Margert Community Corporation

Neighborhood Preservation Services and Energy Affordability

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    Margert Staff is Working Remotely to Assist with Your Affordable Housing Needs. Call or Email Us with Your Service Request.

    As New York State moves through the phases of reopening we must continue to be smart and do what’s necessary to protect each other.

    We continue to work - remotely - to assist with your affordable housing needs.

    Please call us at 718-471-3724, or drop an email to [email protected], and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

    Stay safe, stay healthy, and - if you can - stay home!

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    Housing Affordability

    For assistance with tenant issues, the housing lottery, or pre-purchase housing counseling, please click thru this link and submit a Client Intake Form.

    We are working remotely, and will respond via email or telephone as soon as possible.

    For mortgage foreclosure assistance, please use the telephone number or email to the left.


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    Stay Safe with Online Homebuyer Education...

    Our Homebuyer Education seminars are designed to facilitate knowledgeable choices and improve your homebuying experience.

    Margert is a HUD-approved local housing counseing agency that is also approved by HPD to participate in the HomeFirst Down Payment Assistance Program.

    Register Here for our next Homebuyer Education Seminar


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    Energy Affordability

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

    Margert is a Weatherization Assistance Program service provider for South Queens, and an independent contractor for NYSERDA home energy efficiency programs.


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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Strategy

We continue to work - remotely - to assist with your affordable housing needs.

Please call us at 718-471-3724, or drop an email to [email protected], and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Please click thru this link to learn about New York State's vaccination program and make an appointment to get vaccinated.nyc housing connect logo

Need help? Please click thru this link and submit a Client Intake Form.

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay home!


Applying to a New York City Affordable Housing Lottery: Video Guide


09.28.2021 - Uncertain Future For NYC's Program To Bring Dangerous Basement Apartments Up To Code

08.18.2021 - NYC Tenants Can Still Avoid Eviction By Applying For State’s Rental Aid Program

06.17.2021 - Millions fear eviction as housing crisis worsens

06.01.2021 - New Yorkers Can Start To Apply For Emergency Rental Assistance

05.07.2021 - HCR Announces Lottery For Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist In New York City

04.30.2021 - New York Eviction Moratorium Expected to be Extended to Aug. 31

04.28.2021 - Governor Cuomo Announces $98 Million to Fund over 1,000 Affordable Homes Across New York

04.23.2021 - An Emerging Threat to Nonprofit Affordable Housing

03.19.2021 - Eviction 4 Times More Likely In NYC's COVID Hotspots

02.02.2021 - Cuomo Announces $328 Million for Home Heating Aid to Assist New Yorkers


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ACCESS NYC is an online public screening tool that you can use to determine the City, State, and Federal health and human service benefit programs for which you are potentially eligible to enroll.



Quick Email Contacts

We at Margert Community Corporation understand that - especially in this day & age - we want to pick up the telephone (when necessary) and make real contact, with real people, for real solutions to whatever may have prompted us to pick up the phone in the first place. As we primarily administer housing programs & services for units of federal, state and city government, the process requires a level of bureaucratic red tape with which none are comfortable. Without the process, however, the services simply cannot - and will not - happen. To lessen your frustration and expedite service delivery, we strongly encourage initial contact via email. Please use the following email contact links by indicating the nature of the service request in the subject line with details briefly explained in the body of the message (similar contact info along with more complete program descriptions & income qualification guidelines are found on the program pages):

Schedule our next available Housing Counseling Appointment
Request Weatherization Assistance Program Services
Request Specific Services from Other Programs highlighted on the website
Preregister for an upcoming Homebuyer Education Seminar
Preregister for an upcoming Home Maintenance Training and Repair Program class


Quick Internal Links

Are you looking for a specific housing program and/or service directly provided by Margert? Just click thru a link below...

Contracting Opportunities

Residential Energy Efficiency & Healthy Homes

  • Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) - FREE services to reduce the amount of energy required to heat and cool homes and provide hot water, thus reducing energy consumption, while minimizing the impact of higher fuel costs on low income families.
  • NYSERDA - Residents and homeowners can take action to increase the comfort of their homes while lowering energy bills and reducing energy waste.
  • Con Edison Multifamily Energy Efficiency Program (MFEEP) - As a member of the Con Edison Green Team, Margert Community Corporation helps eligible buildings to reduce their energy usage by providing technical services and incentives for the installation of cost-effective energy efficiency improvements.

Housing Rehabilitation - Special Needs

For Senior Homeowners

  • The RESTORE Program (Residential Emergency Services to Offer Repairs to the Elderly) - New York State funds highly qualified nonprofits as local program administrators (LPAs) to effectuate and pay for the cost of emergency repairs to eliminate hazardous conditions in homes owned and occupied by elderly New Yorkers.

For Persons with Physical Disabilities

  • The Access to Home Program - provides funding for NYS LPAs to assist with the cost of accessibility modifications (in private homes or apartments) that are necessary to enable persons with disabilities to safely and comfortably continue to live in their homes and avoid institutional care.

Neighborhood Preservation & Housing Counseling

  • Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP) - state-certified Preservation Companies are funded to provide assistance including affordable housing development and rehabilitation, homebuyer education, pre-purchase counseling, foreclosure prevention counseling, tenant counseling, landlord/tenant mediation, community renewal and development activities, and - when needed - high-quality referrals for legal assistance.
  • Don't lose your home! Here is some guidance on default and foreclosure prevention for New Yorkers. Foreclosure prevention counseling services are provided free of charge by nonprofit housing counseling agencies working in partnership with the Federal Government. There is no need to pay a private company for these services. This HUD link will take you to a page with state-specific search criteria to help you find a conveniently located housing counseling agency.
  • New York State HOME Program - provides funding for NYS LPAs to acquire, rehabilitate, or construct affordable housing, or to provide purchase assistance to low and moderate income homebuyers and renters.

Housing Counseling Program

  • Margert's highly-qualified HUD-certified counselors provide guidance and information to help families and individuals improve their housing conditions and meet the responsibilities of tenancy and homeownership.
  • Pre-purchase Homebuyer Education and Counseling - prospective homebuyers just starting the home purchase process are encouraged to call and set up a one-on-one pre-purchase appointment with a certified housing counselor. This is the perfect starting point for future homebuyers to learn about the services offered at Margert, obtain an overview of the home buying process, discuss the availability of purchase assistance grants (if any), examine affordable loan products, and work up a mortgageability assessment to help you determine how much home you can afford.