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Homes and Community Renewal

Farmworker Housing Program (FWH)

About the Farmworker Housing Program

Farmworker Housing Program is a component of the Housing Development Fund (HDF), was first authorized in 1995 and subsequently expanded in 2004 and 2008 by amendments to Article XI of Private Housing Finance Law. Under the Farmworker Housing Program, HDF no-interest loans can be made to farmers to assist in the rehabilitation, improvement or new construction of housing for farmworkers. The Farmworker Housing Program is administered by DHCR and participating local loan administrators with the cooperation of the New York State Department of Health and county health departments. Loans up to $100,000 per annum can be made with equal annual repayments of principal. The term of the loans may not exceed ten years.