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NYSHCR's mission is to build, preserve and protect affordable housing and increase home ownership
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Governor Cuomo Announces Major Milestone

Governor Cuomo Announces Major Milestone in Creating and Preserving Over 62,000 Units of Affordable and Supportive Housing

Featured Rental Housing Resources

Featured Homeownership Resources

Foreclosure counseling is a free service offered by experienced counselors and funded by the New York State Office of the Attorney General

Funding Opportunities
Single Family

Improving and repairing homes to make them safer and more affordable


Creating and preserving quality affordable multifamily rental housing across New York State

Community Renewal & Economic Development

Strengthening communities throughout New York State

HCR Relocating to 641 Lexington Avenue

Please be advised: Starting October 15, 2019 several HCR agencies – including the Office of Legal Affairs – will be co-locating to our new midtown workspace.

All legal service and communications should be directed to 641 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022. 

Click here for important details regarding the move

Notice of future procurement opportunity in
HCR’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program - Drafts Issued

The Housing Trust Fund Corporation (HTFC), one of the seven agencies under New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), administers over 44,000 Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers on behalf of very low and extremely low income families in New York.  We are the only Section 8 program with authority to operate statewide in New York.  HTFC delivers voucher services through a network of county-based vendors known as Local Administrators (LAs).    

State and federal rules require that we procure these vendors on a periodic basis.  As such, we are simultaneously releasing two draft Requests for Proposals (RFP) related to LA contracts. The draft RFPs will provide potential bidders with the opportunity to comment on Scope of Work and solicitation requirements prior to these documents being finalized.  The comment period will last from January 6 to February 28, 2020

HTFC expects to then issue the actual RFPs sometime later in 2020 and seek bids from local government, nonprofit and private entities to serve as LAs under multi-year contracts.  The timing of the RFP and the terms of the contract are subject to change at HTFC’s discretion. The draft RFPs may be found on HCR’s Procurement Opportunities Web page at

HCR staff will not be permitted to respond to inquiries regarding the Draft RFPs or any future solicitation. All comments and suggestions should be directed to [email protected]. However, staff will continue to support and engage our current network of LAs on all other matters related to Section 8. We will work together with our partners to continue delivering vital housing assistance to families across New York, while maintaining a fair and transparent competitive environment.

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Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

HCR encourages Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprises (SDVOBs) to participate in HCR-funded projects

Join Us at the 2019 NYS MWBE Forum - Leading the Nation!

Commissioner/CEO of NYS Homes and Community Renewal
RuthAnne Visnauskas

In February 2017, Governor Cuomo appointed RuthAnne Visnauskas, Commissioner of the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal.
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