Albany Community Development

In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant has notified the City of Albany that it will receive a Community Development Block Grant Fund (CDBG-CV) allocation to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). This allocation was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, which was signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, to respond to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis.  The funding application process for these funds is now open.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until funds for a particular priority have been expended.  Please read the guidelines prior to completing an application. 

Please note, this application is a request for financial support for a program related to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is not a small business loan intended to sustain your organization.  For information regarding small business loans and where to apply for them, please see the Support Smalbany website at

Anyone who wishes to complete a hard copy of the application will need to make arrangements with ACDA to drop it off at the office.  Please email Faye Andrews at to arrange this. 

2020-2024 Consolidated Plan 

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.

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.

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.

Home & Improvement Programs
Facade & Property Improvement Programs
Vacant Building Rehabilitation

The Consolidated Plan is a comprehensive plan outlining ACDA's strategic distribution of federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for community programs, services and supportive initiatives.  Citywide efforts and updates are provided to the public through annual reporting.

ACDA holds Board Meetings on the first Tuesday of each month.  Meetings are open to the public, and will be held accordingly:

ACDA Meeting Info: 
City Hall  |  Mayor's Conference Room, 1st Fl  |  4:00 pm
Schedule and location conflicts will be reflected on the City's Event Calendar.
2020 Board Meeting Schedule

April 7, 2020 Meeting Agenda This meeting will be held via Zoom video conference. Download Zoom here. Anyone wishing to join for public comment should contact Faye Andrews prior to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. 

Contact Information

Faye Andrews, Director
Staff Directory

Albany Community Development Agency
200 Henry Johnson Blvd
Second Floor  |  Suite #1
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 434-5265
Fax: (518) 434-5294
Please email us for more information:

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm