Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $5 Million In Federal Funding For Affordable Housing And Community Development In New York  

Mar 14, 2023

In New York State, More Than Half Of Renters Are Rent Burdened; 

Funding Will Support Efforts To Mitigate Housing Costs for Low-Income New Yorkers 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $5,196,000 in federal funding to develop and preserve affordable housing and invest in community development efforts throughout New York. The funding was allocated through NeighborWorks America, a congressionally chartered public nonprofit, and will be used to develop quality, affordable rental homes, assist first-time homebuyers, and provide housing and counseling services through local community development and housing services organizations. 

“Every New Yorker deserves access to safe affordable housing. This federal funding, from NeighborWorks America, will strengthen neighborhoods, revitalize our downtowns, and provide safe, quality housing for families across Upstate New York,” said Senator Schumer. “I will continue to fight for and deliver funds to New York that help provide families and children with safe communities and affordable housing options.”       

Skyrocketing housing costs have put homeownership out of reach for too many New Yorkers,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This funding will help develop and preserve desperately needed affordable housing units across our state and counsel families through the process of buying their homes. I’m proud to be announcing this funding today and I’ll keep fighting to make affordable housing accessible for all.” 

Gillibrand is a longstanding advocate for affordable housing. Last year, she introduced  the Affordable Housing and Area Median Income Fairness Act, legislation that would invest $15 billion in affordable housing each year for 10 years and reexamine a key metric used in determining eligibility for low-income housing. She also fought for affordable housing investments in President Biden’s Build Back Better package, helped secure $45 billion for homelessness prevention and housing assistance in the American Rescue Plan, and cosponsored the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act to help families pay their rent during the height of the pandemic. 

A full list of organizations receiving funding is below:

New York City

Recipient Amount
Asian Americans for Equality, Inc.$471,000
Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc. (FAC)$461,000
Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City, Inc.$402,000

Capital Region

Troy Rehabilitation & Improvement Program, Inc.$227,000

Central New York

Home HeadQuarters, Inc.$468,000
UNHS NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center$252,000

Hudson Valley

Hudson River Housing, Inc.$359,000
RUPCO, Inc.$366,000

Long Island

Community Development Corporation of Long Island, Inc.$384,000

North Country

Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, Inc.$147,000

Southern Tier

Arbor Housing and Development$257,000
Greater Opportunities for Broome and Chenango, Inc.$212,000

Rochester/Finger Lakes

NeighborWorks Community Partners$257,000
Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.$332,000
PathStone Corporation$479,000

Western New York

Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation$122,000