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Following significant housing damage caused by flooding in Clinton, Dutchess, Essex, Hamilton, Ontario, Putnam, Rockland, Westchester counties, HCR is making up to $3 Million in Affordable Housing Corporation’s (AHC) Affordable Home Ownership Development Program (“AHODP” or “Program”) funding available to non-profit partners which will assist homeowners in the impacted communities. The Program seeks to offer emergency home repair assistance to impacted homeowners for whom FEMA Individual Assistance or other disaster recovery assistance is unavailable.
AHC Flood Assistance Program applications will open on Friday, August 11th 2023.Please check back for a complete list of not-for-profit program providers by county.
Funds allocated under this Program will be limited to emergency housing repairs necessary to make the home safe, sanitary and functional. Funds may only be used to address damage that occurred as a direct result of flooding. Applicant awards under this program will be based on scope of work approved by a program administrator, but in no event will the total grant award to any single applicant exceed $50,000, per AHC statute.
Program funds shall be used for direct disaster caused damage to the primary residence, not covered by any other federal, state, or local recovery program funds, or any third-party insurers.
To the extent practicable, direct disaster caused damage should be supported with photographs, videos, receipts or other evidence. The program is not intended as a substitute for insurance. It is primarily intended to meet up to a maximum grant amount of $50,000 depending on income according to AHC’s tiered award structure, basic standards for a safe and habitable home. Eligible activities may include, but are not limited to: