Formed in 1998, the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) is the trade association for New York’s affordable housing industry statewide.
Our 375 members include for-profit and nonprofit developers, lenders, investors, syndicators, attorneys, architects and others active in the financing, construction, and operation of affordable housing. Together, NYSAFAH’s members are responsible for most of the housing built in New York State with federal, state, or local subsidies.

House New York (HNY), a 501c3 affiliate of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH), is focusted on education, outreach, and research realted to affordable housing in our communities. From broadband to voter enrollment to combatting NIMBYISM, HNY works to improve the lives of affordable housing residents and communities.


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NYS ERAP for Landlords - Important Information/Updates»

OTDA Updates on ERAP:

Hard copy Application Guides in English and translated languages for reference guide (attached and listed below). As a reminder, these documents are intended to help application assistors and will not be accepted as an application for ERAP.


Contact information to assist in answering questions for landlord, CBO or client specific questions, may contact the staff listed below. Individuals should first contact the call center for assistance. The staff listed below can help troubleshoot broad-based questions.

Landlord specific questions – contact Ken Crannell @ kenneth.crannell@otda.ny.gov
CBO's specific questions – contact Rick Umholtz @ richard.umholtz@otda.ny.gov
Client specific questions – contact Jamie Salm @ Jamie.Salm@otda.ny.gov

I also want to remind you of a number of other important resources available to you on the OTDA website. Links to flyers, social media graphics and these new videos can be found on our Information for Providers Page.

Call center phone number: 844-691-RENT (844-691-7368).

  • 07-12-2021
New York HCR Announces Awards to Create Affordable Housing»

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $98 million has been awarded to create 1,054 affordable homes in 20 separate developments across New York. This funding will help revitalize communities, fight homelessness, and expand access to energy-efficient, affordable housing opportunities.

  • Chris Widelo
  • 04-28-2021
Commentary: Housing plan will aid New York state in more ways than one»

New York is facing an unprecedented fiscal crisis. The upcoming state budget is expected to be one of the most painful in our history, and it may be impossible to fund every worthy initiative. Still, housing is too important to suffer this fate.

  • Jolie Milstein
  • 12-14-2020
Conference &   Events VIEW ALL
NYSAFAH Annual Fall Golf Outing
  • Oct. 18

10:00 AM - TEE OFF at 11! Lake Isle Country Club, Eastchester, NY. Registration and more information HERE.

NYSAFAH Reception @ SOMOS | Affordable Housing Broadband Initiative
  • November 5

NYSAFAH is hosting a networking reception at the SOMOS Puerto Rico Conference to share our recommendations for a New York State Affordable Housing Broadband Initiative (AHBI) - an approach to use federal funds to close the digital divide in affordable housing throughout the state.   REGISTER HERE

NYSAFAH Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing Development
  • Nov. 9

6:00 PM - The Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, Grand Ballroom, NYC. This year's honorees, sponsorship and registration HERE

Networking Breakfast for Members
  • Dec. 2

8:00 AM - Networking and registration. Program (in formation) at 8:45. Registration and information coming soon.