NYS HCR Unified Funding Round RFP 2017

The competitive round of funding  that includes 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) has been released.  This is a major source of funds to develop supportive housing to meet New York State’s commitment to build 6,000 units of supportive housing over five years.  That commitment is demonstrated by an increase in the supportive housing set-aside for LIHTC, from $4 million to $5 million out of an estimated total of $28 million. 

Other capital resources are available through the Unified Funding Round, including:

There are three separate deadlines for the application, including one specific to shovel-ready supportive housing projects:

  • Early Award Projects –  by 5:00 PM, October 5, 2017
  • Early Round Empire State Supportive Housing Projects (ESSHI) – by 5:00 PM, November 7, 2017
  • Other capital applications – by 5:00 PM, December 5, 2017

Supportive housing projects not ready for the early round may apply before the regular deadline of December 5, 2017.

To read the full RFP and access other resources on HCR’s website please click here

Application Workshops

  • ALBANY – Friday, September 8: 10:00 am, Hampton Plaza Ballroom, 38-40 State Street
  • NYC – Monday, September 11: 10:00 am, 5th Floor Hearing Room, 25 Beaver Street (Seating is very limited, so if you wish to attend, you must pre-register by contacting Ms. Eneida Ramos at 212-480-7165 or by email at, between the hours of 9:00am to 4:00pm.)
  • ROCHESTER – Thursday, September 7: 10:00 am, Rochester City Council Chambers, City Hall – Rm 302, 30 Church Street

Prior to the applicable application deadlines, prospective applicants may submit questions to Answers to questions submitted by email will be posted on the UF 2017 webpage.

For Network Members, particularly those with ESSHI applications pending who are new to this funding opportunity, please contact Steve Piasecki at with questions or for additional resources.