Modernization Department

Capital Improvements & Modernization

The Modernization Department administers the Capital Fund Program for our Federal Public Housing Sites. This includes both Capital Funding for Modernization and Replacement Housing Funds for acquisition and rehab of existing units or new construction associated with the Authority’s new housing development activities. We assist site managers with their capital improvements and work on portfolio-wide capital improvement planning for the Authority’s Federal, State and Mixed Finance sites. Energy conservation work is also done by this department, and in 2012 we are wrapping up construction of energy improvements at the Federal sites through an Energy Performance Contract.

In addition, the department handles upgrades to our State senior High Rise building, Chancellor Apartments. Funding for State Modernization comes from State Public Housing Modernization Grants and Replacement Reserves.

Capital Fund Program

HUD provides Capital Funds, annually, to the Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Utica (UMHA) for the development, financing, and modernization of public housing developments and for management improvements. UMHA plans its physical improvement and management improvements using a 5-year planning tool and submitting annual updates with the Authority’s annual PHA Plan.

The Capital Fund Program pays for large capital improvements such as construction of new housing units, fencing, sidewalks, doors, floors, kitchens, roofs, lighting, elevator renovations, windows, new appliances, and in addition provides funding for security and management improvements. The CFP is formula-funded, which means that HUD provides the funds to the housing authority based on the number of units that are available for occupancy.

Contact

For information regarding Capital Improvements & Modernization please contact:

Brian Jennings
MOD Coordinator
Utica Municipal Housing Authority
509 Second Street
Utica, NY 13501
Phone: (315) 735-5246
Fax: (315) 735-3366

Jerry Albanese
Assistant MOD Coordinator
Utica Municipal Housing Authority
509 Second Street
Utica, NY 13501
Phone: (315) 735-5246
Fax: (315) 735-3366