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OCR State Housing Resource Funding Opportunities

State Housing Resources Funding Opportunities

Applications for the 2022 funding round will be accepted through 4:00 PM, EST, Friday, September 23, 2022. Please reference the materials below to begin application preparation. 

These grant programs available from NYS Homes & Community Renewal may be accessed by not-for-profits and municipalities. Individuals are not eligible to apply directly to NYS Homes & Community Renewal for funding and are encouraged to contact the Town, City or County where they live to seek assistance.

Access the Community Development Online (CDOL) application here: https://hcr.ny.gov/community-development-online

Program Funding Available
Access to Home $1,000,000
Access to Home for Heroes (Veterans) $5,000,000
Access to Home for Medicaid Recipients $875,000
Mobile & Manufactured Home Replacement $4,000,000
RESTORE $3,400,000

2022 State Funded Housing Application Training Webinar August 24, 2022 10:00 am This presentation will provide an overview of the programs, eligible activities for each, and a review of the application process.

A recording of the webinar can be found here: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/lsr.php?RCID=f50e21e5163b488a15bc3dea81e7c9b8

A PDF of the power point can be found here:  2022 Access RESTORE MMHR  Application Workshop


There is a data entry issue within the RESTORE application for the text fields under “RESTORE Program Needs” Section 3A 1 and 2. Text box 3A2 will NOT accept a number smaller than text box 3A1, which is incorrect. Please enter numerals as required to submit those fields, and enter the actual data required in the narrative box below. Any questions on this issue should be directed to [email protected] with “RESTORE application” in the subject line.


Funding Round Materials


Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

On August 8, 2022, Governor Hochul signed a bill into law making administrative changes to the RESTORE Program. These changes were effective immediately and apply to the FY22 funding round. The bill was signed after the current application was programmed and not all changes were able to be reflected, but will apply for the FY22 funding round. The RESTORE LPA Manual is current and a recommended resource for applicants. It can be found here: RESTORE Program Manual

Following are the programmatic changes enacted on August 8, 2022 with citations in the RESTORE LPA Manual for reference:

  • Increased the individual project cap from $10,000 to $20,000 (See LPA Manual, Pg. 10, 25).
  • Increased the administrative fee for Local Program Administrators from 7.5% to 10%.  (See LPA Manual, Pg. 25).
  • Eliminated certain restrictive project benchmarks to now state that all repairs must be completed within sixty business days of the start of the repairs provided (See LPA Manual, Pg. 12).
Request for Applications (RFA) for State Housing Programs
Access to Home Application Instructions
Access to Home for Medicaid Recipients Application Instructions
Access to Home for Heroes Application Instructions
NYS Mobile & Manufactured Home Replacement (MMHR) Application Instructions
RESTORE Application Instructions