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March 20, 2024
The City or Rensselaer
62 Washington Street,
Rensselaer, NY 12144
(518) 462-4839
On or about March 28, 2024, the City of Rensselaer will submit a request to the New York State Homes & Community Renewal (HCR) through the New York State Housing Trust Fund Corporation (HTFC), for the release of $479,000 in HOME funds under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (NAHA) of 1990, in accordance with section 288 (42 U.S.C. 12838), to authorize the City of Rensselaer to undertake a project known as Proud Neighborhoods Initiative (Housing Rehabilitation) for purposes of housing rehabilitation with an estimated total project cost of $505,000.
The activities proposed are Categorically Excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act requirements.
This is the first tier of review in a 2-tiered process. The specific addresses of homes are not known at this time because the participating property owner identification process is ongoing. Therefore, under 24 CFR Part 58.15 (Tiering) and 24 CFR Part 58.32 (Project Aggregation), the City of Rensselaer will use a tiered approach and Tier 2 site specific reviews will be completed for those laws and authorities not addressed in the Tier 1 broad review for each address under this program when addresses become known. No physical work will begin on properties until all levels of environmental review are complete and found to be in compliance. Tier 1 review addresses specific environmental factors for which compliance has been documented, regardless of specific site locations. It prevents repeating the same compliance factors on a Tier 2 site-specific basis, once all participating homeowners are known.
An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at:
City of Rensselaer
Planning and Development Department
City Hall, Second Floor
62 Washington Street
Rensselaer, NY 12144
(518) 462-4839
and may be examined or copied weekdays 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

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