May 18, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $4.5M in Neighborworks Funding to Develop and Preserve Affordable Housing, Revitalize Neighborhoods, and Create Jobs Across NY

NeighborWorks America Grants Will Support Efforts To Provide Affordable Housing Opportunities, Build Strong Neighborhoods, And Create Jobs; Funding Will Leverage Private Investment In Communities Across New York Millions Will Be Invested in Community Development Organizations in Oneida, St. Lawrence, Onondaga, Rensselaer, Essex, Greene, Ulster, Dutchess, Steuben, Chenango, Thompkins, Erie, Lockport, Chautauqua, Monroe, Suffolk & NYC

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4,804,166 in grants for New York state community development organizations in the national NeighborWorks® network. The funds will support developing and preserving affordable housing, maintaining and expanding neighborhoods, and growing jobs. The FY 17 grant funding will be released by NeighborWorks America.

“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 New York families. I will continue to fight for and deliver funds to New York that help provide families and children with safe and affordable housing options.”

“These federal funds will help make sure that more low-income families in New York have access to a safe place to live,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Grants like this are an important resource for communities that are working hard to attract more families and more good-paying jobs, and I will continue to do everything I can in the Senate to make sure that all New Yorkers have the opportunity to reach their potential.”

NeighborWorks America is a public nonprofit organization that engages in affordable housing and community development. The organization was established by Congress in 1978 and its network includes more than 240 organizations nationwide. NeighborWorks collaborates with a wide range of community stakeholders to support local solutions to community development and affordable housing problems.

In FY 2016, NeighborWorks America and the NeighborWorks network assisted over 360,000 families across the nation by assisting more than 21,000 homeowners, creating 16,200 quality affordable rental homes, and preserving over 12,000 affordable homes for American families working to enter the middle class.

A list of organizations awarded the FY17 funding for New York State can be found below:

Central New York

Organization:

County:

Funding Total:

UNHS Neighbor Works HOC

Oneida

$241,000

North Country Housing Council 

St. Lawrence

$85,000

Home HeadQuarters, Inc.

Onondaga

$557,833

Albany

Organization:

County:

Funding Total:

Troy Rehabilitation & Improvement Program, Inc.

Rensselaer

$194,000

 

Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, Inc.  

Essex

$124,500

 

Hudson Valley

Organization:

County:

Funding Total:

RUPCO, Inc.

Greene, Ulster

$292,500

Hudson River Housing, Inc.

Dutchess

$286,333

Southern Tier

Organization:

County:

Funding Total:

Arbor Housing and Development 

Steuben

$251,333

 

Opportunities for Chenango, Inc.

Chenango

$85,000

 

Ithaca NHS, Inc.  

Thompkins

$447,500

 

Arbor Housing and Development 

Steuben

$251,333

 

Buffalo/Western New York

Organization:

County:

Funding Total:

West Side NHS, Inc. 

Erie

$9,000

Niagara Falls NHS, Inc. 

Lockport

$1,500

Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation 

Chautauqua

$109,500

Rochester

Organization:

County:

Funding Total:

PathStone Corporation 

Monroe

$587,500

Neighbor Works Rochester

Monroe

$376,000

New York/Long Island

Organization:

County:

Funding Total:

Asian Americans for Equality, Inc.  

New York

$290,000

CDC of Long Island, Inc.

Suffolk

$466,167

NHS of New York City, Inc.  

New York

$399,500