We were overjoyed to see so many people attend our Rehab Faire & Open House with September - we hope to be continuing this event in the future.

The purpose of this event was to work with the Albany County Lank Bank to show some of the great property opportunities available in Albany’s South End, and to provide advice to potential buyers of historic homes in general (including financial incentives, permits, & more).

Open House

The following open houses were available to see at our most recent Rehab Faire - click on the addresses below for their individual listing

A full map of the open houses can be found here

Rehab Faire

Attendees got the low-down on what they needed to know to rehab a historic home and make it their own.

Speakers gave 25 minute presentations discussing and answering questions about:

  • how to apply for a land bank building,

  • the building permitting process,

  • navigating the Certificate of Appropriateness process for buildings in local historic districts,

  • what incentives are available from the Federal and NYS rehabilitation tax credits

  • grants and programs from Albany Community Development Agency and South End Improvement Corporation,

  • educational programs and mortgage information from the Affordable Housing Partnership.

    Speakers also tabled throughout the afternoon to answer your questions one on one about you project.


Click on the links below to download speakers’ materials and presentations from the events.

12:00-12:25 Albany County Land Bank
How to purchase a building from the Land Bank. Click here for Materials

12:35-1:00 Department Buildings & Regulatory Compliance
Navigating the permitting process. Click here for Materials.

1:10-1:35 Department of Development & Planning/ Historic Resources Commission
Navigating the Certificate of Appropriateness review process for locally
listed historic buildings.
Click here for Materials.

1:45-2:10 Preservation Studios
NYS & Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credits. Click here for Materials.

2:20-2:45 Affordable Housing Partnership
AHP Educational Programs & Mortgages. Click here for Materials.

2:55-3:10 Albany Community Development Agency
ACDA Grant Programs. Click here for Materials.

3:20-3:45 South End Improvement Corporation
SEIC Grant & Educational Programs.

Questions? Email Cara Macri at cmacri@historic-albany.org

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