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Housing and Community Renewal, Division of

Agency Web Site: https://hcr.ny.gov/division-housing-and-community-renewalLink to External Website

Mission

The Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) is responsible for the supervision, maintenance, and development of affordable low- and moderate-income housing in New York State. DHCR performs a number of activities, including oversight and regulation of the State’s public and publicly assisted rental housing; administration of the State’s rent regulations and protection of rent regulated tenants; and administration of housing development and community preservation programs, including State and Federal grants and loans to housing developers to finance construction and renovation of affordable housing.

Organization and Staffing

DHCR maintains three main offices and two regional offices in Buffalo and Syracuse. Main offices in Albany and Manhattan are responsible for agency-wide administrative functions and the development and execution of DHCR's policies for its Community Development and Housing programs. DHCR's Rent Administration program is administered through the main office in Queens and local offices in rent regulated communities.

Budget Highlights

The FY 2019 Executive Budget recommends $410 million in appropriations, as well as $2.5 billion in reappropriations targeted for the Affordable and Homelessness Housing Plan.

The Executive Budget recommends a workforce of 682 FTEs, unchanged from the FY 2018 Budget.

Major budget actions include:

  • The FY 2019 Executive Budget continues funding to support full implementation of the five-year investment for the Affordable Housing and Homelessness Plan, which will create new housing opportunities for individuals in need of supportive services and provide resources to support vulnerable populations in securing stable housing.
  • The Executive Budget utilizes $44 million in excess reserves from the Mortgage Insurance Fund to support the Neighborhood and Rural Preservation Programs and the Rural Rental Assistance Program through the Housing Trust Fund Corporation, as well as homeless housing programs through the Homelessness Housing and Assistance Corporation.

For more information on this agency's budget recommendations located in the Executive Budget Briefing Book, click on the following link:

Program Highlights

Finance and Development

Funds the development and preservation of affordable housing, including the Low Income Housing Tax Credit programs, tax exempt and taxable bond finance programs, single family loan and capital awards programs.

Housing Preservation

Oversees programs that maintain and enhance the State’s portfolio of existing affordable housing, including DHCR’s Public Housing portfolio, the Office of Rent Administration, the Section 8 Program, Asset Management, and the Weatherization Assistance Program.

Community Renewal

Supports programs targeting community and economic development, job creation and downtown revitalization, including the NYS Community Development Block Grant program, New York’s Main Street Program, the Affordable Housing Corporation, the Neighborhood Stabilization program and the Neighborhood and Rural Preservation Programs.

ALL FUNDS
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Category Available
FY 2018
Appropriations
Recommended
FY 2019
Change From
FY 2018
Reappropriations
Recommended
FY 2019
State Operations 91,941,000 97,415,000 5,474,000 86,275,000
Aid To Localities 85,358,000 83,867,000 (1,491,000) 353,330,000
Capital Projects 638,725,000 229,200,000 (409,525,000) 2,828,742,000
Total 816,024,000 410,482,000 (405,542,000) 3,268,347,000

ALL FUND TYPES
PROJECTED LEVELS OF EMPLOYMENT BY PROGRAM
FILLED ANNUAL SALARIED POSITIONS
Program FY 2018
Estimated FTEs
03/31/18
FY 2019
Estimated FTEs
03/31/19
FTE Change
F&D - Community Development
General Fund 14 14 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 36 36 0
Capital Projects Funds - Federal 20 20 0
OHP - Low Income Weatherization
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 33 33 0
OHP - Rent Administration
General Fund 14 14 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 346 346 0
OHP - Housing
General Fund 16 16 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 68 68 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 87 87 0
OPS - Administration
General Fund 10 10 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 38 38 0
Total 682 682 0

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change
General Fund 12,474,000 12,474,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 16,063,000 16,272,000 209,000
Special Revenue Funds - Other 63,404,000 68,669,000 5,265,000
Total 91,941,000 97,415,000 5,474,000

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change
F&D - Community Development
General Fund 689,000 689,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 8,167,000 8,277,000 110,000
OCR - Community Renewal
General Fund 327,000 327,000 0
OHP - Low Income Weatherization
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 4,658,000 4,724,000 66,000
OHP - Rent Administration
General Fund 1,825,000 1,825,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 41,121,000 46,191,000 5,070,000
OHP - Housing
General Fund 864,000 864,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 11,405,000 11,548,000 143,000
Special Revenue Funds - Other 9,406,000 9,491,000 85,000
OPS - Administration
General Fund 7,735,000 8,769,000 1,034,000
Special Revenue Funds - Other 4,710,000 4,710,000 0
OPS - Housing Information Systems
General Fund 1,034,000 0 (1,034,000)
Total 91,941,000 97,415,000 5,474,000

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF PERSONAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Personal Service Regular
(Annual Salaried)
Amount Change Amount Change
F&D - Community Development 684,000 0 674,000 0
OCR - Community Renewal 322,000 0 315,000 0
OHP - Rent Administration 1,787,000 0 1,784,000 0
OHP - Housing 859,000 0 855,000 0
OPS - Administration 2,037,000 0 2,022,000 0
Total 5,689,000 0 5,650,000 0
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF PERSONAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Temporary Service
(Nonannual Salaried)
Holiday/Overtime Pay
Amount Change Amount Change
F&D - Community Development 0 0 10,000 0
OCR - Community Renewal 0 0 7,000 0
OHP - Rent Administration 0 0 3,000 0
OHP - Housing 0 0 4,000 0
OPS - Administration 0 0 15,000 0
Total 0 0 39,000 0

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Supplies and Materials
Amount Change Amount Change
F&D - Community Development 5,000 0 1,000 0
OCR - Community Renewal 5,000 0 1,000 0
OHP - Rent Administration 38,000 0 1,000 0
OHP - Housing 5,000 0 1,000 0
OPS - Administration 6,732,000 1,034,000 311,000 23,000
OPS - Housing Information Systems 0 (1,034,000) 0 (23,000)
Total 6,785,000 0 315,000 0
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Travel Contractual Services
Amount Change Amount Change
F&D - Community Development 2,000 0 1,000 0
OCR - Community Renewal 2,000 0 1,000 0
OHP - Rent Administration 35,000 0 1,000 0
OHP - Housing 2,000 0 1,000 0
OPS - Administration 157,000 0 6,002,000 999,000
OPS - Housing Information Systems 0 0 0 (999,000)
Total 198,000 0 6,006,000 0
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Equipment
Amount Change
F&D - Community Development 1,000 0
OCR - Community Renewal 1,000 0
OHP - Rent Administration 1,000 0
OHP - Housing 1,000 0
OPS - Administration 262,000 12,000
OPS - Housing Information Systems 0 (12,000)
Total 266,000 0

STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Personal Service
Amount Change Amount Change
F&D - Community Development 8,277,000 110,000 4,250,000 0
OHP - Low Income Weatherization 4,724,000 66,000 2,543,000 0
OHP - Rent Administration 46,191,000 5,070,000 25,035,000 2,164,000
OHP - Housing 21,039,000 228,000 11,631,000 0
OPS - Administration 4,710,000 0 2,717,000 0
Total 84,941,000 5,474,000 46,176,000 2,164,000
STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Nonpersonal Service
Amount Change
F&D - Community Development 4,027,000 110,000
OHP - Low Income Weatherization 2,181,000 66,000
OHP - Rent Administration 21,156,000 2,906,000
OHP - Housing 9,408,000 228,000
OPS - Administration 1,993,000 0
Total 38,765,000 3,310,000

AID TO LOCALITIES
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change
General Fund 4,631,000 3,140,000 (1,491,000)
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 72,500,000 72,500,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 8,227,000 8,227,000 0
Total 85,358,000 83,867,000 (1,491,000)

AID TO LOCALITIES
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change
Community Voices Heard
General Fund 300,000 0 (300,000)
F&D - Housing Development Fund Program
Special Revenue Funds - Other 8,227,000 8,227,000 0
Neighborhood Housing Services of Queens, CDC, Inc
General Fund 75,000 0 (75,000)
OCR - Small Cities Community Development Block Grant
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 40,000,000 40,000,000 0
OHP - Low Income Weatherization
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 32,500,000 32,500,000 0
OHP - Periodic Subsidies - Local Areas
General Fund 4,256,000 3,140,000 (1,116,000)
Total 85,358,000 83,867,000 (1,491,000)

CAPITAL PROJECTS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Comprehensive Construction Program Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change Reappropriations
FY 2019
Affordable Housing Corporation
Housing Program Fund 26,000,000 26,000,000 0 124,609,000
Access to Home
Housing Program Fund 1,000,000 1,000,000 0 1,247,000
Low Income Housing Trust Fund
Housing Program Fund 44,200,000 44,200,000 0 161,052,000
Housing Program
Housing Program Fund 541,525,000 132,000,000 (409,525,000) 1,925,000,000
Infrastructure Investment – Settlement Funds 0 0 0 497,820,000
Housing Opportunity Program For Elderly
Housing Program Fund 1,400,000 1,400,000 0 2,094,000
Housing Program Capital Improvement
Capital Projects Fund 0 0 0 19,720,000
State Housing Bond Fund
State Housing Bond Fund 0 0 0 7,344,000
Mitchell Lama Rehabilitation and Preservation Program and All Affordable Program
Housing Assistance Fund 0 0 0 4,000,000
Main Street Program
Housing Program Fund 4,200,000 4,200,000 0 4,466,000
New Facilities
Federal Capital Projects Fund 0 0 0 10,027,000
Public Housing Modernization Program
Housing Program Fund 6,400,000 6,400,000 0 37,128,000
Homes for Working Families Program
Housing Program Fund 14,000,000 14,000,000 0 34,235,000
Total 638,725,000 229,200,000 (409,525,000) 2,828,742,000

Note: Most recent estimates as of 01/16/2018

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