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The Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) is responsible for the supervision, maintenance and development of affordable low- and moderate-income housing in New York State

To make New York State a better place to live by supporting community efforts to preserve and expand affordable housing, home ownership and economic opportunities, and by providing equal access to safe, decent and affordable housing.


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New York’s Top Housing Official Announces Consolidation of Housing Agencies to Form Single New...

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.

Construction Begins on 35-Unit Senior Citizen Development in South Buffalo

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.

Rocky Glen Helps Fill Affordable Housing Need in Dutchess County

Albany, NY - July 21, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Views at Rocky Glen in the Town of Fishkill officially opened recently when DHCR...

Yonkers Groundbreaking for 149 New Affordable Rental Apartments

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.

176-Unit Affordable Development in Albany Gets Major Makeover

Albany, NY - May 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ezra Prentice Homes in Albany's South End neighborhood is undergoing a major rehabilitation that will...

DHCR Announces $9.6 Million to Help More than 97,000 Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

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

DHCR Announces Grants to Address Subprime Foreclosure Crisis

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.

DHCR Helps Warn Homeowners to Beware of Loan Modification Scams

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.

Governor Signs Bill to Make 21 Public Housing Developments Eligible for Federal Assistance

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.

NY Leads All States in Disbursement of ARRA Funds to Save Affordable Housing

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).

Governor Reaffirms Commitment to Affordable Housing

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.

Commissioner Delivers Testimony to Assembly Housing Committee

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.

Starrett City Refinancing Completed; Complex Will Remain Affordable for Another 30 Years

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.

DHCR Announces $32 Million in Awards for Affordable Housing Developments

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.

New DHCR Program Targets $5 Million to Replace Dilapidated Mobile and Manufactured Homes with...

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.

DHCR Announces $27 Million in Stimulus Funds to Jumpstart Affordable 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.

HUD Funding Helps New York House Homeless Veterans

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).

Encouraging Local Investment in Affordable Housing

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.

Hudson Valley Housing Summit Focuses on Foreclosure

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.

Governor Paterson Announces More Than $31 Million in Affordable Housing Grants

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.

DHCR Helps Break Ground on Affordable Housing Development in Yonkers

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.

Canal Village Apartments will help Revitalize Rome Neighborhood

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.

Commissioner presents ‘Elizabeth Griffin Award’ to Albany Housing Authority

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.

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