Good news! Rensselaer County was awarded $400,000 from the NYS Community Development Block Grant Program for Rensselaer County Housing Resources (RCHR). These funds are to provide downpayment and closing cost assistance to first-time homebuyers in Rensselaer County (excluding the City of Troy). These funds will not be available until the spring but now is the time to attend a Homebuyer Orientation. For more information call 690-0020.