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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand announce neighborhood funding for housing, jobs

All WNY News     Thursday, May 18, 2017    

PRESS RELEASE


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. 
Niagara
$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

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