New York State announced the Climate Friendly Homes Fund (CFHF), which will provide $250 million in funding for electrification retrofits of affordable multifamily housing developments in the state.
New York State Homes & Community Renewal is offering $250 million via its Climate Friendly Homes Fund to electrify or partially electrify 10,000 units of multifamily housing that serve economically disadvantaged communities.
Mayor Eric Adams (D) released his housing plan, which included in one plan NYCHA, homelessness, affordable housing production, health and safety, and reducing administrative burdens.
Governor Kathy Hochul (D) and the Legislature reached an agreement last week on the FY2023 Budget, which includes a new $25B, five-year statewide affordable housing plan, some funding for NYCHA, and much-needed aid to renters still facing the financial instability brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new report from the NYU Furman Center provides a detailed picture of the housing produced under the contentious 421-a tax exemption, including how trends shifted when the program was last reauthorized.
HUD’s most recent “In Depth” article highlights a New York state ordinance that expands protections for renters.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced his housing leadership team. He named Jessica Katz the chief housing officer at City Hall.
In her State of the State address, Governor Kathy Hochul (D) proposed a new $25 billion, 100,000-unit, five-year housing plan (SOTS page 125).
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) convened a special session of the New York state legislature, which then voted to extend the eviction moratorium until Jan. 15, 2022 and implement certain changes to the moratorium to address two recent Supreme Court decisions that blocked portions of the State’s moratorium and the larger Federal moratorium.
New York becomes the latest state to pass legislation that seeks to convert distressed hotels or other commercial properties into affordable housing, creating opportunities for property owners and nonprofit organizations.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently granted an injunction blocking enforcement of a New York anti-eviction law, finding that a key provision allowing tenants to attest to their pandemic-related hardship in order to prevent eviction violates landlords’ due process.
RetrofitNY is continuing to make progress in transforming New York’s existing building stock to net-zero energy (NZE). RetrofitNY will be releasing new funding in Q3 2021 for NZE and near-NZE retrofit pilot projects. To access funding, you will need to be pre-qualified through at least one of our existing Request for Qualifications (RFQL).