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Available Houses and Buildings

Available Houses - Fixer Uppers

Available Lots



Open House Dates 2015


February 22

Homes News Letter | Open House List

Daily Gazette | Press Conference Video


March 29

April 26

May 24

June 28

July 26

August 23

September 27

October 25


HOMES Brochure

Previous Press Conference Videos


For more information, please contact

Matthew Smith

105 Jay St, Room 14

Schenectady 12305


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  The City of Schenectady's Lead Safe Housing Program

First Time Home Buyer’s Program

(Temporarily Out of Funds)

Provides funding assistance for first time home purchasers within the City of Schenectady. 

The program is called the "Second Mortgage Program" and provides the following to eligible applicants:

  • A loan of up to 10% of the purchase price of a property to use toward down payment and/or closing costs

  • An interest rate of 4% with a 5-year term

  • 75% of the assistance will be converted into a grant if the purchaser resides in the property for five years

One, two and three unit residential properties are eligible.  Houses must be in standard condition and able to pass a Certificate of Occupancy inspection and Lead Based Paint Clearance.

Applicants must meet federal income eligibility requirements and have a mortgage loan approval from a lender for at least 90% of the purchase price prior to application.

Schenectady Housing Development Fund Corporation First Time Homebuyers Assistance Program Application and Guidelines


Fair Housing and Landlord/Tenant Issues  (click to go to page)

The mission of the Schenectady Fair Housing Program is to promote and ensure equal housing opportunities to all residents of the City of Schenectady.  Our goals are to inform housing consumers that housing markets are open to all without bias and to assist consumers in securing fair housing rights when they experience housing discrimination.  We also provide information and referrals for landlord/tenant issues.

City of Schenectady Fair Housing Impediments Analysis 2007

City of Schenectady Fair Housing Impediments Analysis 2013

2012 Fair Housing Luncheon Video

2013 Fair Housing Luncheon Video

Ahmad Yusufi

105 Jay St, Room 14

Schenectady 12305






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