Making the South End a great place to live, play and grow.

 

Programs


SEIC operatesHome Maintenance and Home Improvementprograms and administers CDTA's Homeowner Transit Use Incentive Program.These programs are detailed below.  


Home Maintenance


Our Home Maintenance and Security (HMS) Program provides up to $1,000 to South End homeowners for maintenance.  Preference is given to the elderly and disabled.  Eligible maintenance activities include cleaning, taking protective measures and replacing appliances. 


Alb-Sch-Troy MSA Income Limits, effective 6/1/16
Household SizeIncome Limit
1$46,950
2$52,500
3$59,050
4$65,600
5$70,850
6$76,100
7$81,350
8$86,600


HARP IV    


Our HARP IV Program, funded by the NYS Homes and Community Renewal, will be used to improve 16 homes over the next two years.  To qualify, you must own and reside in a one - four home and meet the program's income criteria:


HARP Income Limits - June 2016
1$46,950
2$52,500
3$59,050
4$65,600
5$70,850
6$76,100
7$81,350
8$86,600


Home improvement funding can be used to repair/replace major systems, including roofs, boilers, furnaces and electrical or plumbing problems. It can also be used for abate lead, energy efficiency improvements, modernization and accessibility.    

Grant funds are available from $5,000 to a maximum of $40,000.  We operate this program in partnership with other grantors, such as the Albany Community Development Agency, the Albany Community Action Program and the Affordable Housing Partnership to pool funding to meet the needs of your home.  


Home Improvement Program   


Our new Home Improvement Program, funded by the NYS Affordable Housing Corporation (AHC), will be used to improve 20 homes over the next two years.  To qualify, you must own and reside in a single-family home in the South End and meet the program's income criteria:


AHC Area Income Limits, Albany County
Household SizeIncome Limit
1$51,878
2$59,315
3$66,752
4$74,099
5

$80,102

6$86,016
7$91,930
8$97,843


Home improvement funding can be used to correct basic structural defects or repair basic building systems, abate lead, provide energy efficiency improvements, and make homes accessible for the frail elderly and disabled.    


Grant funds are available from $5,000 to a maximum of $40,000.  We operate this program in partnership with other grantors, such as the Albany Community Development Agency, the Albany Community Action Program and the Affordable Housing Partnership to pool funding to meet the needs of your home.  


CDTA Homeowner Incentive


The South End Improvement Corporation administers the Capital District Transportation Authority’s (CDTA) Homeowner Transit Use Incentive Program which encourages home ownership in transit-supportive neighborhoods.  New South End homeowners can receive two free bus passes for up to two years.  There are no income restrictions.  Recipients are required to occupy their new home for at least 24 months from the date of purchase.


For more information, contact CDTA at (518) 437-6865.