Unified Funding Materials 2018

Unified Funding Materials 2018


Unified Funding is an annual, regionally-based, competitive funding opportunity for affordable multifamily housing.  It is a single, web-based application to access funding from multiple State and federal programs.  UF 2018 is offering nine different funding sources to prospective applicants. The Request For Proposals (RFP) application packages are made available for Local Program Administrators (LPA). For those LPAs requesting funds under the Access to Home, HOME and/or RESTORE Program, applications may be submitted using the Community Development Online (CDOL) System. The RFP to be issued is part of the Unified Funding Materials. The application materials include other documents that applicants need, to apply for funds. Applicants should refer to the RFP to determine eligibility and submission requirements for each program. Access the Community Development Online System (CDOL).

Reference Materials

Please note, the application deadlines announced in the Notice of Funding/Credit Availability have been modified as follows: Early Award Projects must be completed and submitted by 5:00 PM on Thursday, October 18, 2018.  Early Award ESSHI Projects must be completed and submitted by 5:00 PM on Thursday, November 15, 2018.  All other UF 2018 Capital Applications must be completed and submitted by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. UF Reference Materials 2018 Capital Programs Manual 2018 UF Multifamily Programs Webinar 2018 Unified Funding Application Instructions 2018

Questions & Answers

Qualified Allocation Plan

Part 2040 Low-Income Housing Credit Qualified Allocation Plan

Section 2040.14 New York State Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program

If you have any questions about these documents or their applicability to a specific project, please feel free to contact your DHCR Regional Office or Arnon Adler, Director, Low-Income Housing Credit Program at (518) 486-5044.


Please direct written comment on the proposed 9% LIHC Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) or the proposed SLIHC Regulation to Arnon Adler, LIHC Program Director, at the following dedicated mailbox: [email protected] In addition, written and/or oral comment may be provided at a public hearing on the proposed 9% LIHC QAP and SLIHC Regulation on July 22nd, 1 to 3 pm, at the following HCR offices: Hampton Plaza Ballroom, 38-40 State St, Albany, NY 12207; 25 Beaver Street, 5th Floor, New York, New York 10004, Rooms 642 and 766; 620 West Erie Blvd, Suite 312, Syracuse, NY 13204; and 535 Washington Street, Suite 105, Buffalo, NY 14203.

Project Based Vouchers

New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) administers Project Based Vouchers in the following jurisdictions:
Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Nassau, New York (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island), Niagara, Oneida, Ontario, Orange, Orleans, Oswego, Otsego, Putnam, Rockland, Saratoga, Seneca, Schuyler, Steuben, St. Lawrence, Suffolk, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster, Washington, Wayne, Westchester, Wyoming and Yates Counties.

The counties below represent areas outside of NYS HCR network but are eligible to apply for Project Based Vouchers.


Counties Eligible for Project Based  Vouchers Only

Office Address






Joseph E. Mastrianni, Inc.
Central Office Housing Choice Voucher Program
11 Federal Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 372-8846


Subsidy Layering Review (SLR):

Applicants proposing PBV assistance should review the revised section 5.07 of the CPM and HUD SLR guidelines issued September 26, 2014, Federal Register Notice FR-5417-N-02. HUD SLR guidelines establish limits on builder's fees, developer fee, and project cash flow. These limits will be applied in the feasibility underwrite of applications proposing PBV assistance.

AHAP Contract Documents:

The Documents listed below are intended ONLY for use by applicants who have already received an award of Project Based Vouchers. Please do not submit them to HCR prior to receiving an award.

Related Resources

Helpful Forms, Documents and Handbook