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07
MAR
2018

AHP Proposed Rule Published

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The Federal Housing Finance Agency published a notice of public comment on March 7th for a  proposed rule governing the administration of the Affordable Housing Program of the Federal Home Loan Bank system, including the Federal Home Loan Bank of NY.  The public has 60 days to...
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05
MAR
2018

Webinar: Healthy Homes Webinar for Housing Counselors

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March 06, 2018 – Webinar: Healthy Homes Webinar for Housing Counselors: HUD housing counselors may want to educate clients on healthy homes in one-on-one counseling as well as in group education. This webinar will cover how housing counselors can play an important role in...
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05
MAR
2018

New York State HEAP Program Update

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New York State’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is still open and available for low-income residents and households. The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) opened the Regular benefit program on November 13, 2017 and opened the Emergency...
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20
FEB
2018

CDBG-DR NOFA Issued

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NYS Homes and Community Renewal issued a NOFA for funding on February 7th for CDBG-DR projects that will be financed by tax exempt bonds issued by the state Housing Finance Agency. The goal of the program is to construct new rental housing or rehabilitate existing apartments...
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19
FEB
2018

New York State Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report Public Comment Period Notice

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In accordance with the provisions of the National Affordable Housing Act, the State of New York is making a draft of its Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for Program Year 2017 available for public comment. The CAPER analyzes New York State’s progress...
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12
FEB
2018

Dept. of Health Home Supportive Housing RFP Announced

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www.health.ny.gov/funding/rfa/17643/index.htm   The New York State Department of Health (DOH) released an RFP for Health Home Supportive Housing Program on February 9, 2018. This round includes $8 million to renew currently funded programs and add new programs. The program will...
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12
FEB
2018

Using Community Development Block Grant Funding to Support Local Low-to Moderate-Income Solar Participation

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Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST Presenter: James Hartz, Director of Community Development for Tonawanda, New York The Town of Tonawanda, NY recently completed a Solarize campaign in which they were able to offer low- to moderate-income...
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25
JAN
2018

Joint Hearing On Proposed State Housing Budget

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The Joint Senate/Assembly hearing on the housing programs included in the Governor’s 2018/19 budget proposal was held on Wednesday, January 24th.  Some of the issues highlighted in the testimony given include: There is a proposal to bifurcate the LIHTC and State housing tax...
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17
JAN
2018

In Memory of John Eberhard

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John Eberhard, former Board Member of the Rural Housing Coalition, passed away recently. His obituary is found at: http://obituaries.thedailystar.com/obituary/john-eberhard-1947-2018-1021847862  
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