1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Private Housing Finance
  4. Article 16: Neighborhood Preservation Companies


Section 904 Payments to neighborhood preservation companies for neighborhood preservation activities

Private Housing Finance (PVH)

Payments to neighborhood preservation companies for neighborhood preservation activities. 1. Each contract entered into with a neighborhood preservation company shall provide for payment to the neighborhood preservation company for neighborhood preservation activities to be performed by it.

  2. Payment to neighborhood preservation companies pursuant to this article shall be restricted to sums required for the payment of salaries and wages to employees of such companies who are engaged in rendering neighborhood preservation activities, fees to consultants and professionals retained by them for planning and performing such activities and other costs and expenses directly related to such employees, consultants and professionals.

  3. In no event shall any contract or payment be made, nor shall any payments be used, to defray the costs of the construction, repair, renovation, rehabilitation, operation, demolition, clearance or sealing of any building or other structure, except that such funds may be used for planning any such activity and for renovating, repairing, furnishing, equipping and operating an office facility to be used in connection with the conduct of neighborhood preservation activities by the neighborhood preservation company. Payments shall be made by the division to the neighborhood preservation company, not less frequently than semi-annually, at or prior to the commencement of each such time period, to compensate such company for the neighborhood preservation activities which it shall undertake to perform provided, that with respect to contracts entered into on or after June thirtieth, nineteen hundred ninety-seven the first such payment shall be made by the division beginning on or after July first of the fiscal year for which an appropriation in support of such payment was made and provided further that the final such payment to the neighborhood preservation company shall be made no later than March thirty-first of such fiscal year, unless such payment has been withheld pursuant to subdivision eight of section nine hundred three of this article.

  4. In negotiating each contract, the division shall consider and take into account any and all other sums available or anticipated to be made available to the neighborhood preservation company from any and all sources which may be used to defray the costs of the neighborhood preservation activities set forth in the contract, including, without limitation, fees generated by the management of housing accommodations, contributions from private foundations, corporations, firms and individuals and funds received under grants and contracts pursuant to any program or programs operated or administered by any governmental agency or instrumentality and shall make a determination that the sums available or anticipated to be made available for the neighborhood preservation company from such other sources, together with the value of services to be rendered for the benefit of the neighborhood preservation company for which payment is not required to be made by such company, amount to at least thirty-three and one-third percent of the amount of such contract.

  5. When disbursing funds for contracts with neighborhood preservation companies, pursuant to section nine hundred three of this article, the division shall use the following criteria, formulas and tables to determine the distribution of funds:

  (a)(i) The total unmerged company funding shall equal the current number of unmerged company contracts multiplied by the per group award.

  (ii) The unmerged company funding shall equal the per group award.

  (iii) The merged company funding shall equal the funding modification multiplied by the per group award.

  (b) Merged company funding shall be determined on an individual basis for each neighborhood preservation company. The following tables show the funding modification to be used:

  (i) In the case of two companies merging, the following table shall be used:

   Years since Funding

   merger modification

   1 200%

   2 190%

   3 180%

   4 170%

   5 160%

   6 150%

  (ii) In the case of three companies merging, the following table shall be used:

   Years since Funding

   merger modification

   1 300%

   2 290%

   3 280%

   4 270%

   5 260%

   6 250%

   7 240%

   8 230%

   9 220%

   10 210%

   11 200%

  (iii) In the case of four or more companies merging, the following table shall be used:

   Years since Funding

   merger modification

   1 400%

   2 390%

   3 380%

   4 370%

   5 360%

   6 350%

   7 340%

   8 330%

   9 320%

   10 310%

   11 300%

   12 290%

   13 280%

   14 270%

   15 260%

   16 250%

  (c) If a neighborhood preservation company that has undergone a merger continues to renew their contract beyond the timeframes listed in the above tables, it shall have its funding determined using the last funding modification listed.

  (d) The merged company savings shall be determined on an individual basis for each merged company. It shall be calculated by subtracting the amount of such company's merged company funding from the amount the merged companies would have received if they had maintained separate contracts.

  (e) The per group award shall equal the total funding available minus the amount for the contract with the neighborhood preservation coalition, which shall equal the total unmerged company funding plus the sum of the merged company funding plus the sum of the merged company savings.