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Federal Housing Trust Fund (Federal HTF)







Procurement Agency


Total Annual Award

$21.8 million is available in SFY 2018-19 through HCR's Multifamily Open Window RFP.

Tenant Eligibility Criteria

Households with income up to 30% AMI.

Eligible Applicants

Federal HTF will provide financing assistance for development acquisition, hard, and related soft costs, and operating cost assistance/reserves. It is expected that the project will also include units for households over 30% AMI, financed by other programs. Financing is only available for site-specific multifamily rental housing that will have first mortgages financed by tax-exempt or taxable bonds issued by HFA. Integrated Supportive Housing Projects are a priority.

Funding Award Details

This program was created through the 2008 Housing and Economic Recovery Act to finance housing for people with the lowest incomes. Federal HTF is allocated to states by a federal formula. The funds available have tripled over the past year.

Amount Details

Per unit maximum award varies from $85,000 to $200,000, depending on unit size and geography. Refer to the 2016 New York State HTF Allocation Plan for more detail. 


Minimum 30 year regulatory agreement.

Network Notes

At least 50% of the units in the project must be affordable to households with incomes up to 60% AMI.

The Network encourages supportive housing developers to use this funding to ensure that the project is affordable for extremely low income tenants. We would like to see this federal funding stream continue to expand over time. 

For More Information

Read the 2018 Open Window RFP here.

Read the 2016 New York State HTF Allocation Plan here

Leora Jontef
Vice President, Multifamily Finance - New Construction
New York State Homes and Community Renewal
(212) 872-0537 

Last updated: 06/25/2018

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