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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.

12
SEP
2019

Thank You All!

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The 2019 Conference is now in the history books.  Thanks to everyone who attended and helped us celebrate 40 years of service to the rural communities of New York.  The weather in Saratoga Springs cooperated, folks enjoyed the conference hotel, and the audience was engaged with...
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06
SEP
2019

See You In Saratoga Springs!!

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The 2019 Affordable Housing and Community Development Conference will open on Monday afternoon, September 9th, at The Saratoga Hilton in Saratoga Springs, New York.  We are looking forward to a full house and a great time this year!  In fact, we are already having to move one of...
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08
AUG
2019

Conference Event Update!

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Several exciting events have been added to the agenda for the 2019 Affordable Housing and Community Development Conference at the Saratoga Hilton Hotel on September 9-11th.  Richard Mayfield, USDA State Director for New York, will keynote the Luncheon on Tuesday, September 10th. ...
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16
JUL
2019

Conference Workshop Agenda Announced!

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The agenda for the 2019 Affordable Housing and Community Development Conference in Saratoga Springs has been announced.  The conference will be held at The Saratoga Hilton on September 9th, 10th, and 11th.  Click on 2019 Conference Workshop Tracks to view the agenda.  To register...
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23
JAN
2019

New York State Rural Housing Coalition Names Jeff Keller as Executive Director

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The New York State Rural Housing Coalition announced on January 23rd the appointment of Jeff Keller as Executive Director, beginning February 4th. Mr. Keller joins the Coalition after eight years with the Northeastern Retail Lumber Association (NRLA), where he served as Director...
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07
JAN
2019

Affordable Housing Program Application Training Webinar

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Members, Developers and Housing Partners, The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York is hosting a webinar on January 17th 2019.  The focus will be on the Affordable Housing Program (“AHP”) and the AHP grant application process. Please join the upcoming webinar and learn how FHLBNY...
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31
DEC
2018

Notice of Extension of Comment Period for Weatherization Assistance Program, 2019 Weatherization State Plan

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On December 7, 2018, New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) issued a notice seeking comments on the draft Weatherization Assistance Program State Plan for the 2019 Program Year. Due to a technical error, the State Plan was not made available on our web site, and not...
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27
DEC
2018

HUD Housing Counseling Operations During Government Shutdown

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HUD Office of Housing Counseling Operations and Systems Availability During Government Shutdown: • The Office of Housing Counseling (OHC) will not have staff on board and will not process requests to draw down grant funds from the Line of Credit Control System (LOCCS). • The...
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16
OCT
2018

Thanks To Airbnb For Their Major Donation

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Airbnb has made a most generous donation to the Rural Housing Coalition. We are grateful for this support, which comes as we begin our 40th anniversary year, and will allow the Coalition to build on our strong legacy of helping rural communities in New York to thrive.  Thank you...
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