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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.


Seeking Construction Trades MWBEs to Participate in Major Opportunity!

$20 billion housing plan designed to build and preserve 110,000 affordable and supportive homes to spur economic development and address the diverse housing needs of New Yorkers.

If your business is in the construction trades and you are interested in various opportunities, please download and submit the brief survey .

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, click here.
  • 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.