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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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10
JAN
2018

LIFE Webinar January 12th

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New York State is taking strides to move affordable multifamily buildings toward net-zero energy. NYSERDA’s RetrofitNY team is working to revolutionize the way New York State renovates affordable multifamily buildings to approach or achieve net-zero energy performance. The...
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28
DEC
2017

VA Deadline For GPD Program

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The Veterans Administration posted a NOFA for the Grant and Per Diem program on November 2nd. Applications are due on February28th. To continue to meet the evolving needs of homeless Veterans, the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program is changing. The transformation involves...
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