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Local agencies get $1.5 million in affordable housing funds

Four affordable housing programs in Western New York will receive more than $1.5 million in state funding, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s office announced Friday.

• ACCORD Corp. in Allegany County will receive $400,000 to help 18 homeowners rehabilitate their homes. The community action agency was founded in 1972 and works to alleviate poverty and stimulate economic growth.

• Cattaraugus Community Action in Cattaraugus County will receive another $400,000. That money will go toward needed repairs on the homes of 16 low income, frail or elderly residents in the City of Olean.

• In Buffalo, the Broadway Fillmore Neighborhood Housing Service has been granted $315,000 that will assist 10 homeowners in the Broadway Fillmore neighborhood.

• Neighborhood Housing Services of South Buffalo will receive $400,000, which will cover renovations for 10 low-income, elderly and frail homeowners.

The funding comes from the New York State Home and Community Renewal’s HOME program, which increases safe, affordable housing throughout New York. The HOME program is administered by the New York State Housing Trust Fund Corp.

A total of 51 projects will share $17 million in HOME funds from the New York State Homes and Community Renewal, the state’s housing division. The money will provide more than 700 affordable housing opportunities through home rehabilitation, home downpayments and the construction of new homes across the state.