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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NYSAFAH Announces 2021 Awards for Excellence Honorees!»

At NYSAFAH'S ANNUAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING 2021 which will be held in-person for fully vaccinated attendees at The Yale Club in New York City, we are proud to recognize the following honorees:

Advocate of the Year
Richard M. Froehlich

Project of the Year in the Downstate Region
Chestnut Commons, Brooklyn, NY
Developed by MHANY Management Inc., Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, and Urban Builders Collaborative

Project of the Year in the Upstate Region
Jefferson Avenue Apartments, Buffalo, NY
Developed by People, Inc.

NFP of the Year
Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.

MWBE of the Year
Ericka Keller, Brisa Builders

Lifetime Achievement Award
Duncan Barrett

  • 10-19-2021
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
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New York State Advocacy Training
  • November 30th and December 7th

NYSAFAH has organized a two-part virtual briefing on how to advocate on affordable housing issues. We will cover the legislative process in New York, who are the key power-brokers, and how to build and maintain effective relationships with legislators and their staff. This professional development opportunity is open to all NYSAFAH members and their staff who are interested in developing their advocacy skills on state level issues.

Tuesday, November 30th @ 1pm: Legislating and Budgeting Making in New York State
Tuesday, Deceember 7th @ 1pm: Key Players and Legislative Relationships

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Network | NYSAFAH Joint Event - NYC Council Speaker Forum
  • Dec. 2

8:00 AM - Hosted jointly by The Network (Suppotive Housing Network of New York) and NYSAFAH at The Yale Club in New York City, this event will feature key NYC Council Speaker candidates, moderated by Ben Max of the Gotham Gazette. Details and registration HERE.