First Time Home Buyer Programs By Town And City Throughout New York State

Learn What’s Available Near You

First time home buyers in New York have many options available to them for help in purchasing their first residence. In addition to the statewide down payment assistance programs offered by the the State of New York Mortgage Agency (SONYMA), there are local housing agencies that provide financial assistance to 1st time property buyers as well.




Contact Info For Local Programs

Follow the various resources below to determine 1st time homebuyer program amounts and requirements in your area:

New York City

New York City homebuying resources
Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City

Bronx

Neighborhood Housing Services – North Bronx
1451 East Gun Hill Road, 2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10469
Phone: (718) 881-1180
Fax: (718) 881-1190

Neighborhood Housing Services – South Bronx
848 Concourse Village West
Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: (718) 992-5959
Fax: (718) 992-6056

Brooklyn

NHS of Bedford Stuyvesant
1012 Gates Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11221
Phone: (718) 919-2100
Fax: (646) 792-4110

NHS of East Flatbush
2806 Church Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Phone: (718) 469-4679
Fax: (646) 469-4743

Neighbors Helping Neighbors
621 DeGraw Street
Bklyn, NY  11217
Phone: (718) 237-2017
Fax: (718) 237-5366

New York (Manhattan)

Asian Americans for Equality
2 Allen Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10002
Phone: (212) 964-2288
Fax: (212) 964-6003

Credit Where Credit Is Due
American Center for Credit Education (ACCE)
2310 N. Maple Ave.
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: (888) 830-3104
Email

Neighborhood Housing Services – Citywide
307 West 36th Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Phone: (212) 519-2500

New York Mortgage Coalition
50 Broad Street, Suite 1402
New York, NY 10004
Phone: (212) 742-0762

Structured Employment Economic Development Corp. (Seedco)
22 Cortlandt Street, 33rd Floor
New York, NY  10007
Phone: (212) 473-0255
Fax: (212) 473-0357
Email

Queens

Neighborhood Housing Services – Jamaica
89-70 162nd Street
Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: (718) 291-7400

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

Staten Island

Neighborhood Housing Services – Staten Island
1205 Castleton Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10310
Phone: (718) 442-8080

Long Island

Centereach

Community Development Corporation of Long Island
2100 Middle Country Road, Suite 300
Centereach, NY 11720
Phone: (631) 471-1215
Fax: (631) 471-3087
Email

Far Rockaway

Margert Community Corporation
325 Beach 37th Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11691-4103
Phone: (718) 471-3724
Fax: (718) 471-5342
Email

Hauppauge

Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc.
180 Oser Avenue
Hauppauge, NY 11788-3709
Phone: (631) 435-4710 x1
Fax: (631) 435-4751
Email

Patchogue

Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk Inc.
31 West Main Street, Suite 300
Patchogue, NY  11772
Phone: (800) 300-4362
Toll-Free: (800) 300-4362
Fax: (631) 289-2178
Email

Hudson Valley

Kingston

Rural Ulster Preservation Company
8 Thompson Street
Catskill, NY  12414
Phone: (518) 943-5170
Email

Monticello

Rural Sullivan Housing Corporation
33 Lakewood Avenue
Monticello, NY  12701
Phone: (845) 794-0348
Fax: (845) 794-3042
Email

White Plains

Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc.
470 Mamaroneck Avenue (main office)
White Plains, NY  10605
Phone: (914) 428-4507
Fax: (914) 428-9455

Yonkers

Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc.
45 Ludlow Street
Yonkers, NY 10705
Phone: (914) 476-5510

Upstate New York

Albany

Affordable Housing Partnership
255 Orange Street
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 434-1730
Fax: (518) 434-1767
Email

Auburn

Cayuga County Homsite Development Corporation
60 Clark Street
Auburn, NY 13021-3343
Phone: (315) 253-8451
Fax: (315) 255-6114
Email

Big Flats

Tri-County Housing Council
143 Hibbard Road
PO Box 451
Big Flats, NY 14814
Phone: (607) 562-2477
Fax: (607) 562-3856
Email

Buffalo

Belmont Shelter Corporation
1195 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14209-2196
Phone: (716) 884-7791
Toll-Free: (800) 836-0335
Fax: (716) 884-8026
Email

Buffalo Urban League
15 East Genesee Street
Buffalo, NY 14203-1405
Phone: (716) 250-2400
Fax: (716) 854-8960
Email

West Side Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.
359 Connecticut Street
Buffalo, NY 14213
Phone: (716) 885-2344 x15
Fax: (716) 885-2346
Email

Cortland

Cortland Housing Assistance Council, Inc.
159 Main Street
Cortland, NY 13045
Phone: (607) 753-8271
Fax: (607) 756-6267
Email

Elizabethtown

Housing Assistance Program of Essex County
103 Hand Ave., PO Box 157
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
Phone: (518) 873-6888
Fax: (518) 873-9102
Email

Geneva

Community Unified Today, Incorporated
152 Genesee Street
PO Box 268
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (315) 781-0534
Toll Free: (877) 819-0534
Fax: (315) 781-6309
Email

Ithaca

Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.
115 West Clinton Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 277-4500
Fax: (607) 277-4536
Email

Lyons

Community Action In Self Help, Inc.
48 Water Street
Lyons, NY 14489-1244
Phone: (315) 946-6992
Fax: (315) 946-3314
Email

Morrisville

Community Action Program for Madison County
3 East Main Street
PO Box 249
Morrisville, NY 13408
Phone: (315) 684-3144 x12
Toll Free: (800) 721-2271
Fax: (315) 684-9650
Email

Niagara Falls

Center City Neighborhood Development Corp.
1824 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14305-2661
Phone: (716) 282-3738
Fax: (716) 282-9607
Email

Norwich

Opportunities For Chenango, Inc.
44 West Main Street
PO Box 470
Norwich, NY 13815-1613
Phone: (607) 334-7114
Fax: (607) 336-6958
Email

Penn Yan

Keuka Housing Council
160 Main Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Phone: (315) 536-8707
Fax: (315) 536-6169
Email

Rochester

Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation
935 East Avenue, Suite 300
Rochester, NY 14607-2216
Phone: (585) 461-4263
Fax: (585) 461-5177
Email

NeighborWorks Rochester
570 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620-1345
Phone: (585) 325-4170
Fax: (585) 325-2587
Email

Schenectady

Better Neighborhoods, Inc.
986 Albany Street
Schenectady, NY 12307
Phone: (518) 372-6469
Fax: (518) 372-6460
Email

Stamford

Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council, Inc.
125 Main Street, Box A
Stamford, NY 12167
Phone: (607) 652-2823
Fax: (607) 652-2825
Email

Syracuse

Home HeadQuarters, Inc.
990 James Street, Suite 100
Syracuse, NY 13203
Phone: (315) 474-1939
Fax: (315) 474-0637

Housing Visions Unlimited, Inc.
1201 East Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13210-1923
Phone: (315) 472-3820
Fax: (315) 471-3921

Utica

UNHS NeighborWorks
1611 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501
Phone: (315) 724-4197 x226
Toll-Free: (866) 724-4197
Fax: (315) 724-1415
Email

Voorheesville

Albany County Rural Housing Alliance, Inc.
24 Martin Road
Voorheesville, NY 12186
Phone: (518) 765-2425
Fax: (518) 765-9014
Email

Program funding and availability is constantly changing. Keep up to date by visiting New York State first time home buyer.

First Time Home Buyers in New York