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AHC Flood Assistance Program


Following significant housing damage caused by flooding in Clinton, Dutchess, Essex, Hamilton, Ontario, Putnam, Rockland, Westchester counties, HCR is making up to $3 Million in Affordable Housing Corporation’s (AHC) Affordable Home Ownership Development Program (“AHODP” or “Program”) funding available to non-profit partners which will assist homeowners in the impacted communities. The Program seeks to offer emergency home repair assistance to impacted homeowners for whom FEMA Individual Assistance or other disaster recovery assistance is unavailable.

How to Apply

AHC Flood Assistance Program applications will open on Friday, August 11th 2023.


Homeowners should contact the non-profit partner serving their county. A full list of providers is below:


Dutchess County

Hudson River Housing, Inc.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 845-454-5176 ext. 118


Clinton, Essex, Hamilton counties

Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, Inc.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 518-873-6888


Ontario County

Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation, Inc,

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 585-657-4114

Rural Housing Opportunities Corporation

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 585-546-3700 x3026


Putnam County

Putnam County Housing Corporation

Email: [email protected]

Phone: Denene Makkay 845-225-8493 X 211
Renee McEntee 845-225-8493 X 214


Rockland, Westchester counties

Habitat NYC & Westchester

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 646-779-8901


Eligible Homeowners

Funds allocated under this Program will be limited to emergency housing repairs necessary to make the home safe, sanitary and functional. Funds may only be used to address damage that occurred as a direct result of flooding. Applicant awards under this program will be based on scope of work approved by a program administrator, but in no event will the total grant award to any single applicant exceed $50,000, per AHC statute.



Eligible Homeowners

Program funds shall be used for direct disaster caused damage to the primary residence, not covered by any other federal, state, or local recovery program funds, or any third-party insurers.


To the extent practicable, direct disaster caused damage should be supported with photographs, videos, receipts or other evidence. The program is not intended as a substitute for insurance. It is primarily intended to meet up to a maximum grant amount of $50,000 depending on income according to AHC’s tiered award structure, basic standards for a safe and habitable home. Eligible activities may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Environmental health hazard mitigation activities related to the repair of disaster caused damage to a Primary Residence. This may include, lead based paint abatement, asbestos removal, mold remediation, or remediation of other health hazards, including testing and clearance costs
  2. Electrical and plumbing systems repair or replacement
  3. Sump pump repair or replacement, (if ancillary to a larger repair or replacement project)
  4. Furnaces, water heaters, water filtration systems, heating systems and sump pumps repair or replacement
  5. Refrigerators, cooking stoves and built-in appliances, such as dishwashers, repair or replacement
  6. Laundry washers and dryers repair or replacement
  7. Permanently installed paneling, wallboard, bookcases and cabinets repair or replacement
  8. Drywall or finishing
  9. Insulation
  10. Foundation repair
  11. Window and door repair or replacement
  12. Siding repair or replacement
  13. Flooring repair or replacement
  14. Bathroom repair
  15. Well or septic replacement, or connection to a municipal system
  16. Fuel tanks (oil or propane, but not actual fuel replacement)
  17. Dehumidifiers (eligible for replacement if ancillary to a larger repair or replacement project)

    AHC Income Limits

    Grants are given to projects servicing individuals or families who generally earn between 100% and 166% of the HUD Low Income Limits. This chart is used see the applicable HUD Low Income Limits at 100%, 112%, 137%, and 166%.