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Margert Community Corporation

Serving the Five Boroughs of NYC and Long Island

 

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Federal, State & City Agencies, Initiatives & Interactive Tools

  • Benefits.gov offers information on more than 1,000 Federal and state benefit programs. Simply complete the free and confidential questionnaire and our prescreening tool will generate a tailored list of programs just for you.

  • NY Housing Search - NYHousingSearch.gov is a FREE public service provided by New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR).

  • Home-buyer Education and Counseling - Fannie Mae recognizes that high-quality education and counseling can provide the borrower with the additional information and resources to make informed decisions that support long-term homeownership sustainability.

  • Home Counselor Online™ (HCO®) is a dynamic, free, and efficient web-based means of bringing housing professionals together to help consumers prepare, apply, and receive affordable home loans – as well as provide the post-purchase support necessary to remain successful homeowners.

  • Low Income Housing - Finding affordable housing has become a priority in this economy. LowIncomeHousing.us is the premiere online resource of affordable housing options.

  • Fannie Mae HomePath

  • Fannie Mae Homeowners & Communities

  • Freddie Mac Homeowership Tools

  • Grants.gov is your place to FIND and APPLY for federal grants (Most funding opportunities on Grants.gov are only eligible to organizations, but there are opportunities for individuals. Review the Check Your Eligibility page to learn about how to find the specific eligibility requirements for an opportunity you're interested in.)

  • (Visit the Grants.gov Blog to get up-to-date status of upcoming maintenance and outages.)

  • The Housing Partnership has been partnering with the City and State of New York, developers, financial institutions, and community groups to provide affordable homes to hardworking New Yorkers for 32 years.

  • New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is the largest municipal housing preservation and development agency in the nation.

  • NYC Housing Connect - search, select & apply for affordable housing in NYC

  • The mission of the Department for the Aging (DFTA) is "to work for the empowerment, independence, dignity and quality of life of New York City's diverse older adults and for the support of their families through advocacy, education and the coordination and delivery of services."

  • The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) supports New York City youth and their families by funding a wide range of high-quality youth and community development programs.

  • The New York City Housing Authority's mission is to increase opportunities for low and moderate income New Yorkers by providing safe, affordable housing and facilitating access to social and community services.

  • The NYC Office of Emergency Management plans and prepares for emergencies, educates the public about preparedness, coordinates emergency response and recovery, and collects and disseminates emergency information.

  • New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) consists of all the State's major housing and community renewal agencies, including The Affordable Housing Corporation, The Division of Housing and Community Renewal, Housing Finance Agency, State of New York Mortgage Agency, Housing Trust Fund Corporation and others.

  • New York's State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) helps communities identify, evaluate, preserve, and revitalize their historic, archeological, and cultural resources.

  • The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, known as NYSERDA, promotes energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources (Find the program that best suits your needs.)

  • Residents and homeowners can take action to increase the comfort of their homes while lowering energy bills and reducing energy waste.

  • The LIFE Webinar Series serves as a venue for communicating information on assistance programs and current topics relevant to the low-income energy field to those involved in addressing the energy needs of low-income energy consumers.

  • ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency.

  • The NY-Sun Initiative is part of the Governor Cuomo’s commitment to protect the environment and lower energy costs for all New Yorkers by improving the efficiency and reliability of the electric grid.

  • The official website of the City of New York

  • OneNYC envisions how the physical city should be shaped to address a range of social, economic, and environmental issues while building on New York City’s strengths.

  • The official website of New York State

  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  • HUD's Office of Housing provides vital public services through its nationally administered programs.

  • HUD Office of Housing Counseling

  • The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) supports the Department's efforts to help create cohesive, economically healthy communities.

  • USA.gov organizes government information and services and makes them accessible to the public anytime, anywhere

  • Visit The Edge, PD&R's online magazine.

  • Low rent apartment search - the government gives funds directly to apartment owners, who lower the rents they charge low-income tenants. You can find low-rent apartments for senior citizens and people with disabilities, as well as for families and individuals.

 

National, Regional & Local Nonprofit Networks of Housing Assistance Providers & Helpful Links

  • The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors (check out the Red Cross response to Hurricane Sandy).

  • The Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. (AEA) is dedicated to achieving energy efficiency in new and existing buildings in order to foster and maintain affordable and healthy housing and communities, especially those of low-income.

  • The Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD) works to build the strength of the community development movement in New York City. Check out their 'press' postings - it's a MUST read if you want to stay informed.

  • Arverne View was originally constructed in 1974. It was financed through City and Federal funds for the benefit of working-class New Yorkers. After a large-scale, complete rehabilitation of the property in 2013, Arverne View has been transformed into a model of urban design with 1,100 residential units in 11 buildings.

  • The Building Performance Institute (BPI) is the nation's premier credentialing, quality assurance and standards setting organization for home performance and weatherization professionals.

  • Since 2008, the Center for NYC Neighborhoods (CNYCN) has been committed to promoting and protecting affordable homeownership for New Yorkers.

  • CNYCN and its Network Partners offer high-quality housing counseling and legal services, free of charge, to New York homeowners.

  • Founded in 1976 in the midst of New York's fiscal crisis, City Limits exists to inform democracy and equip citizens to create a more just city.

  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield: Member Log-in

  • Empire Justice Center is a statewide, multi-issue, multi-strategy public interest law firm focused on changing the “systems” within which poor and low income families live.

  • Established in 1956, Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide.

  • Friends of Rockaway (FoR) is a community-based nonprofit organization founded in response to the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy on the Rockaway Peninsula.

  • FUND E-Z Development Corporation - in an industry of overpriced and cumbersome products, FUND E-Z provides superior customer value to thousands of nonprofits nationwide.

  • GRID Alternatives' mission is to make renewable energy technology and training available to underserved communities.

  • GuideStar gathers and disseminates information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization.

  • Habitat for Humanity New York City transforms lives by building quality homes with families in need and by uniting all New Yorkers around the cause of affordable housing.

  • Home Energy magazine’s mission is to disseminate objective and practical information on residential energy efficiency, performance, comfort, and affordability.

  • The mission of Idealist is to close the gap between intention and action by connecting people, organizations, ideas, and resources.

  • Lawyers Alliance for New York is the leading provider of legal services for nonprofit organizations that are improving the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods.

  • Legal Services for the Elderly in Queens (LSEQ) - JASA's LSEQ provides free legal services for adults, age 60+, who live in the borough of Queens.

  • KnowledgePlex® is designed to support the efforts of practitioners, grantors, policy makers, scholars, investors, and others involved or interested in the fields of affordable housing and community development.

  • LawHelpNY is an online tool for helping low-income New Yorkers solve their legal problems.

  • The mission of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) is to ensure the provision of reliable, economical and responsive electric service to 1.1 million customers on Long Island and in the Rockaways.

  • Make Room partners with and convenes corporations, policymakers, nonprofit organizations and advocates to raise awareness in support of the 11 million families struggling to make rent.

  • Since 1893, The Municipal Art Society of New York has been dedicated to safeguarding the city’s past while advancing the best ideas for tomorrow.

  • The National Housing Resource Center (NHRC) is an advocate for the nonprofit housing counseling industry, as well as for housing consumers, for communities of color, for the elderly, and for under-served populations.

  • The National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling are a set of guidelines for quality homeownership and counseling services. Industry professionals who adopt these standards can be trusted to provide consistent, high quality advice. Visit Margert's web listing or view the pdf []

  • National Grid USA Service Company, Inc. offers gas service in Nassau, Suffolk and the Rockaways. They ave programs and services to help you take greater control of your energy use and bills.

  • Network for Good’s nonprofit donor-advised fund uses the Internet and mobile technology to securely and efficiently distribute thousands of donations from donors to their favorite charities each year.

  • New Economy Project works with community groups to build a new economy that works for all, based on principles of cooperation, democracy, equity, racial justice, and ecological sustainability.

  • The Neighborhood Preservation Coalition of New York State, Inc. is a statewide membership organization of community-based, not-for-profit housing companies and other interested parties committed to revitalizing New York State’s urban and suburban areas.

  • New York Connect (NYCT) gives users a real choice for Internet in New York. They set the industry standard for Internet Solution Providers (ISP).

  • The Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Inc. (NPCC) is the voice and information source for New York nonprofits.

  • New York State Coalition for Excellence in Homeownership Education (NYS CXHE) is a coalition of not-for-profit housing counseling agencies throughout New York State that provide homeownership education and counseling.

  • The NYS Weatherization Directors Association (NYSWDA) is a recognized leader in reducing energy dependency for low income families and individuals.

  • The NYU Furman Center advances research and debate on housing, neighborhoods, and urban policy. Visit Margert's Furman link on the web or view the pdf [pdf logo for external links]

  • The Parish Service Corporation provides the highest quality professional risk management services, insurance and protection programs that are tailored and sensitive to the unique issues, relationships and risks of Catholic non-profit organizations.

  • The New York State Community Action Association (NYSCAA) was created in 1987 to provide New York State Community Action Agencies with information, professional development, and technical assistance to enhance the capacity of agencies to serve as effective, responsive community resources.

  • The primary mission of the New York State Department of Public Service is to ensure affordable, safe, secure, and reliable access to electric, gas, steam, telecommunications, and water services for New York State’s residential and business consumers, while protecting the natural environment.

  • Since 1970 the Parodneck Foundation has played a pivotal role in helping tens of thousands of low and moderate income households obtain and preserve decent, safe, affordable housing and has provided crucial support to many important planning and community development projects.

  • The Rockaway Times was launched on June 26, 2014 because Kevin Boyle recognized that the Rockaways was calling out for a new, fresh voice.

  • South Brooklyn Legal Services provides legal assistance to low-income individuals and groups with legal advice and referral, representation in court and before administrative agencies, and help with community development and education projects.

  • Rebuilding Together NYC is a nonprofit organization for safe and healthy housing that provides repairs and modifications to low-income homes and nonprofit facilities.

  • Robin Hood is New York's largest poverty-fighting organization, and since 1988 has focused on finding, funding and creating programs and schools that generate meaningful results for families in New York's poorest neighborhoods (check out the Robin Hood response to Hurricane Sandy).

  • St. Mary Star of the Sea and St. Gertrude Parish has been serving the spiritual and temporal needs of the people of Far Rockaway, Queens, since 1847 (check out the parish history).

  • The Tablet is the newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn, serving Brooklyn and Queens since 1908.

  • The Wave, Rockaway's newspaper since 1893, and our best source of local news, advertising, and information.