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Homes and Community Renewal

Neighborhood and Rural Preservation Program

About the Neighborhood and Rural Preservation Program

The Neighborhood and Rural Preservation Program (NPP and RPP) provides administrative funds to support community-based not-for-profit corporations known as Neighborhood and Rural Preservation Companies (NPCs and RPCs). There are currently 202 Companies in the Program.

For over 40 years the Neighborhood and Rural Preservation Program has provided financial and technical assistance to these companies with a goal of providing safe, healthy, and affordable housing for families throughout New York State. Services provided by the Preservation Companies vary by organization, and include, but are not limited to:


The Neighborhood and Rural Preservation Companies provide local, front line support for housing needs in communities and neighborhoods throughout New York State. The Companies use HCR’s administrative support to leverage funds from the private sector and other public sources. These leveraged resources extend the available service offerings and increase support available to revitalize distressed communities, increase economic opportunities and improve access to safe and affordable housing in New York State.

Program Information