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Homes and Community Renewal

Governor Cuomo Announces $17 Million to Create More than 700 Affordable Homes and Homeownership Opportunities across the State

Announcement Made at Binghamton Housing, Community and Faith-Based Development Conference Designed to Expand Affordable Housing, Increase Access to Services, and Revitalize Neighborhoods throughout the Southern Tier

Awards Include More than $1 Million to Assist Southern Tier Residents


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $17 million in awards to nonprofit organizations and municipalities that will create more than 700 affordable homes and new homeownership opportunities throughout the state. The announcement was made during New York State’s Housing, Community and Faith-Based Development Conference. The conference is one of a series of meetings and workshops designed to bring state agency expertise and resources directly to regions. Its goal is to assist local organizations and development partners in creating affordable housing, delivering social services, and reviving downtown communities.

“Today we are investing $17 million to rehabilitate and improve homes, expand opportunities for homeownership, and improve quality of life in New York’s rural areas and urban centers,” said Governor Cuomo. “We are also strengthening the relationships with our nonprofit and faith-based partners, bringing government directly to communities so they can access the tools and information they need to keep up the good work they do every day around the state. And we are continuing to build on the $500 million Urban Revitalization Initiative commitment we’ve made to help Southern Tier, Finger Lakes, and Central New York communities grow and thrive.”

Today’s awards fund 51 projects statewide and leverage an additional $23.9 million in additional funds. These awards assist residents in underserved rural and urban parts of the state. Awards provide resources to rehabilitate and improve 469 homes, construct 18 new homes, and provide down payment assistance to help 224 families achieve the dream of homeownership. Funds are provided through New York State Home and Community Renewal’s (HCR) HOME program, which is designed to increase safe, decent, affordable housing throughout the state.

Awards include more than $1 million to improve and repair the homes of 46 residents in the Southern Tier:

Click here to view a full list of awardees


Press Coverage:

State grants to boost low-income housing
Press & Sun Bulletin

State funding awarded to assist Southern Tier residents

New York to offer new housing grants
Binghamton Homepage (News Channel 34)

State, Local Officials Push for Housing, Community Development
TWC News – Southern Tier

State Gives Money For Home Improvement

Local agencies get $1.5 million in affordable housing funds
The Buffalo News

State Officials Announce Housing Grants
WICZ -- FOX 40

Gov. Awards Nonprofits, Municipalities, $17 mil to Create Affordable Homes

Governor Cuomo announces $17 million to make hundreds of affordable homes around NY
ABC -- News 10

State grants to boost low-income housing
Ithaca Journal

Jefferson County housing program gets $400,000
Watertown Daily Times

Glens Falls to expand first-time home buyer program to all of Warren County
The Post Star

Jefferson County housing program gets $400,000
The Daily News (Finger Lakes)

State awards housing funds to Herkimer County
Times Telegram

State grants to boost low-income housing
Star Gazette

State housing awards given to MVCAA, City of Oneida
Rome Sentinel

Cuomo announces $17M in awards for home improvements
WKTV – Utica

Cuomo announces $17M for affordable housing
The Daily News (Finger Lakes)

Port Jervis to Benefit from $380,000 Grant