Tectonic’s provided environmental review services under a three (3) year term contract for environmental review services to the New York State Housing Trust Fund Corporation, a division of the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR). The NYSHTFC was created by Section 45-a of the Private Housing Finance Law for the purpose of providing decent and affordable housing for persons of low-income by making loans, grants and services available to not-for-profit organizations, local governments and private housing developers. Among other activities, HTFC primarily invests in the construction and rehabilitation of multi-unit rental housing for families and elderly persons throughout New York State. HTFC makes awards annually to approximately 150 activities requiring environmental review services.
- Reviewing information and document compliance in accordance with requirements of HUD environmental review regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 for implementation of HUD’s responsibilities for use of federal funds under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
- Providing technical assistance with respect to the HTFC’s programmatic environmental review process to Local Program Administrators (LPAs) for awards made under the New York State HOME Program.
- Coordinating the flow of information and documentation between the HTFC and all interested or involved constituencies to produce programmatic environmental review procedures that become part of the revised Administrative Plan for subsequent site-specific environmental reviews.