The Rural Housing Coalition’s network of rural housing professionals work toward a common goal: to design, develop, finance, rehabilitate, build and manage affordable housing to meet the diverse needs of rural New Yorkers. Members of our network share their knowledge and expertise to advance this goal. They include government leaders and agency staff, housing and community developers, banking industry professionals, architects, attorneys, regional planners, health and human services professionals, and others. Together, these housing professionals form a unified voice advocating for improvements in the quality of life in rural New York.
The Coalition has considerable expertise in:
- Nonprofit community-based organizational development & management;
- Affordable housing development, financing and management;
- Housing resource development and grantmanship;
- Educational programming & information dissemination.
The Coalition provides up-to-date information to members through a newsletter, Rural Delivery. The publication covers state, federal and private funding opportunities, budget and administrative activities, current issues related to rural poverty and housing, and other related public policy issues.
In addition, the Coalition is always adding to its presence on the Internet by updating and enhancing this site. While presently, we are accessible via email, the powerful potential of using more features of the Internet to increase communication and information sharing with our members is a priority.
Information on the preparation and submission of housing and community development funding applications. Learn effective grantsmanship, succession planning for staff and boards, how to maximize technical capacity, organizational development, Board effectiveness, strategic planning, and effective execution of services under successful proposals.
Information on resources, both new and existing, along with tips on forming partnerships for alternative financing and increased efficiency is available to housing related organizations and their subsidiaries.
Conferences and Training
Current information and training on the most recent changes in housing and community development, grant filing procedures, program eligibility and applications, new technologies, and more. Trainings and conferences are offered around the state and feature top training specialists, housing professionals, policy makers, and advocates. Be sure to check the latest news on our 2018 conference in the events calendar!