The Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Program (TRIP), Inc. was created in 1968 to assist low- and moderate-income families in Troy achieve the dream of home ownership. It expanded over the years to meet the growing housing needs of area residents. Today TRIP is a comprehensive community development not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission of connecting individuals and families with resources and knowledge to live in desirable homes and create vibrant sustainable communities. TRIP embodies its mission through providing quality affordable rental units, engaging in community-building and developing resident leaders, and promoting successful and sustainable home ownership.
TRIP was invited to affiliate in 1997 with a small, countywide housing agency known as Community Housing Resources Board. Renamed Rensselaer County Housing Resources (RCHR), it shares space and staff with TRIP, allowing both organizations to serve more people in a broader geographic footprint with greater efficiency.
TRIP was invited to affiliate as a NeighborWorks® organization in 1991, thereby joining a national network of premier groups associated with NeighborWorks America.