03.22.19

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $3.2 MILLION IN NEIGHBORWORKS AMERICA GRANTS FOR 12 UPSTATE NEW YORK ORGANIZATIONS WORKING TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING

NeighborWorks America Grants Will Support Efforts To Expand Affordable Housing Opportunities and Build Strong Neighborhoods

Funding Will Leverage Private Investment In Communities Across Upstate New York

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,203,500 in federal funding for Upstate New York community development organizations in the national NeighborWorks America network. NeighborWorks America is a public nonprofit organization that that provides grants and technical assistance to community development organizations that support affordable housing initiatives, neighborhood revitalization projects, small business lending, and more.

“Access to affordable housing is essential for the health of our families and the economic strength of our communities,” said Senator Schumer. “This funding, from NeighborWorks America, will strengthen neighborhoods, remove blight, and provide safe, quality housing for families across Upstate New York. I will continue to fight for and deliver funds to New York that help provide families and children with safe and affordable housing options.”

“Every New Yorker deserves to have a safe place to live. These federal funds will support organizations throughout Upstate New York that are working to revitalize and improve their communities and that help provide affordable housing options for families in our state,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Access to safe and reliable housing is essential to the health of our communities, and I will always fight to ensure our communities have the resources they need.”

NeighborWorks America was established by Congress in 1978 and is a network that includes more than 250 organizations nationwide. This funding will be used to support investments in community development and lending, including: the development of multi-family rental, single-family rental, for-sale housing, pre- and post-development activities; lending to support residential mortgages, down-payment assistance, and commercial small business lending. NeighborWorks collaborates with a wide range of community stakeholders to support local solutions to community development and affordable housing problems. NeighborWorks grants are often used as a “first in” or “last in” source of investment, allowing organizations to leverage the grants for additional funding. 

In Fiscal Year 2018, NeighborWorks America and the NeighborWorks network provided over 457,000 Americans with housing and counseling services.

A list of organizations awarded the FY19 funding for Upstate New York can be found below listed by region:

Hudson Valley

Organization:

County:

Funding Total:

Hudson River Housing, Inc.

Dutchess

$232,000

RUPCO, Inc.

Ulster

$344,500

North Country

Organization:

County:

Funding Total:

Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, Inc.

Essex

$117,500

Capital Region

Organization:

County:

Funding Total:

Troy Rehabilitation & Improvement Program, Inc.

Rensselaer

$139,000

Rochester/Finger Lakes

Organization:

County:

Funding Total:

Arbor Housing and Development

Steuben

$246,500

Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.

Tompkins

$437,500

NeighborWorks Community Partners

Monroe

$347,500

PathStone Corporation

Monroe

$472,500

Western New York

Organization:

County:

Funding Total:

Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation

Chautauqua

$102,500

Central New York

Organization:

County:

Funding Total:

Home HeadQuarters, Inc.

Onondaga

$439,000

Opportunities for Chenango, Inc.

Chenango

$100,000

UNHS NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center

Oneida

$225,000


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