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Weatherization Grants in New York State

Governor Paterson announced today $60.3 million in additional stimulus booty to weatherize low-income housing in New York State.

Here’s the list of recipients:

    Funding highlights include:

  • $15 million to weatherize 2,143 units of LIHC and HUD portfolios in NYC. The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and Enterprise will form a partnership to deliver services and NYC’s Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) will provide support.
  • $9 million to weatherize 1,253 units of supportive housing and project-based Section 8 properties. The Association for Energy Affordability is partnering with the Supportive Housing Network of New York to weatherize units in NYC, Rockland, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
  • $4 million to People’s Equal Action and Community Effort (PEACE) to weatherize 800 units of Project-Based Section 8 housing in Onondaga and surrounding Central NY counties.
  • $3.1 million to weatherize 477 units of the Rural Development Section 515 multi-family portfolio. Genesee Valley Rural Preservation Council will serve as sub grantee to weatherize the units which are located in 65 buildings across 16 sites in Livingston, Wyoming, Erie, Monroe, Orleans and Genesee Counties.
  • $2.7 million to weatherize 424 units of a combination of Public Housing, LIHC, and Section 515 in Orange, Ulster and Dutchess Counties. New sub grantee Affordable Housing Concepts will provide WAP services.
  • $3 million for the Community Preservation Corporation to weatherize 418 units of multi-family affordable housing across the Central and Western NY regions.

Kevin Johnson, the target of fired Americorp inspector general Gerald Walpin, is on the board of directors of Local Iniatives Support Corporation.

Every penny of weatherization money to the states needs to be audited. Who knows how this is going to be spent?

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