated, the grantee may receive an advance of AHC grant funds of up to 25% of the total grant amount, or otherwise receive reimbursement for homes as they are rehabilitated.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Program Description

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides financial assistance to eligible cities, towns, and villages with populations less than 50,000 and counties with an area population under 200,000, in order to develop viable communities by providing decent, affordable housing, and suitable living environments, as well as expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.

Funding Mechanism Description

Upon award by the New York State Housing Trust Fund Corporation, all CDBG recipients are required to comply with all federal, state, and local regulations and statutes. Prior to disbursement, the grant agreement must be executed, a budget and program schedule must be submitted, the recipient must conduct an environmental review of the project, and project set-up must be completed. All activities must be completed within two years from the date of award.  

New York State HOME

Program Description

The HOME Investment Partnership Program expands the supply of decent, safe, and affordable housing within the State. The HOME Program funds a variety of activities through partnerships with counties, towns, cities, villages, private developers, and community-based non-profit housing organizations. Funds may be used to acquire, rehabilitate, or construct housing, or to provide assistance to low-income home buyers and renters.

Funding Mechanism Description

Upon award by the New York State Housing Trust Fund Corporation, all HOME recipients are required to comply with all federal, state, and local regulations and statutes. Prior to disbursement, the grant agreement must be executed, the recipient must conduct an environmental review of the project, and project set-up must be completed. All activities must be completed within three years from the date of award.  

 

New York Main Street (NYMS)

Program Description

New York Main Street (NYMS) provides financial resources and technical assistance to communities to strengthen the economic vitality of the State's traditional Main Streets and neighborhoods. The NYMS grant program provides funds to units of local government, business improvement districts, and other not-for-profit organizations that are committed to revitalizing historic downtowns, mixed-use neighborhood commercial districts, and village centers. Recipients may award NYMS matching grants to reimburse building owners for renovations to downtown mixed-use buildings.

Funding Mechanism Description

Upon award, a grant agreement including a program schedule and budget must be executed and the environmental effects of each activity must be addressed in accordance with the State Environmental Quality Review Act.  The NYMS program operates fully as a reimbursement program and disbursement of funds will only be made upon satisfactory completion of building projects. Throughout the administration of a NYMS program, recipients must be mindful that they are responsible for maintaining compliance with all applicable program requirements.  The proposed project must be complete within two years from the award date. 

 

Residential Emergency Services to Offer (Home) Repairs to the Elderly (RESTORE)

Program Description

The RESTORE Program provides funds to not-for-profit corporations and municipalities, which may be used to pay for the cost of emergency repairs to eliminate hazardous conditions in homes owned by the elderly when the homeowners cannot afford to make the repairs in a timely fashion. To be eligible for assistance, homeowners must be 60 years of age or older and have a household income that does not exceed 80 percent of the area median income.

Funding Mechanism Description

The RESTORE program is an emergency repair program where the Local Program Administrator (LPA) receives fifty percent of the award upon contract execution between the New York State Housing Trust Fund Corporation and the LPA.  The LPA is able to request the remaining award funds once 75% of the first disbursement has been documented as expended. All RESTORE activities must be complete within twelve months from the date of award.

Agency Program Name CFA # Region Applicant Name Project Name Project Description CFA Award Amount Contract Executed Anticipated Completion Date
HCR Village of Richmondville Community Needs Assessment 68644 Mohawk Valley Village of Richmondville Village of Richmondville Community Needs Assessment Funds will be used to complete a Community Needs Assessment. $23,750.00
HCR Village of Potsdam Water Pollution Control Facility Improvement Project 63386 North Country Village of Potsdam Village of Potsdam Water Pollution Control Facility Improvement Project Funds will be used to renovate the Village Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) which is at the end of its useful life. $750,000.00 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 19:00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR Greene County Microenterprise Program 64248 Capital District Greene County Greene County Microenterprise Program Funds will be used to assist in the establishment of a Microenterprise Program. $200,000.00 Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 19:00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR Village of Whitehall Water System Improvements 65233 Capital District Village of Whitehall Village of Whitehall Water System Improvements Funds will be used to replace the single 14? Water Main located under attached to the Lake Champlain Bridge at South Bay. $750,000.00 Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 19:00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR Genesee County Housing Needs Assessment 66461 Finger Lakes Genesee County Genesee County Housing Needs Assessment Funds will be used to complete a Housing Needs Study. $47,500.00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR City of Peekskill Hollowbrook Pump Station 66998 Mid-Hudson City of Peekskill City of Peekskill Hollowbrook Pump Station Funds will be used to replace the Hollowbrook Pump Station. $750,000.00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR Town of Wawarsing Napanoch Sewer District Improvements 63411 Mid-Hudson Town of Wawarsing Town of Wawarsing Napanoch Sewer District Improvements Funds will be used to construct Phase 4 improvements within the Napanoch Sewer District. $750,000.00 Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 19:00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR Village of Boonville 1792 Box Culvert Project 64258 Mohawk Valley Village of Boonville Village of Boonville 1792 Box Culvert Project Funds will be used to replace old, undersized storm water infrastructure. $750,000.00 Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 19:00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR City of Plattsburgh Lake View Towers Elevator 65273 North Country City of Plattsburgh City of Plattsburgh Lake View Towers Elevator Funds will be used to modernize two elevators and elevator components in the Plattsburgh Housing Authority's Lakeview Towers. $300,000.00 Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 19:00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR Village of Richmondville Water Main Replacement 66492 Mohawk Valley Village of Richmondville Village of Richmondville Water Main Replacement Funds will be used to complete Phase 2 Water System Improvements Project to replace water mains. $598,000.00 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 19:00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR Village of Clyde Main Street Revitalization Project 67016 Finger Lakes Village of Clyde Village of Clyde Main Street Revitalization Project The Village of Clyde will assist in the renovation of mixed-use buildings in the Village's Historic Downtown Neighborhood. $323,137.00 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 19:00 Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 19:00
HCR Town of Liberty White Sulphur Springs Improvements 63413 Mid-Hudson Town of Liberty Town of Liberty White Sulphur Springs Improvements Funds will be used to construct Phase 7 improvements within the White Sulphur Springs Water District.   $745,299.00 Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 19:00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR Town of Minerva Senior Meal Site 64281 North Country Town of Minerva Town of Minerva Senior Meal Site Funds will be used to establish a senior meals facility in the Town.  $300,000.00 Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 19:00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR Oneida City Center Revitalization Building Improvement Program 65382 Central New York City of Oneida Department of Planning Development Oneida City Center Revitalization Building Improvement Program The City of Oneida will assist in the renovation of commercial spaces and apartments in Oneida's historic, mixed-use City Center. $365,000.00 Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 19:00 Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 19:00
HCR City of Geneva Microenterprise Program 66496 Finger Lakes City of Geneva City of Geneva Microenterprise Program Funds will be used to assist in the establishment of a Microenterprise Program. $200,000.00 Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 19:00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR City of Geneva Cemetery Creek Flood Management Planning Project 67167 Finger Lakes City of Geneva City of Geneva Cemetery Creek Flood Management Planning Project Funds will be used to complete a public Infrastructure planning/engineering project. $50,000.00 Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 19:00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR Village of New Paltz Sanitary Sewer Improvements 63414 Mid-Hudson Village of New Paltz Village of New Paltz Sanitary Sewer Improvements Funds will be used to install new sewer lines and manholes along North Chestnut Street and in the Village owned Rail Trail. $750,000.00 Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 19:00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR Pitkin Avenue Renaissance Program 64303 New York City Pitkin Avenue District Management Association Pitkin Avenue Renaissance Program The Pitkin Avenue District Management Association will assist in the restoration of storefronts, interior commercial spaces and apartments on Pitkin Avenue in Brownsville in Brooklyn. $250,000.00 Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 19:00 Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 19:00
HCR Smith Opera House Upgrades 65396 Finger Lakes Smith Center for the Arts, Inc. Smith Opera House Upgrades The Smith Center for the Arts, Inc. will renovate spaces within the historic Smith Opera House, a cultural anchor in Downtown Geneva. The project includes renovations to accommodate higher-end performers and support larger audiences. $436,500.00 Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 19:00
HCR City of Cortland Microenterprise Program 66503 Central New York City of Cortland City of Cortland Microenterprise Program Funds will be used to assist in the establishment of a Microenterprise Program. $200,000.00 Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 19:00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR City of Batavia Stormwater Capital Plan 67175 Finger Lakes City of Batavia City of Batavia Stormwater Capital Plan Funds will be used to complete a Stormwater Capital Plan. $50,000.00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR Villages of Fultonville and Fonda Joint Sanitary Sewer Improvements 63425 Mohawk Valley Village of Fultonville Villages of Fultonville and Fonda Joint Sanitary Sewer Improvements Funds will be used to make sewer infrastructure improvements and make improvements to a joint sewer plant. $900,000.00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR Town of Crown Point Main Street Sewer Project 64342 North Country Town of Crown Point Town of Crown Point Main Street Sewer Project Funds will be used to replace 2,000 Linear feet of Sewer Main and reconstruct Stormwater Drainage. $597,414.00 Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 19:00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR City of Oneonta Dam Improvements Project 65439 Mohawk Valley City of Oneonta City of Oneonta Dam Improvements Project Funds will be used to repair the Lower Reservoir Dam. $641,013.00 Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 19:00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR Village of Waterloo Microenterprise Program 66507 Finger Lakes Village of Waterloo Village of Waterloo Microenterprise Program Funds will be used to assist in the establishment of a Microenterprise Program. $200,000.00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR Lincoln Building Revitalization Phase II 67200 North Country City of Watertown Lincoln Building Revitalization Phase II The City of Watertown will assist in the renovation of the Lincoln Building located at 89 - 99 Public Square in the heart of downtown Watertown. Specific renovations will include restoring the rear facade, a new roof and refurbishing the elevator and stairwell. $500,000.00 Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 19:00 Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 19:00
HCR Town of Bethlehem Microenterprise Program 63521 Capital District Town of Bethlehem Town of Bethlehem Microenterprise Program Funds will be used to assist in the establishment of the Town of Bethlehem Microenterprise Grant Program. $200,000.00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR Village of Cambridge Sewer Project Study 64436 Capital District Village of Cambridge Village of Cambridge Sewer Project Study Funds will be used to complete a Preliminary Wastewater Engineering Study to evaluate a new collection and treatment system. $30,000.00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR Village of Canton Microenterprise Program 65529 North Country Village of Canton Village of Canton Microenterprise Program Funds will be used to assist in the establishment of a Microenterprise Program. $200,000.00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR City of Oneonta Microenterprise Program 66509 Mohawk Valley City of Oneonta City of Oneonta Microenterprise Program Funds will be used to assist in the establishment of a Microenterprise Program. $200,000.00 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 19:00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR City of Hornell Water Pollution Control Plant Improvements 67268 Southern Tier City of Hornell City of Hornell Water Pollution Control Plant Improvements Funds will be used to make improvements to the Hornell Water Pollution Control Plant. $562,800.00 Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 19:00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR City of Watervliet Municipal Water System Study 63523 Capital District City of Watervliet City of Watervliet Municipal Water System Study Funds will be used to comprehensive study of the Watervliet Municipal Water Supply System. $47,500.00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR Village of Bath NYMS Liberty Street Renovations 64460 Southern Tier Village of Bath Village of Bath NYMS Liberty Street Renovations The Village of Bath will assist in renovations on the Liberty Street corridor. Building-specific design documents and feasibility studies produced in 2015 will support the renovation projects. $320,020.00 Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 19:00 Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 19:00
HCR Village of Patchogue NYMS Program 65601 Long Island Patchogue Business Improvement Management Association Village of Patchogue NYMS Program The Patchogue Business Improvement Management Association will assist in the renovation of commercial spaces in the Village of Patchogue's Downtown. $250,000.00 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 19:00 Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 19:00
HCR Village of Waterloo Downtown Market Analysis 66513 Finger Lakes Village of Waterloo Village of Waterloo Downtown Market Analysis Funds will be used to complete a Downtown Market Analysis. $50,000.00 Monday, March 6, 2017 - 19:00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR Village of Hudson Falls Water System Improvements 67582 Capital District Village of Hudson Falls Village of Hudson Falls Water System Improvements Funds will be used to replace water infrastructure. $750,000.00 Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 19:00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR Town of Moriah Lamos Lane Wastewater Improvements 63588 North Country Town of Moriah Town of Moriah Lamos Lane Wastewater Improvements Funds will be used to replace a clay pipe and sewer main along Lamos Lane and Witherbee Road. $600,000.00 Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 19:00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR Town of Springwater Wastewater System Improvements 64545 Finger Lakes Town of Springwater Town of Springwater Wastewater System Improvements Funds will be used to improve the physical infrastructure of the municipal sanitary sewer collection and treatment system. $1,000,000.00 Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 19:00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR Village of Herkimer Water System Improvements 65649 Mohawk Valley Village of Herkimer Village of Herkimer Water System Improvements Funds will be used to replace a water transmission line that has seen repeated failures. $750,000.00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00
HCR Madison County Microenterprise Program 66543 Central New York Madison County Madison County Microenterprise Program Funds will be used to assist in the establishment of a Microenterprise Program. $200,000.00 Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 19:00 Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00

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