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HCR Announces Availability of $19.9 Million in State and Federal Funding

New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) is now accepting applications for $19.9 million in state and federal funding for several programs administered by the Housing Trust Fund Corporation’s Office of Community Renewal:

  • New York State Community Development Block Grant Program (NYS CDBG), $8 million;
  • Access to Home for Veterans Program, $6 million;
  • Access to Home Program, $1 million;
  • Access to Home for Medicaid Recipients Program, $1 million; and
  • RESTORE Program, $3.9 million.

Funding for the RESTORE Program, or Residential Emergency Services to Offer (Home) Repairs to the Elderly, is specifically for low-income elderly individuals. RESTORE funds may be used by eligible applicants to cover the cost of emergency repairs in homes owned by individuals 60 years of age or older with median incomes of less than 80%. Eligible repairs include those that eliminate conditions that pose a threat to life, health, or safety, and those addressing furnace, roof, electrical, plumbing, or other emergency repairs. The application period for RESTORE opened on Fri., June 23, 2017, and applications will be accepted until no later than 4 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 13, 2017.

Information regarding the other programs accepting applications can be found in HCR’s Notice of Availability of State and Federal Funds. Should you have any questions regarding these programs or their applications, please contact Sara Neitzel at 518-867-8835.

Contact: Sara Neitzel, sneitzel@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8835