Albany Community Development Agency

The Albany Community Development Agency (ACDA)

The Albany Community Development Agency (ACDA) revitalizes Albany neighborhoods and homes in a variety of ways, through its management of funds received primarily through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

Encouraging Home Improvements and Ownership

HUD funds support home ownership and provide resources for essential home improvements for residents with low to moderate incomes. ACDA programs include those that:

  • rehab homes 
  • make emergency repairs, including for seniors
  • make homes lead-safe
  • make homes accessible to people with disabilities
  • help pay for down payments to purchase homes
  • assist landlords in rehabbing rental units

Distributing Community Grants

HUD funds also support Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs awarded to community groups, non-profits, and businesses that work to combat blight, reduce homelessness, and improve the safety and economic health of all City neighborhoods. ACDA expands the impact of these grants by creating partnerships and securing funding with all levels of government, nonprofits, and private institutions. 

PY 2023 Draft Action Plan

Notice of Funding Opportunity (HOME-ARP)

To address the need for homelessness assistance and supportive services, Congress appropriated $5 billion in ARP funds to be administered through HOME to perform four activities that must primarily benefit qualifying individuals and families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or in other vulnerable populations. These activities include: 

  1. Development and Support of Affordable Housing
  2. Provision of Supportive Services
  3. Acquisition and Development of Non-Congregate Shelter Units 

The program described in this notice for the use of the $5 billion in ARP funds is the HOME-American Rescue Plan or “HOME-ARP.” The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the Consortium $3,339,954 through the HOME Investment Partnerships American Rescue Plan Program (HOME-ARP). 

On behalf of the City of Albany’s HOME-ARP Program, CARES of NY is issuing a 2nd request for proposals for projects that seek to provide an activity listed above. Each eligible activity has their own application that is linked below.

  1. Development of Affordable Housing
  2. Acquisition and Development of Non-Congregate Shelter
  3. Supportive Services - Eviction Prevention

Applications are due September 28th, 2023 by 4:00pm via e-mail to

By issuing this Request for Proposals, it is the City of Albany’s intent to identify those projects which significantly address the City of Albany’s priorities written and approved by HUD in the Allocation Plan. Before projects are recommended to the City, all information requested in this Project Application must be provided. If funded, agencies will be considered HOME-ARP Subrecipients. 

It is estimated that a Subrecipient Agreement will be awarded in time for implementation to begin Fall/Winter 2023. 

All applicants must refer to the HOME-ARP NOFO Notice: CPD-21-10 and the Consortium’s approved Allocation Plan which are linked in the resource document below. 

*Please note: Coordinated Entry and Provider Training as noted in the Allocation Plan are not included in this round of RFP’s

Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) for Program Year 2022 (Year 48)

The City of Albany Housing and Community Development Agency which administers the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program, and the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) Program is required to produce a Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) for Program Year 2022 (Year 48) which started on June 1, 2022 and ended on May 31, 2023.

Beginning August 15, 2023, the draft Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the above period will be available for review by the public at the City of Albany Community Development Agency’s website and also at their offices located at 200 Henry Johnson Blvd. 

Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report  (CAPER) Year 48 (2022)

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The City of Albany annually receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The City maximizes the benefits of these funds by partnering with local non-profit organizations to conduct eligible Public Services activities.  This booklet contains information on CDBG, eligible and ineligible activities, and the application for submitting a proposal for Program Year 49 grants. 

Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO)

Completed applications and all required attachments must be physically received (postmark not acceptable) at the Community Development Grants Administration office no later than 4:00 pm on January 31, 2023.  No extensions will be granted and late applications will not be accepted.

About the Albany Community Development Agency (ACDA)

Albany Community Development Agency (ACDA) revitalizes our neighborhoods by increasing home ownership, providing resources for home and community improvements, and connecting partners to facilitate quality of life projects and workforce opportunities for residents with low to moderate incomes.

Federal Funding

ACDA secures and manages millions of dollars in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds each year-which are allocated to sub-recipients through strategic grants, or to the community through housing programs, and Citywide neighborhood development or public improvement projects. These funds are often times combined with other funding sources to maximize community development initiatives, improve housing conditions, leverage strategic housing and neighborhood projects, combat blight, increase home ownership, and foster economic and commercial stability in deserving neighborhoods.

Through creative programming, ACDA helps to grow and strengthen our community-from home ownership and rehabilitation support, to homelessness prevention, to coordinating with local and regional partners on initiatives that offer economic benefits, education or creative outlets to our residents and businesses.

Public-Private Partnerships

While HUD entitlement funding is a major contributor of Albany's livability, ACDA still aggressively pursues other funding sources and builds public-private relationships among all levels of government, City non-profit groups and private institutions, to better our neighborhoods.

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