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Homes and Community Renewal

Economic Opportunity Corner

HCR encourages Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprises (SDVOBs) to participate in agency-funded projects and strives to be a valued partner to MWBEs, SDVOBs and the development community.


AHC Compliance Information

MWBE Utilization

Program Regulations

MWBE Regulations

NYS Executive Law Article 15-A and 5 NYCRR parts 142-144 were signed into law to promote employment and business opportunities on State contracts for minority and women-owned businesses. The regulations cover all State contracts:

    • in excess of $25,000 for labor, services, equipment, materials or any combination.
    • in excess of $100,000 for real property renovations and construction.
  • For a summary of the Article 15-A, click here
  • For Parts 140-144 of the regulations, click here

SDVOB Regulations

New York State Executive Law Article 17-B and 9 CRR-NY GI 252 governs requirements for the participation of SDVOBs in New York State contracting. The objective of Article 17-B is to expand opportunities for SDVOBs, primarily through increased participation in New York State contracting.

Getting Started

Resources for Current MWBE and SDVOB Certified Organizations

Resources for Developers and Grantees
  • For Certified MWBEs on HCR Projects, *check back soon for updated list.
  • For HCR’s Pre-Qualified Professional Services Providers, click here.
  • For MWBE Compliance Forms, click here.
  • New York's New Statewide Contracting System: click here