GVRPC, Inc. provides Development
Services on a fee basis to Communities, Organizations, Private Companies
and Individuals. A wide variety of development related services are
available. GVRPC, Inc. brings a proven development team to the table,
ensuring a fully developed project, regardless of the project’s scope. The
following company profile illustrates some of the services provided by the
GVRPC, Inc. Company Profile
Genesee Valley Rural Preservation Council, Inc. is a fully independent,
not-for-profit corporation, established to carry out housing development,
management, and related services. The core area of project activity,
during the initial years of business, has been in Livingston and Wyoming
Counties. In 1995, activities were expanded to Genesee County. Currently,
GVRPC, Inc. is actively working in several Western New York counties.
The Corporation is not an agency or office of state or local government,
but is organized for social welfare purposes. GVRPC, Inc. structure and
policy are set by a five-member Board of Directors. Jill Alcorn is the
President of the Board of Directors and CEO of the Corporation. A staff of
twelve (12) full time and eleven (13) part-time
employees operates all activity of the Corporation.
Since its inception, GVRPC, Inc. has generated nearly seventy-one (71)
million dollars in housing investment and services in the area served. GVRPC, Inc. is involved in single family home financing and production, as
well as multi-family and other independent rental housing development and
management. The company has successfully secured funding from diverse New
York State financing sources, including NYS Housing Trust Fund Corporation, NYS HHAP,
and NYS Affordable Housing Corporation. GVRPC, Inc. also regularly
utilizes federal financing through USDA Rural Development, HUD, the Low
Income Housing Tax Credit Program and the Federal Home Loan Bank.
GVRPC, Inc. has developed (or co-developed) three hundred sixteen (316)
rental units since 1987. This total encompasses eighteen sites in four
counties. Another thirty two (32) rental units are in the construction
GVRPC, Inc. properties include both independent living apartments for the
elderly and disabled, as well as small rental properties for low-income
families. GVRPC, Inc. has also provided housing and related services to
rural homeless families since 1987, housing over 300 tenants in 20
homeless housing units. GVRPC, Inc. is recognized for the creation and
management of particularly high quality elderly/disabled housing in the
region, having developed eleven complexes for this population.
All GVRPC, Inc. rental units are managed in-house. Management staff is
certified and professionally trained in all areas of resident assistance
and property management, including Tax Credit compliance, Fair Housing Law
and ADA compliance. GVRPC, Inc. management staff participates in various
task forces to ensure residents’ access to area services as necessary.
Housing services such as mortgage counseling and packaging are also
provided to eligible families. In addition, GVRPC, Inc. is involved in the
preservation of existing housing through rehab and home improvement – both
as a developer and a program sponsor for owner occupied homes. Over 300
families have been assisted in buying, building or improving single family
homes over the past several years.
Single-family housing initiatives are in place in Livingston, Wyoming, and
Genesee Counties. GVRPC, Inc. has been instrumental in getting area banks
actively involved in affordable housing lending and serves in an
advocate/advisor capacity for Community Reinvestment Act ventures
throughout the region. The organization is active in community development
and rural revitalization in several communities.
In 1991, a subsidiary, stock corporation was formed by GVRPC, Inc. to
undertake related for-profit development ventures. LETCHWORTH DEVELOPMENT
CORP. provides development, construction and related management
services. The officers and staff of both GVRPC, Inc. and Letchworth
Development Corp. are active in local, state, and national
organizations that promote housing and community development. Memberships
are held in the NYS Rural Housing Coalition, the NYS Rural Rental Housing
Association, NYS Rural Advocates and the National Center for Housing
GVRPC, Inc. is an Equal
Opportunity Housing Provider.