Learn about New York State Homes and Community Renewal Housing Bond Programs, including HCR Leadership.

About New York State Homes and Community Renewal Housing Bond Programs

New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) builds, preserves, and protects affordable housing and expands access to home ownership across New York State by working with public, private and nonprofit partners to create inclusive, safe, environmentally friendly, and resilient homes.

HCR is charged with carrying out the State’s $20 billion, five-year Housing Plan. The plan makes housing accessible and combats homelessness by building and preserving more than 100,000 affordable homes and 6,000 homes that provide supportive services to our most vulnerable neighbors. The plan is a comprehensive approach to statewide housing issues and includes multifamily and single-family housing, and community development.

Overall, HCR programs provide financing to create and preserve multifamily housing; administer programs to improve housing conditions, ensure accessibility, and save energy; provide bonding authority and other resources to facilitate local public improvements and job creation; and help thousands of low- and moderate-income New Yorkers purchase a home.

In New York City and adjacent counties, HCR enforces the State’s Rent Regulation Laws and protects the rights of tenants facing landlord harassment or rent overcharges.  

We also fund services for low to middle income households and for special needs populations including veterans, seniors, homeless families, individuals with HIV/AIDS, and at-risk youth.

To learn more about HCR, and its programs, visit our homepage at hcr.ny.gov/

HCR Leadership

RuthAnne Visnauskas


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Betsy Mallow

Executive Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer

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Diana Lopez

General Counsel

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Thehbia Hiwot

Senior Vice President of Multifamily Finance and Development

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Dina Levy

Senior Vice President of Single Family and Community Development

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Becky Koepnick

Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Portfolio Preservation

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