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The Interim Executive Director Announced!

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael J. Borges as Interim Executive Director of the New York State Rural Housing Coalition.  Mr. Borges begins his duties on part time basis on September 21st.

Michael has spent the last 16 years successfully leading two professional associations, where he increased membership, event attendance and revenue. In addition, he has over 20 years of public policy experience from both working in the Legislature and on behalf of membership associations, unions, and higher education.

His goals for the next few months include having discussions with as many to RPC’s across the State as possible, performing a survey of the RHC membership, assisting with the Conference, and improving the web site.

“I look forward to working with RHC’s leadership and membership over the next few months and will be reaching out to stakeholders to get their feedback on how we can work together to take the RHC to the next level of success,” stated Mr. Borges.

02
OCT
2020

Asbestos Training On October 8th

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We don’t talk a lot about asbestos, and that is probably to our detriment. The rules around asbestos contamination and abatement have nothing to do with the funding source of your project. Does your housing rehab program address asbestos contamination in procedures and...
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02
OCT
2020

Are You A Housing Counselor?

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  Ask A Banker: On Thursday, October 22nd at 1:00 PM, representatives of NBT Bank will be taking questions from the Stronger Together conference audience. They will also present on the latest changes to CRA. This should be an interesting session for housin...
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16
SEP
2020

Conference Keynote Announced

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All Stronger Together  conference attendees will be automatically registered for a keynote presentation on October 9th at noon.  The keynote speaker will be Tyrone Muse, CEO of Visions Federal Credit Union, who will speak on Leadership In Challenging Times.  Mr. Muse oversees...
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24
JUN
2020

2020-21 Membership Campaign Underway

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The membership renewal materials for the Coalition program year beginning July 1st are being mailed out via snail mail.  Please keep an eye out for your renewal paperwork, and make sure that your membership does not lapse. Please see the Membership section of our website for...
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07
JAN
2020

Consolidated Plan Feedback Sought By January 24th

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New York State Homes and Community Renewal is responsible for the development of New York States’ Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plans. The Consolidated Plan and the annual Action Plan focus principally on five federal programs: the New York State Community Development Block...
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21
OCT
2019

Rural Advocates Annual Meeting

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New York State Rural Advocates are counting down the days until we meet in Cooperstown to begin developing our legislative agenda for 2020. Please consider joining the conversation. Advocates will be convening their annual meeting at 10:30 AM on October 30 at the Otesaga Hotel in...
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21
OCT
2019

FY 2020 Section 502 Guaranteed Funds Now Available

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Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 funding for Rural Development’s Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program is now available. The funding is authorized by the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Health Extenders Act of 2019, (P.L. 116-59, H.R. 4378). Loan guarantee requests that...
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18
OCT
2019

Upcoming Training In LIHTC

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Neighbors of Watertown wanted to let our RPC members know about a training opportunity they are hosting Nov. 19-21. This program is being offered as a two day course or a three day course with exam/certification. Quadel’s LIHTC + Blended Compliance course is a two-day workshop...
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12
SEP
2019

Thank You To Our Retiring Board Members!

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Retiring Members of the Coalition Board of Directors were recognized at the Annual Meeting on September 10th by Board Chair Velga Kundzins and Executive Director Jeff Keller. from L-R are Sharon Reynolds who served as Secretary and Nominating Committee Chair, Kent Brown who...
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