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Neighborhood Preservation and Housing Counseling Services




The NYC Mayor's Office of Housing Recovery Operations and the Build it Back Program are dedicated to helping New Yorkers living in communities affected by Hurricane Sandy rebuild their homes and get their lives back to normal.

Were you impacted by Hurricane Sandy? You may qualify for help from the MCC Rockaway Recovery Fund (ROCKFUND).  

What is the ROCKFUND? The MCC Rockaway Recovery Fund is an emergency fund administered by Margert Community Corporation, and funded by the Robin Hood Foundation and the American Red Cross.

The fund was created to provide immediate financial assistance to homeowners affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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Margert Community Corporation is a New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) Neighborhood Preservation Company, and a HUD approved housing counseling agency, providing comprehensive assistance to persons who want to rent, buy or already own a home, and who seek to be responsible renters, buyers and owners.

View Margert's HUD Comprehensive Housing Counseling Approval certification.

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We are the nonprofit housing agency of the Rockaways, serving the five boroughs of New York City and Long Island.


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Margert serves as the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) service provider for south Queens.


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Register Now for Margert's 2015 FREE Homebuyer Education Classes!


New York Plans Energy Efficiency Upgrades for NYCHA Housing

U.S. Existing Home Sales Hit One-year High in October

Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery Announces $4.5 Million in Improvements to Mott Avenue Corridor

Share of First-Time Home Buyers Hits 27-Year Low

90% of Build It Back Applicants Still Waiting for Aid

State Attorney General Extends Housing Protection Program

Mayor de Blasio Commits to Sweeping Green Buildings Plan

Miss a Payment? Good Luck Moving That Car

Margert Community Corporation
325 Beach 37th Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11691

Phone: 718-471-3724
Fax: 718-471-5342

Email us: info@margert.org

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Margert is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that has been providing neighborhood preservation services, housing assistance, and housing counseling to low-income tenants and homeowners, the elderly, and persons with disabilities since 1980.

View Margert's Mission Statement.

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If you are interested in a career with Margert, please visit our employment opportunities page.

EmPower New York is a program sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). If you are part of a household with a limited income, we help you take control of your energy use. Our BPI accredited staff will evaluate your home and provide energy efficiency services, such as high-efficiency lighting, refrigerator replacement, and insulation, all at no cost to you. Plus, we can show you how to better manage your energy costs. 

HEAP is a federally funded program that assists eligible households with grants to pay their energy heating costs.

Project Warmth helps needy families on Long Island and the Rockaway peninsula get back on track with their utility payments.

Margert provides discretionary services on behalf of the Council of the City of New York, for seniors and youth, as well as community development activities, within the 31st District.



We are a founding member of the Association for Energy Affordability (AEA), a nonprofit training, research and technical services organization that is committed to the principle of using energy efficiency to maintain affordable and healthy housing for low and moderate income families and communities.

First time homebuyer down payment assistance may be available from the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) through Margert's First HOME program.


Margert is a HPD approved housing counseling agency.

All New Yorkers deserve a safe and affordable place to live, in a neighborhood that provides opportunities to succeed. Mayor de Blasio has made the goal of providing every New Yorker with safe, affordable housing a top priority of his administration, and has committed the City to “build or preserve nearly 200,000 affordable units, and help both tenants and small landlords preserve the quality and affordability of their homes.”

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program will distribute $5 billion to the states under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

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