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Homes for Working Families (HWF)







Procurement Agency


Total Annual Award

Up to $30 million is available in SFY 2018-19 through HCR’s Multifamily Open Window RFP. Funding is also available through the Unified Funding RFP.

Tenant Eligibility Criteria

Households with incomes up to 60% AMI.

Eligible Applicants

HWF provides supplemental gap financing to projects funded by a variety of HCR capital programs, including the Supportive Housing Opportunity Program (SHOP).

Funding Award Details

Up to $2.5 million may be awarded to projects in NYC. Up to $6.5 million may be awarded to projects in Westchester, Nassau & Suffolk counties. 

Amount Details

Per-Project Maximum Award: $4 million in the Open Window RFP or $2 million in the Unified Funding RFP.

Per-Residential Unit Maximum Award: Up to $125,000 per housing unit in the Open Window RFP or $25,000 per housing unit in the Unified Funding RFP. 


Dependent on other capital financing.

Network Notes

No more than 50% of total funding may be awarded to any one municipality.


For More Information

Read the 2018 Multifamily Open Window RFP here

Read the 2017 Unified Funding RFP here.

Open Window RFP Contact:

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

Unified Funding RFP Contacts:

Capital District Regional Office
Hampton Plaza, 6thFloor
38-40 State Street
Albany, New York, 12207
Gary VanWormer, Project Manager: (518) 474-5323
Darren Scott, Upstate Development Director East: (518) 485-7608
Counties Served: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren and Washington.

New York City Regional Office
25 Beaver Street, 7th Floor 64
New York, NY 10004, (212) 480-4543
Paula Friday, Project Manager (212) 480-7158
Counties Served: Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland and Westchester.

Buffalo Regional Office
Electric Building, Suite 105
535 Washington Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14203
Leonard Skrill, Upstate Director of Development: (716) 847-3926
Counties Served: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates

Syracuse Regional Office
620 Erie Boulevard West, Suite 312
Syracuse, New York 13204
Leonard Skrill, Upstate Director of Development: (716) 847-3926
Lois Holden, Senior Project Manager: (315) 478-7179 x 219
Kathleen Karpinski, Senior Project Manager: (315) 478-7179 x 217
Counties Served: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Franklin, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, St. Lawrence, Tioga and Tompkins.

Last updated: 04/02/2019

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