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New York City (Queens) Housing Resources

Queens Community House, INC.
Forest Hills Community Center

108-25 62nd Drive
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 718-592-5757
Fax: 718-592-2933
Pomonok Community Center
67-09 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367
(718) 591-6060
The Community House provides hands-on help with housing-related problems and entitlements. They specialize in helping seniors obtain SCRIE (Senior Citizens Rent Increase Exemption) and other housing-related benefits and assistance.

Queens Legal Services Corp-Housing Unit
Long Island City Office

42-15 Crescent Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (718) 392-5646
South Jamaica Office
89-00 Sutphin Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11435
(718) 657-8611
Queens Legal Services Corporation provides representation to low-income people throughout Queens County. The legal problems it handles often involve housing, government benefits, and family matters.

Neighborhood Housing Services Of Northern Queens
60-20 Woodside Ave
2nd Floor
Woodside, NY 11377
Phone: (718) 457-1017
Fax: (718) 457-1247
The organization's mission is to increase and protect investment in the neighborhoods it serves by creating, promoting and preserving affordable housing, educating residents, and supporting neighborhood self-reliance. NHSNQ offers services ranging from pre-purchase counseling, mortgage assistance, and rehabilitation loans to a series of educational courses designed to assist residents with purchasing and maintaining a home.

HomeSmartNY is New York State’s largest network of professional, unbiased nonprofit homeownership advisors. Our network of over 70 nonprofit organizations delivers trustworthy, up-to-the minute classes and one-on-one coaching that puts homebuyers fully in charge of the complex process of choosing a Realtor, selecting a home, finding the best financing, and being prepared to succeed at homeownership in the long term.

GreenPath Financial Wellness
175 Remsen St    
Suite 1102    
Brooklyn, NY 11201    
(866) 290-7339
GreenPath, Inc. is a 501(c)3, non-profit financial counseling organization that provides consumers with comprehensive financial education, financial counseling and debt management services including in person and phone assistance with homebuyer education, foreclosure prevention, credit reports, credit card debt and student loans.

New York Mortgage Coalition
50 Broad St, Suite 1402    
New York, NY 10004    
Phone: 212-742-0762
The New York Mortgage Coalition is a unique non-profit collaboration of financial institutions and community housing counseling agencies dedicated to helping low to moderate-income families become first-time homebuyers in the New York City metro area. Through financial workshops and one-on-one counseling, NYMC’s 11 housing agencies prepare qualified borrowers for responsible homeownership through all five boroughs of New York City and Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties.

Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica, Inc.
89-70 162nd St.
Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: (718) 291-7400
Fax: (718) 298-6505
NHS offers homeownership education, counseling, technical and financial assistance to low- and moderate-income residents.

Northwest Queens Hosing Corp.
31-14 30th Ave
2nd Floor
Astoria, NY 11102
Phone: (718) 728-6886
Programs and services are offered to create affordable housing options and to help clients find other needed social services. We assist clients in applying for a variety of economic relief programs, such as Section 8, IT-214 tax credits, HEAP, STAR, and public housing.

Woodside On The Move
Suite 5
Woodside, NY 11377
Phone: (718) 476-8449
Maintaining decent, affordable housing is an important aspect of our mission. WOTM has provided assistance to the community in housing, youth services, business, culture, and job placement programs that help both businesses and residents. WOTM's activities include co-ownership of a 78-unit senior residence and also provide tenant and landlord assistance and homeowner financial counseling.

Greater Ridgewood Restoration Corp.
68-56 Forest Ave
Ridgewood, NY 11385
Phone: (718) 366-8721
To insure neighborhood stability and improvement, GRRC provides the following services: landlord/tenant counseling; identification and correction of in-rem/problem buildings, anti-graffiti cleaning program, and marketing of low-interest loans and grants.

Astoria Restoration Association, Inc.
31-28 Ditmars Blvd
Astoria, NY  11105
Phone: (718) 726-0034
Our Housing Program includes Individual Assistance and Referrals, and a substantial amount of Financial Assistance for our low income residents.

Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)
100 Gold Street
New York, NY 10038
Phone: (212) 863-6300
Program: HomeFirst Down Payment Assistance
Type: Down-payment assistance and closing costs

Habitat for Humanity – New York City
334 Furman Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 246-5656
Program: Low income housing assistance
Type: Zero-interest mortgages

Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City
Citywide Office and Homeownership Center

307 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
Phone: (212) 519-2500

Northern Queens Office
60-20 Woodside Avenue, 2nd Floor
Woodside, NY 11377
Phone: (718) 457-1017

Jamaica Office
89-70 162nd Street
Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: (718) 732-8040

Program: GAP Loan
Type: Assistance with down payment and closing costs

Program: HOMEFIRST Loan
Type: Assistance with down payment and closing costs

Program: HAP Loan
Type: Second mortgage at a below-market rate

State of New York Mortgage Agency (SONYMA)
641 Lexington Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (800) 382-HOME (4663)

Program 1: Closing Cost Assistance Loan
(offered for a limited time)
Type: Closing costs financed through a 10-year, forgivable loan

Program 2: Low Interest Rate Program
Type: Below-market rate loan

Program 3: Achieving the Dream
Type: Very low interest loans

Program 4: Construction Incentive Program
Type: Below-market, initial-period interest rate

Margert Community Corporation
325 Beach 37th Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Phone: 718-471-3724
Fax: 718-471-5342
Since 1995 NSCH has coordinated consolidated applications to HUD. This has resulted in over forty-two million dollars in funding for housing and services for the homeless.
Margert's First HOME Program funds are used to provide a first time homebuyer purchase assistance subsidy, in the form of a deferred payment (forgivable) loan.

The Community Preservation Corporation
28 East 28th Street, 9th Floor
New York, New York 10016-7943
Phone: (212) 869-5300
Fax: (212) 683-0694
The Community Preservation Corporation (CPC) mission is to stabilize, strengthen and sustain low and mixed income communities.

Division of Housing & Community Renewal
Hampton Plaza
38-40 State Plaza
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518)473-2526
The Division of Housing and Community Renewal is responsible for the supervision, maintenance and development of affordable low- and moderate-income housing in New York State.

The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy
New York University School of Law
40 Washington Square South, Suite 314-H
New York, NY 10012-1099
Telephone: (212) 998-6713
Fax: (212) 995-4341
Since its founding in 1995, the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy has become the leading academic research center in New York City devoted to the public policy aspects of land use, real estate development and housing.

National Community Reinvestment Coalition
727 15th Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
Voice: (202) 628-8866
Fax: (202) 628-9800
NCRC creates, implements, and supports long-term solutions and strategies that build community and promote individual economic well-being.

National Housing Conference
1801 K Street, NW
Suite M-100
Washington, DC 20006-1301
Phone: (202) 466-2121
Fax: (202) 466-2122
A membership drawn from every industry segment forms the foundation for NHC’s broad, nonpartisan advocacy for national policies and legislation that promote suitable housing in a safe, decent environment.

The National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling
1325 G Street, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 1-866-472-9477
The National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling are a set of guidelines for quality homeownership education and counseling services.

Neighborhood Works
1325 G St., NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005-3100
Phone: (202) 220-2300
Fax: (202) 376-2600
A national nonprofit organization created by Congress to provide financial support, technical assistance, and training for community-based revitalization efforts.

New York City Affordable Housing Resource Center
At the New York City Affordable Housing Resource Center you will find information on all aspects of City housing, including renting an apartment, buying a home, and apartment maintenance issues.

641 Lexington Avenue
4th Floor
New York, NY  10022
Telephone: (212) 688-4000
Fax: (212) 872-0789
Providing affordable housing solutions for New York State.

New York State Association for Affordable Housing
5925 Broadway, Bronx, NY 10463
Phone: (718) 432-2100
Fax: (718) 432-2400
The New York State Association for Affordable Housing, is a trade association for private sector organizations throughout New York State that are involved in affordable housing.

The NYS Rural Housing Coalition, Inc.
79 N. Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12207
Ph: (518) 458-8696
Fax: (518) 458-8896
The NYS Rural Housing Coalition, Inc. is a network of rural housing professionals who work toward a common goal: to design, develop, finance, build and manage affordable housing to meet the diverse needs of rural New Yorkers.

Westhab Inc.
85 Executive Boulevard
Elmsford, New York 10523
Phone: (914)345-2800
Fax: (914)345-3139
Westhab's mission is to provide safe, affordable housing and supportive services as needed, to help people improve their quality of life; and to help create secure communities in under-served neighborhoods.