NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF HOUSING & COMMUNITY RENEWAL
DAVID A. PATERSON, GOVERNOR DEBORAHVANAMERONGEN, COMMISSIONER
DHCR is responsible for the development and supervision of affordable low- and moderate- income housing throughout New York State. This includes ensuring that housing is safe, decent and affordable and supporting localities with community revitalization. DHCR accomplishes these tasks through a myriad of programs which function in the State’s 62 counties, all of which have diverse housing and community development needs. In the spring of 2007, the Office of Policy Research and Development (Policy Office) was created to study the long-term housing needs of the State and to help develop appropriate policies which address those needs. Among its initial assignments was the Statewide Affordable Housing Needs Study (Housing Needs Study).