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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

Mission:
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.

Contact:

Free: 1-866-ASK-DHCR,
Phone: 212-480-6700

DHCR Wraps-Up Series of Regional Meetings with Foreclosure Prevention Professionals Across the State

New York, NY - May 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — DHCR recently wrapped-up a series of six meetings it held throughout the state with housing counselors and legal service providers involved in assisting homeowners under New York's $25 million Subprime Foreclosure Prevention Program.

Free Service Available to Find and List Affordable and Accessible Housing

Albany, NY - May 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) today announced a free on-line housing listing and locator service for affordable, special needs, and accessible housing throughout New York State. The new service will assist renters, property providers, housing professionals and social service providers with accessing real-time rental housing information throughout New York State.

NYCOM Conference, Ribbon Cuttings and Equity Fund Forum Highlight Trip to Finger Lakes Region

Albany, NY - May 8, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Although her English is broken, Irene Bahiga spoke eloquently about the importance of affordable housing during a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of Olean Heights, 32 mixed income rental units in Rochester.

DHCR Announces Unprecedented Statewide Housing Needs Study

Albany, NY - May 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — For the first time in the agency's history, the state Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) has developed a Statewide Affordable Housing Needs Study. The report involved an unprecedented effort to reach out and gather first-hand information from local leaders and housing professionals who best understand the housing and community development needs of their own communities.

State Housing Commissioner Warns: Don’t be Fooled by Foreclosure Rescue Rip-offs

Albany, NY- April 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — More than 90 foreclosure prevention counselors and legal service providers gathered today to discuss the progress of their efforts to provide free assistance to troubled homeowners facing default.

50 affordable apartments will help revitalize Syracuse’s Northside

Albany, NY - April 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Commissioner VanAmerongen was on hand recently to break ground on Prospect Hill Homes, a quality...

DHCR Celebrates Groundbreaking of $18 Million Rehabilitation of Embury Apartments in Saratoga Springs

Albany, NY - April 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — On April 7, Commissioner Deborah VanAmerongen, DHCR staff, and Michael Skrebutenas, Deputy Secretary for Economic Development and Housing, joined Omni Housing Development, LLC, The Wesley Community, and Saratoga Springs Mayor Scott Johnson to break ground on the $18 million rehabilitation of Embury Apartments.

New York is First State to Utilize Economic Recovery Funds to Jump Start Affordable...

Albany, NY - April 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor David A. Paterson today announced $253 million in affordable housing grants coming to New York...

Housing Programs Receive Significant Resources in 2009-10 State Budget

Albany, NY - March 31, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — In the midst of the worst economic downturn New York has faced in many decades, Governor Paterson and legislative leaders agreed to a 2009-10 State Budget that will close the largest budget gap in State history, institute significant governmental reforms and help to stabilize New York's long-term finances.

Commissioner VanAmerongen Visits Buffalo to Announce Free Foreclosure Prevention Help for Western NY Homeowners

Albany, NY - March 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — DHCR Commissioner Deborah VanAmerongen was in Buffalo last week to discuss DHCR's role in addressing the foreclosure crisis in Western New York and to kick-off the first in a series of regional meetings across the state with housing industry professionals and advocates involved in assisting homeowners under New York's $25 million Subprime Foreclosure Prevention Program.

DHCR Helps Kick-Off New Affordable Senior Development in Ulster County

Albany, NY - March 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — DHCR's Executive Deputy Commissioner Brian Lawlor was on hand recently to help launch the construction of a new $15 million, 66-unit affordable housing development for senior citizens in the town of Ulster

State DHCR Issues Housing Needs Study for Mohawk Valley Region

Albany, NY - February 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) has released a report describing the affordable housing needs of the Mohawk Valley Region, which includes Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida and Schoharie Counties.

State DHCR Issues Housing Needs Study for Central New York Region

Albany, NY - February 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) has released a report on the housing needs of Central New York, which includes Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga and Oswego Counties.

State DHCR Issues Housing Needs Study for Southern Tier Region

Albany, NY - February 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) has released a report on the affordable housing needs of the Southern Tier, which includes Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins counties.

Fast Actions Saves More than 1,100 Units of Affordable Housing

Albany, NY - January 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – The New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) was the first housing agency in the nation to address financing gaps and other problems caused by the economic downturn. As a result the agency preserved 15 threatened developments, saving 1,132 units of affordable housing

Nearly 21,600 Homes to Benefit from $108 Million in Weatherization Assistance this Year

Albany, NY - January 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Governor David A. Paterson today announced that New York would receive an additional $48 million in federal funding for the State's Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), bringing this year's total amount of available federal funds to $108 million.

DHCR Announces Community Planning Grants to Support Local Planning Efforts

Albany, NY - January 29, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Deborah VanAmerongen, commissioner of the state Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) announced nearly $500,000 in Community Planning grants to 23 municipalities in 19 counties around Upstate New York.

DHCR’s Office of Community Renewal Announces Funding Available for 2009 NYS Community Development Block...

Albany, NY - January 28, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – DHCR's Office of Community Renewal (OCR) announces the availability of approximately $40 million in NYS Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for the 2009 Annual Competitive Round Program and the Open Round Economic Development Programs, and approximately $5 million in ...

DHCR Grants Will Help Seniors Repair Dangerous Conditions in Their Homes

Albany, NY- December 22, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) – The state Division of Housing and Community Renewal has announced $3 million in grants from the Residential Emergency Service...

State DHCR Issues Housing Needs Study for Western NY

Albany, NY - November 10, 2008  - (RealEstateRama) – The State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) has released a regional report on...

State DHCR Issues Housing Needs Study for Mid-Hudson Region

Albany, NY - October 25, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) —  The State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) has released a report on the...

Governor Paterson Announces Additional New York State Grants To Fight Foreclosure Crisis

Albany, NY - September 24, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor David A. Paterson today announced a total of $3,495,000 in grants as part of...

Affordable Senior Housing Complex Celebrated in Patchogue

Patchogue, NY - August 25, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Assistant DHCR Commissioner Greg Watson, director of the NYC Regional Office, attended a ribbon cutting...

Governor Paterson Announces $137 Million to Build and Preserve More Than 6,000 Units of...

Governor David A. Paterson today announced $137 million in funding awarded by the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) that...

NYS Housing Finance Agency and Division of Housing and Community Renewal Announce Coordinated Streamlined...

NEW YORK - December 6, 2007 - The New York State Housing Finance Agency (HFA) and the New York State Division of Housing and...

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