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Homes and Community Renewal

Community-Based Housing Organizations

DHCR provides funds to not-for-profit organizations throughout New York State for the purpose of helping New York State residents with their housing needs. The two types of organizations, known collectively as Community-Based Housing Organizations, are Neighborhood Preservation Companies and Rural Preservation Companies

Each company works within a specific geographic area called a service area. The information below includes the organization's name, their website address (if they have one), and their service area. Clicking on an organization name will open a new window containing detailed information about the company and the types of services it provides.

Community-Based Housing Organizations are making a direct impact on the quality of life in the inner cities, towns, villages, and remote rural communities of our state by providing a wide variety or services to low- and middle-income families, the elderly, and persons with special needs. Examples of services provided include, but are not limited to, developing and/or rehabilitating housing, assisting first-time homebuyers, organizing tenant associations, providing tenant assistance, forming community and neighborhood watch programs, developing job training programs, youth mentoring, and organizing community activities. Some Community-Based Housing Organizations are also Weatherization Assistance Providers and can assist eligible homeowners to improve their home's energy efficiency.

Contact the nearest Regional Office for more information on Community-Based Housing Organizations.

Last updated on 05/01/12