New York State Homeowner Assistance Fund

The New York State Homeowner Assistance Fund (“ NYS HAF”) was established under section 3206 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and provides $539,458,518 in financial assistance to New York State, through the United States Department of the Treasury. The aim of HAF is to mitigate financial hardships associated with the coronavirus pandemic by preventing homeowner mortgage delinquencies, defaults, foreclosures, loss of utilities or home energy services, and displacements of homeowners experiencing financial hardship.

States who are participating in HAF must submit a plan to Treasury for final approval and have been encouraged to submit their plans by June 30th, 2021. 

HCR is seeking input and public comment from New York residents, advocacy and affordable housing organizations, faith-based and minority-led organizations, and other interested parties on the NYS HAF Needs Assessment and Plan.

To review a HCR's draft plan click here [PDF]

To review a summary of the HCR draft plan click:

In light of additional federal guidance, HCR is extending the deadline to submit public comment on the draft NYS HAF plan. Written comments must be submitted in writing to [email protected] by no later than Friday, July 2nd 2021 at 3:00 PM EST.

HCR will take into consideration all comments and feedback in finalizing this Needs Assessment and Plan prior to submission to the US Treasury.  

In addition, HCR conducted a virtual public hearing on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 5:30pm EST to provide the public with a brief overview of this Needs Assessment and Plan. 

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