Category: Rensselaer County

Be Prepared!

Are you prepared?As rains from hurricane Arthur created flash flooding and some minor tree damage last week, we were reminded that the season for storms is upon us, and there are several things that we can do, individually, and as a community to be ready for them.  Great Resource The website Ready.gov is… Read more »

Lead Poisoning Prevention

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County  in Collaboration with  Rensselaer County Department of Health Childhood Lead Poisoning Primary Prevention Program WHAT: Childhood Lead Poisoning is a major problem resulting in the loss of billions of dollars.  In an attempt to correct it before it becomes a problem, Cornell Cooperative Extension… Read more »

Free Tax Preparation Service

Free Tax Preparation Services available for both Federal and State taxes IRS trained VITA and AARP Volunteers Free electronic filing Faster refunds with direct deposit Total income under $51,000 To make an appointment call or visit any of the sites listed below. Weekday and Saturday appointments available. Commission on Economic Opportunity**… Read more »

RCHR Program Profile: Rensselaer County Homeownership Program (Small Cities)

Similar to the Homebuyer Incentive Program available in Troy, the Small Cities program offers prospective homebuyers in Rensselaer County grant funding to assist with down payments and closing costs. Eligible applicants do not need to currently live in Rensselear County. Administered by the RCHR & TRIP NeighborWorks Homeownership Center, Small… Read more »

Deeper Shades of Green: Building Sustainable Partnerships at the TRIP & RCHR Green Fair

On Saturday, September 29th TRIP & RCHR hosted our first Green Fair, and though the cold September rain kept us under tents and umbrellas, the 2012 Fair set a solid foundation for local partnerships focused on sustainability. Exhibitors at the TRIP & RCHR Green Fair Thank you to eLot recycling… Read more »

Don’t Forget to Bring Your Old Electronics to the TRIP & RCHR Green Fair, 9/29

On September 29th, from 9 AM – 1 PM, in the Troy Marina Parking lot (just north of the Green Island Bridge), TRIP & RCHR will host our first Green Fair. Underwritten by Citizens Bank Foundation and in partnership with Rensselaer County and the City of Troy, TRIP & RCHR… Read more »

Deeper Shades of Green: TRIP & RCHR Green Fair, September 29th

Do you have a pile of old electronics taking up space in your house or garage? Have you ever considered home composting? And what’s the deal with solar energy? All of these questions and more will be answered at TRIP & RCHR’s first annual Green Fair on Saturday, September 29,… Read more »

TRIP & RCHR Program Profile: Mini-Repair

One of the biggest issues for many homeowners is the cost of maintaining one’s home. For low-income families, however, the prohibitive costs can lead to serious health and safety concerns in the home. To address some of these issues, Rensselaer County Housing Resources (RCHR), created the Mini-Repair Program. This program,… Read more »

HomeOwnership Center Luncheon a Success!

On Thursday, May 17th, the TRIP NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center hosted its 9th annual HomeOwnership Center Luncheon. This year’s theme was “Homebuying– Now’s the Time, Join the Team.” Attendees included supporters of the HomeOwnership Center, local realtors, and elected officials. Welcoming guests was the Honorable Steve McLaughlin of the 108th NYS Assembly District.… Read more »

Troy Vacant Properties Workgroup Update

The Troy Vacant Properties Workgroup — created at a TNAC (Troy Neighborhoods Action Council) meeting two years ago — met on February 8th to share updates of recent activities and agree upon this year’s priorities. One of our goals has been to intervene in a vacant building’s “death march to… Read more »