Our recent Homeowner Assistance Rehabilitation Program (HARP IV), funded by the NYS Homes and Community Renewal, was used to improve 13 homes (16 units) between 2015 and 2018. We are currently executing our 5th round of the grant(HARP V), where we are going to improve 11 units. To qualify, you must own and reside in a one – four family home and meet the program’s income criteria.
Homeowners are eligible if their household income is 80% or under the annual median income (AMI) for the Albany-Schenectady-Troy Metropolitan Area.
*As of April 1, 2018. These income guidelines change annually
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Grant funds are available from $5,000 to a maximum of $35,000 (per unit).HARP funding can be used to address health and safety issues as well as to remedy code violations and HTFC Housing Rehab Standards. Under HARP heating, electrical, and roof repair/replacement can also be covered. Weatherization and energy measures may also be included in the scope of work.
We are not currently accepting applications for HARP V, however if you are interested, please contact our office about being put on a waitlist for our next grant round.