Housing Funds Awarded to Advocates

Governor Paterson announced Affordable Housing Funding Awards today. State housing programs are used widely among Rural Advocates membership.  AHC awards included:

*  A $300,000 grant to the City of Ogdensburg to finance home improvements for 22 single-family homes located on scattered sites in the city.
*  A $300,000 grant to the Association for Neighborhood Rehabilitation, Inc. to finance home improvements for 25 single-family homes located on scattered sites throughout the county.
*  A $300,000 grant to the Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation to finance improvements for 35 homes in Chautauqua County.
*  A $225,000 grant for the City of Elmira’s Department of Community Development to finance home improvements for 20 homes in Chemung County.
*  A $300,000 grant to the Cuba Community Development Corporation to finance home improvements for 40 homes in Allegany County.
*  A $300,000 grant to Community Progress, Inc. to finance home improvements for 40 homes in Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben counties.
*  A $300,000 grant to the City of Binghamton’s Department of Planning, Housing and Community Development to finance home improvements for 30 homes in Broome County.

Additional funding awards on the Governor’s Website

Advocates Housing Budget Recommendations

Based on the input from our members at the annual meeting in Cooperstown, Advocates drafted a State Housing Budget Request

This does not reflect the NPC program and we will join with them to support their recommendations for the urban oriented program, as they support our housing requests. It was designed to be reasonable, based on our understanding of rural needs and capacity to deliver programs each year

Advocates Release Rural Housing Policy Paper

2006 Rural Policy Paper Summary

The NYS Rural Advocates released their rural housing policy summary at the Rural Housing Coalition Conference, October 10,2006. The concepts in this paper were presented during the opening plenary lunchon by Nancy Berkowitz.

Surrogates for gubernatorial candidates Spitzer and Faso then discussed their rural policy for affordable housing and community development