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Albany, NY - September 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The State's main housing agencies have been integrated under a single leadership structure to form a new organization well-equipped to respond to the growing need for affordable housing in New York.
Albany, NY - August 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Buffalo Regional Office Director, Tom VanNortwick, was on hand recently to help break ground on Holy Family Senior Apartments in South Buffalo.
Albany, NY - July 21, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Views at Rocky Glen in the Town of Fishkill officially opened recently when DHCR...
Albany, NY - July 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Michael Skrebutenas, Executive Deputy Commissioner of the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal, joined Yonkers Mayor Philip A. Amicone and other state and local officials at a groundbreaking Wednesday, July 7, for two affordable rental projects to be located at the site of the historic Mulford Gardens Public Housing Complex in Yonkers.
Albany, NY - May 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ezra Prentice Homes in Albany's South End neighborhood is undergoing a major rehabilitation that will...
Albany, NY - May 14, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) today announced 26 awards totaling $9.6 Million that will help more than 97,000 New York homeowners avoid foreclosure.
Easy-Rent-Reg designed to increase efficiency, eliminate errors in mandatory apartment registration process
Albany, NY - April 14, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) today announced that owners of rent regulated apartments in New York State can now fulfill their Annual Rent Registration requirement completely online, avoiding time-consuming errors and eliminating paperwork and the need to mail forms or disks to DHCR
Albany, NY - April 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) today announced six awards totaling $3.5 Million that will help at least 10,000 New York homeowners to avoid foreclosure and potential homelessness.
Albany, NY - March 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- DHCR participated recently in the Consumer Protection Board's (CPB) Annual Consumer Action Day at the Empire State Plaza in Albany.
Albany, NY - March 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor David A. Paterson has signed into law legislation authorizing the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to restructure the ownership of 21 public housing developments as part of a comprehensive rehabilitations plan.
Albany, NY - February 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal announced today that New York leads all other states in disbursing Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) funds included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
Albany, NY - January 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor David A. Paterson once again demonstrated his commitment to affordable housing and community revitalization by proposing the "Sustainable Neighborhoods" program in his State of the State address.
Albany, NY - January 4, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Commissioner VanAmerongen recently testified before the State Assembly Housing Committee, providing information on DHCR's accomplishments during the last 12 months as well as the challenges the agency will face in the coming year.
Albany, NY - December 28, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- State Housing Commissioner Deborah VanAmerongen announced that refinancing has been finalized at the 5,881-unit Starrett City housing complex in Brooklyn, the largest publicly assisted affordable housing complex in the nation.
Albany, NY - December 8, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Deborah VanAmerongen, commissioner of the state Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) today announced $32 million in grants that will help to build or rehabilitate 755 affordable homes for low-income families, frail elderly and people with disabilities.
Albany, NY - November 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- DHCR is responding to an important need in rural communities with a new initiative to provide safer, more affordable homes for low-income individuals and families by replacing severely substandard and dilapidated mobile and manufactured homes with new ENERGY STAR Qualified manufactured housing.
Albany, NY - November 4, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) today announced the award of $27 million in stimulus funds that will help jumpstart seven developments that had been stalled by the economic downturn.
Albany, NY - September 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it will be providing the NY State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) with more than $1.4 million in additional funding for a highly successful program that helps homeless veterans find the housing and clinical services they need.
Commissioner joins Governor and Mayor Bloomberg to Announce Nation’s First Housing Project to Use...
New York, NY- August 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Commissioner VanAmerongen recently joined Governor Paterson and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg to announce that New York City became the first City in the nation to begin construction of new affordable housing using funds from the Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP).
Albany, NY - August 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The new Birchez at Esopus affordable housing development for seniors was the site of a recent forum aimed at encouraging local investment in affordable housing through the new Upstate Equity Fund. Bankers, developers, and local officials, including Congressman Maurice Hinchey and Ulster Town Supervisor Nicky Woerner, gathered to learn about the benefits of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHC) Program and the need for local investment in affordable housing.
Albany, NY - July 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Commissioner VanAmerongen participated in the third annual Patterns for Progress Housing the Hudson Valley Conference, held recently at Marist College in Poughkeepsie. Residents, community leaders, bankers, and real estate professionals gathered for a discussion of housing issues facing the Hudson Valley.
Albany, NY - July 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- "At a time when many New Yorkers are affected by the economic downturn, we must ensure that our most vulnerable are protected and provided with the resources they need. This critical funding will provide affordable housing to thousands of New Yorkers statewide," said Governor Paterson.
Albany, NY - July 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – DHCR helped break ground recently on 330 Riverdale Avenue in Yonkers. The 11-story building will provide 153 apartments for low-income residents and is expected to be ready for occupancy in early 2011.
Albany, NY - June 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) - Commissioner VanAmerongen was on hand recently to celebrate the groundbreaking of Canal Village Apartments in the City of Rome. The development of eleven buildings with 33 affordable housing units is the first step of a major revitalization effort of the South Rome neighborhood.
Albany, NY - June 4, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Commissioner VanAmerongen recently presented Historic Albany Foundation's (HAF) Elizabeth P. Griffin Award for Preservation Leadership to the Albany Housing Authority for the agency's contributions to the city's historic districts, including rehabilitation of architecturally and historically significant buildings and for infill housing which incorporates appropriate historic details.