Loans and Grants to Keep Homes Healthy and Safe

This brochure provides information about low-interest loans and grants to help owners of homes and apartment buildings in New York City fix health and safety hazards. Owners may be eligible even if they don’t earn enough to qualify for a typical bank loan.

Loans and grants can be used to:
• Repair lead paint hazards
• Replace or repair leaky roofs or
• Replace old windows
• Upgrade electrical wiring
• Make repairs and upgrades to meet
New York City Housing Code

Click here to learn more.

Upcoming Events at Legal Hand: Know Your Rights (10/16), Medicare Part D (10/18), Advance Directives Workshop (11/9)


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Apply for the Homeowner Tax Credit

If you own a house that is listed on the State and National Registers of
Historic Places individually or is contributing to a listed historic district and
located in an eligible census tract, you may qualify for a state historic
rehabilitation tax credit equal to 20% of the repair costs.

▪ You must own and live in the house.
▪ The repair costs must exceed $5,000 and you must spend at least 5% on exterior work.
▪ All the work must be approved by the Division for Historic Preservation before you begin.
A wide range of work items are eligible, including the repair of walls, floors, chimneys, doors and windows as well as new roofs, mechanical systems, electrical wiring and plumbing. The credit does not cover work outside the house, such as landscaping, fencing and new additions.

For more information, download the Homeowner Tax Credit Handout. Enclosed is the NYS Tax Credit Application Form.

For tax credit information, applications and assistance, click here or call 518-237-8643.

Announcement: Con Edison scheduled work on 1/30/2017 in the 35th Council District

Con Edison has scheduled repair work at the locations listed below on Monday, January 30, 2017:

  • 482 to 504 Classon Avenue
  • 110 Cambridge Place
  • 1540 President Street
  • 1468 Union Street
  • 1476 Union Street

They will be posting the NYPD ‘No Parking’ signs no later than Saturday, January 28, 2017, giving residents notification of the parking restriction.

Please note: If their scheduled repairs extend beyond Monday, January 30, 2017, they will post the “No Parking’ signs for the subsequent days needed to make the repairs.

Brooklyn Residents Can Get Up To $20,000 To Repair Their Homes.

Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush and the Affordable Housing Corporation are proud to present the AHC Home Repair grant for houses, condos and co-ops in Brooklyn. .  Income limits apply.  Applications are selected in a lottery process. Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by Nov. 13. See flyer for details. 

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