This newsletter highlights HCR’s recent groundbreaking ceremonies, grand openings, events, programs and news to keep our valued partners informed about how HCR is fulfilling its mission to build, preserve and protect affordable housing and home ownership across New York State.
To be eligible for support, projects must be located in one of these electric service territories:
Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation
Consolidated Edison Company of New York Inc.
New York State Electric and Gas Corporation
Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation
Orange and Rockland Utilities Inc.
For more information on how developers can apply for funding, visit NYSERDA's website.
On September 7th, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo hosted the state’s second regional sustainability conference, bringing together community development experts, local elected officials and business leaders to share successful economic growth strategies in Buffalo, NY. The conference is part of a statewide effort to boost awareness of resources available to local governments and nonprofit organizations to help create sustainable communities across New York. HCR's Commissioner James S. Rubin moderated a panel on adaptive reuse and redevelopment of vacant property.
At the regional conference, the Governor also highlighted a new, interactive handbook that serves as a one-stop-shop resource for state grants – providing context and web links to a complete list of more than 100 innovative funding programs.
Additional conferences are being held throughout the state this fall.
Spotlight on HCR: Weatherization Assistance Program
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). The program helps eligible families and individuals reduce their heating and cooling costs and address health and safety issues in their homes through energy efficiency measures. Since the program was created in 1976, residents in more 688,000 homes across New York State have benefited from a cleaner, greener home environment.
Last year was a banner year for the WAP in New York. HCR distributed more than $58 million in WAP funds to local partners and made nearly 8,000 homes healthier, safer and more energy efficient.