Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced additional funding for the Homeowner Protection Program yesterday. Funds are from the national mortgage settlements with banks The Times Union reports, “Since it began in 2012, the Homeowner Protection Program has helped fund 89 legal service and housing counseling agencies across the state.” Video and press release here. Emphasis on funding the infrastructure- housing counseling- which is a “tremendous success”.
Thanks for your support at the NYS Rural Advocates reception! We had a great time at conference and learned a lot too. To paraphrase a board member, “the time just seems right to forge a renewed relationship with our funding partners near and far!” A good time too, to touch base with your legislators at home, and let them know what projects you have in the pipeline and what work you are engaged in to make housing safer and more affordable.
New York Times mapped the results by County here
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On rare occasions, NYS Rural Advocates presents the “Hard Hat Award” to someone, who has demonstrated ongoing dedication to providing opportunities to the people of Rural New York to obtain decent, safe and affordable housing. This year we are pleased to honor Celeste Frohm, who has recently retired from her position as Multifamily Housing Specialist with USDA Rural Development. Rural Housing providers, who have had the privilege of working with Celeste, appreciated her dedication and willingness to help with this mission. Please join us in celebrating her service to the people of Rural New York with this prestigious award
September 15, 2014
Water Street Café, 159 Water Street Old City Hall
5:00 PM-8:00 PM
Contribution of $50 with registration for NYS Rural Advocates Dinner and Reception
Those taking the RHC Bus Tour will find yourself at Old City Hall at the conclusion of the tour!
A seven billion dollar settlement requires the bank to modify mortgages with additional funds left for rental housing. Details in this NYTimes article
Land banks are public entities created to revive vacant or tax-foreclosed properties. The small city of Newburgh on the Hudson River has been trying to revitalize itself using a land bank