February 12, 2020

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

Washington, DC – U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,235,000 in federal funding for Upstate New York community development organizations in the national NeighborWorks America network. NeighborWorks America is a public nonprofit organization that provides grants and technical assistance to community development organizations supporting affordable housing initiatives, neighborhood revitalization projects, small business lending, and more.

Providing quality, affordable housing and creating healthy communities is essential for the success of each and every New Yorker,” said Senator Schumer. “I’m proud we secured this $3.2 million grant that will go directly to communities and organizations throughout the state to provide safer, more reliable, and more affordable housing for Upstate New Yorkers. I will always fight to ensure that New York families and children have the safest and best housing options available.”

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

NeighborWorks America was established by Congress in 1978 and includes a network of 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. 

A list of organizations awarded the FY20 funding for Upstate New York can be found below listed by region:

Hudson Valley

Organization:

County:

Funding Total:

Hudson River Housing, Inc.

Dutchess

$295,500

RUPCO, Inc.

Ulster

$288,000

North Country

Organization:

County:

Funding Total:

Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, Inc.

Essex

$130,00

Capital Region

Organization:

County:

Funding Total:

Troy Rehabilitation & Improvement Program, Inc.

Rensselaer

$173,500

Rochester/Finger Lakes

Organization:

County:

Funding Total:

NeighborWorks Community Partners

Monroe

$350,000

PathStone Corporation

Monroe

$480,000

Western New York

Organization:

County:

Funding Total:

Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation

Chautauqua

$122,000

Southern Tier

 

 

Organization:

County:

Funding Total:

Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.

Tompkins

$452,000

Arbor Housing and Development

Steuben

$220,000

 

 

 

Central New York

Organization:

County:

Funding Total:

Home HeadQuarters, Inc.

Onondaga

$374,000

Opportunities for Chenango, Inc.

Chenango

$112,500

UNHS NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center

Oneida

$237,500