Housing Programs

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Photo (Housing Webpage)    Learn more about DCED's Housing Programs

      The City of Albany, Department of Community and Economic
      Development offers housing programs to meet the needs of low
      and moderate income residents.  



Rental Housing Program

The City's Rental Housing Program provides opportunities for qualified households to live in safe, quality, and sanitary housing. The City has over 185 rental units within its inventory to include single-family housing units, duplexes, and three apartment complexes - Broadway Court, Villas at Broadway, Windsor Arms, and Jefferson Place. 


The City of Albany is a HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agency that provides housing education services within a 15-county area to homebuyers and renters.  One-on-one and group workshops include financial literacy, lending education, foreclosure prevention, and education on Fair Housing laws.

Minor Repairs Program

The City's Minor Repairs Program allows qualified homeowners to obtain replacements of roofing or heating, venting/air conditioning systems.  These critical repairs aid in maintaining the housing stock within the City.

Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP)

CHIP assists low-and-moderate income households within the City of Albany with home repairs which impact the health or safety of those residing in the home. Funding is available to provide up to $25,000 in assistance for homes that are in need of urgent or emergency repairs. Eligible repairs may include roof replacements, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Installations, energy efficiency improvements, electrical and plumbing upgrades, lead-based paint abatement, and accessibility improvements.

Affordable Housing Programs

The City seeks to increase its supply of quality, affordable housing to qualified homebuyers through a  Lease to Purchase Program and the provision of homebuyer assistance.  The City reduces housing costs to qualified homebuyers through its Affordable HomeOwnership Program (AHOP) which offers assistance with first and second mortgages, down payment, and closing costs.  

Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program

The City's Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Program provides rental subsidies to qualified households to make housing more affordable within the City of Albany.  The City partners with local agencies such as  Liberty House of Albany, Open Arms, Inc., Strive2Thrive, and HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD VASH) in providing referrals and case management services to participants.     

Rapid Re-Housing Program

The City's Rapid Re-Housing Program is designed to rapidly re-house households who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  Financial assistance to participants include security deposits, short term rental subsidies, and assistance with utility deposits and utility arrearages.  The City partners with local referral agencies such as Liberty House of Albany, Open Arms, Inc., Strive2Thrive, and Being Empowered and Successfully Trained (B.E.S.T.). 

For more information about these programs, please contact 229-483-7650.