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Cuomo Announces $22.6M Grants To Improve NY Affordable Housing

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced grants to improve affordable housing in the state.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced grants to improve affordable housing in the state. Photo Credit: Contributed

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $22.6 million in grants awarded to not-for-profit organizations and municipalities throughout the state to rehabilitate, repair and improve 1,166 homes and provide new opportunities for home ownership.

The announcement was made during New York State’s Rochester Housing, Community and Faith-Based Development Conference.

The conference is one of a series of meetings and workshops designed to bring state agency expertise and resources directly to regions, assist local grassroots and development partners in creating affordable housing, delivering social services, and reviving downtown communities.

“The state is committing nearly $23 million to improve homes and make New York a better place to live, especially for some of our most vulnerable citizens,” said Cuomo.

“New York State wants to help build stronger, more vibrant communities from the ground up, and I am proud to be partnering with local governments, community leaders and the nonprofit sector to make it happen.”

In keeping with Governor Cuomo's commitment to improving affordable housing opportunities and revitalizing neighborhoods, today’s awards provide resources to repair and improve homes belonging to the elderly, veterans, Medicaid recipients, people with disabilities, and low-income families and individuals.

In addition, funds will assist homebuyers with down payment or closing costs, as well as acquiring and rehabilitating vacant homes.

The funds are provided through a variety of programs administered by New York State Home and Community Renewal.

More information is available at http://www.nyshcr.org/Funding/Awards/ .

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