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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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).