Monthly Archives: June 2012

Paint the Boards Project Livens Up Vacant Buildings in the Hillside North Neighborhood

Nearing the last day of school, the entire sixth grade class of Troy Public School 2 walked the streets of the surrounding neighborhood with community leaders and elected officials. Trailed by local news cameras, the students pointed with pride to their artwork which is now vibrantly displayed on five vacant… Read more »

Paint the Boards of the Underground Railroad

You are invited to an exciting community event at School 2 (Middleburgh & 10th) on Friday, June 15, from 8:30 to 9:30 AM —  the unveiling of the sixth grade’s Underground Railroad Community Art project. Under the guidance of local artist Marcus Kwame Anderson and School 2 teachers Janet Morandi… Read more »

Deeper Shades of Green: Start Your Summer Green, Build a Rain Barrel

Hot, summer days are here again, and for most of us that means using a lot more water to keep our yards and potted plants thriving. Increased attention on possible water shortages during summer months has us looking for water conservation strategies. It’s obvious that we would prefer to drink… Read more »

TRIP & RCHR Program Profile: Homebuyer Incentive Program

Providing first-time homebuyers with opportunities for success is the backbone of the TRIP NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center, and the foundation of the Homebuyer Incentive Program (HIP). HIP funding, administered through the City of Troy, is available to first-time homebuyers with an annual household income at or below 80% of the area… 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 »

Full-Time Americorps*VISTA Positions Available, November 2012 – November 2013

TRIP is seeking two motivated and energetic people to provide a year of service through Americorps*VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) in the following areas: Resident Engagement Volunteer — primary responsibilities include: establishing and overseeing a youth coalition promoting community involvement and healthy neighborhoods, developing sustainable systems to engage TRIP… Read more »

Statewide Neighborhood Conference Scheduled, September 21-22, 2012

Thanks to the vision of local business owner Rocco DeFazio and the efforts of a hardworking team of city residents, Troy is proud to host the first New York State Neighborhood Revitalization Conference on September 21st and 22nd at Russell Sage College. This conference will bring together neighborhood activists, educators,… Read more »

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Documents the Benefits of Pre-Purchase Counseling

TRIP & RCHR, our customers, and our supporters know all about the importance of pre-purchase homebuyer counseling, but now the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released a study corroborating that knowledge. Released in May, the study written by Jennifer Turnham and Anna Jefferson, sampled 573 individuals… Read more »