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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 2020 Executive Budget recommends $459 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 776 FTEs, an increase of 94 from the FY 2019 Budget. The additional FTEs will support the administration of rent regulation protections for tenants.

Major budget actions include:

  • The Executive Budget continues funding to support full implementation of the five-year investment for the Affordable Housing and Homelessness Plan, which continues to 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 $12 million in excess reserves from the Mortgage Insurance Fund to support the Neighborhood and Rural Preservation Programs.
  • $21 million in General Fund local assistance is proposed to support the Rural Rental Assistance Program for rental assistance to low-income rural tenants.
  • $5 million in capital funding is proposed to support the Manufactured Home Advantage Program for the acquisition, demolition, replacement and/or repair of mobile or manufactured homes.
  • The Executive Budget proposes $72 million in capital funding to support ongoing Superstorm Sandy reconstruction efforts through the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR).

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 2019
Appropriations
Recommended
FY 2020
Change From
FY 2019
Reappropriations
Recommended
FY 2020
State Operations 92,915,000 180,230,000 87,315,000 110,787,000
Aid To Localities 90,134,000 104,789,000 14,655,000 274,878,000
Capital Projects 479,200,000 174,200,000 (305,000,000) 2,914,780,000
Total 662,249,000 459,219,000 (203,030,000) 3,300,445,000

ALL FUND TYPES
PROJECTED LEVELS OF EMPLOYMENT BY PROGRAM
FILLED ANNUAL SALARIED POSITIONS
Program FY 2019
Estimated FTEs
03/31/19
FY 2020
Estimated FTEs
03/31/20
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 346 440 94
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 682 776 94

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change
General Fund 12,474,000 12,474,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 16,272,000 16,308,000 36,000
Special Revenue Funds - Other 64,169,000 151,448,000 87,279,000
Total 92,915,000 180,230,000 87,315,000

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change
F&D - Community Development
General Fund 689,000 689,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 8,277,000 8,277,000 0
OCR - Community Renewal
General Fund 327,000 327,000 0
OHP - Housing
General Fund 864,000 864,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 11,548,000 11,584,000 36,000
Special Revenue Funds - Other 9,491,000 9,503,000 12,000
OHP - Low Income Weatherization
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 4,724,000 4,724,000 0
OHP - Rent Administration
General Fund 1,825,000 1,825,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 41,691,000 128,958,000 87,267,000
OPS - Administration
General Fund 8,769,000 8,769,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 4,710,000 4,710,000 0
Total 92,915,000 180,230,000 87,315,000

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF PERSONAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 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 - Housing 859,000 0 855,000 0
OHP - Rent Administration 1,787,000 0 1,784,000 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 2020 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 - Housing 0 0 4,000 0
OHP - Rent Administration 0 0 3,000 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 2020 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 - Housing 5,000 0 1,000 0
OHP - Rent Administration 38,000 0 1,000 0
OPS - Administration 6,732,000 0 311,000 0
Total 6,785,000 0 315,000 0
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 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 - Housing 2,000 0 1,000 0
OHP - Rent Administration 35,000 0 1,000 0
OPS - Administration 157,000 0 6,002,000 0
Total 198,000 0 6,006,000 0
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Equipment
Amount Change
F&D - Community Development 1,000 0
OCR - Community Renewal 1,000 0
OHP - Housing 1,000 0
OHP - Rent Administration 1,000 0
OPS - Administration 262,000 0
Total 266,000 0

STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Personal Service
Amount Change Amount Change
F&D - Community Development 8,277,000 0 4,250,000 0
OHP - Housing 21,087,000 48,000 11,631,000 0
OHP - Low Income Weatherization 4,724,000 0 2,543,000 0
OHP - Rent Administration 128,958,000 87,267,000 63,223,000 40,352,000
OPS - Administration 4,710,000 0 2,717,000 0
Total 167,756,000 87,315,000 84,364,000 40,352,000
STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Nonpersonal Service
Amount Change
F&D - Community Development 4,027,000 0
OHP - Housing 9,456,000 48,000
OHP - Low Income Weatherization 2,181,000 0
OHP - Rent Administration 65,735,000 46,915,000
OPS - Administration 1,993,000 0
Total 83,392,000 46,963,000

AID TO LOCALITIES
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change
General Fund 9,407,000 24,062,000 14,655,000
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 72,500,000 72,500,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 8,227,000 8,227,000 0
Total 90,134,000 104,789,000 14,655,000

AID TO LOCALITIES
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change
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)
North Brooklyn Development Corporation
General Fund 20,000 0 (20,000)
OCR - Neighborhood Preservation
General Fund 4,351,000 0 (4,351,000)
OCR - Rural Preservation
General Fund 1,821,000 0 (1,821,000)
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 3,140,000 3,062,000 (78,000)
OHP - Rural Rental Assistance
General Fund 0 21,000,000 21,000,000
Total 90,134,000 104,789,000 14,655,000

CAPITAL PROJECTS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Comprehensive Construction Program Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change Reappropriations
FY 2020
Access to Home
Housing Program Fund 1,000,000 1,000,000 0 1,297,000
Affordable Housing Corporation
Housing Program Fund 26,000,000 26,000,000 0 107,676,000
Governor's Office of Storm Recovery
Housing Program Fund 0 72,000,000 72,000,000 0
Homes for Working Families Program
Housing Program Fund 14,000,000 14,000,000 0 40,177,000
Housing Opportunity Program For Elderly
Housing Program Fund 1,400,000 1,400,000 0 2,680,000
Housing Program
Housing Program Fund 132,000,000 0 (132,000,000) 1,927,421,000
Infrastructure Investment – Settlement Funds 0 0 0 348,034,000
Housing Program Capital Improvement
Capital Projects Fund 0 0 0 19,720,000
Low Income Housing Trust Fund
Housing Program Fund 44,200,000 44,200,000 0 158,328,000
Main Street Program
Housing Program Fund 4,200,000 4,200,000 0 4,675,000
Manufactured Home Advantage Program
Housing Program Fund 0 5,000,000 5,000,000 0
Mitchell Lama Rehabilitation and Preservation Program and All Affordable Program
Housing Assistance Fund 0 0 0 4,000,000
New Facilities
Federal Capital Projects Fund 0 0 0 10,027,000
New York City Housing Authority Program
Housing Program Fund 250,000,000 0 (250,000,000) 250,000,000
Public Housing Modernization Program
Housing Program Fund 6,400,000 6,400,000 0 33,401,000
State Housing Bond Fund
State Housing Bond Fund 0 0 0 7,344,000
Total 479,200,000 174,200,000 (305,000,000) 2,914,780,000

Note: Most recent estimates as of 1/15/2019

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