This newsletter highlights HCR’s recent events and news to keep our valued partners informed about how we are fulfilling our mission to build, preserve and protect affordable housing and home ownership across New York State. 

HCR In Action
State of New York Mortgage Agency (SONYMA) Staff, the Albany Housing Partnership and the Sheridan Hollow Neighborhood Association "Spruce Up" Albany's Sheridan Hollow Neighborhood

Homeowners and volunteers worked together to cleanup, landscape, paint, and repair homes at no cost to the homeowners. Volunteers painted stoops, planted shrubs and flowers, trimmed weeds and cleaned up the Orange Street playground. 
 
Governor Cuomo Announces $250,000 in Rent Overcharges Returned to Rent Regulated Tenants in Brooklyn Building

HCR's Tenant Protection Unit conducted an audit of a building receiving 421-a tax benefits and uncovered the largest total overcharge in a single property. To date, TPU initiatives have returned over 52,000 apartments to rent regulation and restored more than $2.8 million in rent overcharges.  

HCR, Liberty Affordable Housing and Partners Mark Completion of Major Rehab of Affordable Homes In Albany’s  Pastures Historic District

Ninety-one buildings, containing 246 units and three commercial spaces for low and moderate income families, were updated with modern and energy efficient features. 

The Community Builders and the Municipal Housing Authority Celebrate New Mixed Income, Energy Efficient Housing in  Yonkers 

The development is phase II of a six-phase redevelopment of Cottage Place Gardens public housing complex and part of a broader effort to revitalize Southwest Yonkers. 
 
HCR, ROCUSA and PathStone Preserve 50 Finger Lakes Homes and Residents Proclaim "We Own It!" 

The $1.6 million loan will allow homeowners in Lakeville Estates Manufactured Home Park to finance the purchase of the land beneath their homes and convert to cooperative ownership. 

HCR, ESD and Partners Celebrate Dedication of Mixed-Use Development Bellamy Commons

The restored former warehouse on Buffalo’s East Side will feature 30 low-income apartments and the Buffalo Black Achievers Museum, dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the achievements of many of Buffalo’s prominent African Americans.



Around the State with Commissioner Rubin 
Investing in Supportive Housing
Governor’s Sweeping $2.6 Billion, 5-Year Plan to Develop 6,000 Units of Supportive Housing Moves Forward with 84 Community Providers in 40 Counties Notified of an Award.

James S. Rubin, Commissioner of New York State Homes and Community Renewal, said, “Time is always of the essence when addressing the unique issues and needs faced by homeless individuals and families. The State of New York, thanks to Governor Cuomo, is leading the way nationally and setting the pace with regard to our commitment to serving the neediest among us. We know that as important as it is to have a roof over head, so are the services and care we can deliver.”
In the Spotlight: Fair and Equitable Housing Office
The Fair and Equitable Housing Office's (FEHO) mission is to ensure New Yorkers have an equal opportunity to live in housing they desire and can afford regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, military status, family status, religion and sexual orientation. 

You're Invited: FEHO is co-sponsoring a Fair Housing Seminar in Albany on November 3, 2016. Click here for more information. 
NYS Homes and Community Renewal | www.nyshcr.org