The New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH), in partnership with State University of New York, has created a new fellowship program that provides $10,000 in stipends to graduate students in law, business, urban planning or architecture at SUNY Albany, Buffalo, Stony Brook and Binghamton.

Beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year, NYSAFAH and SUNY will annually award the fellowship to four SUNY graduate students at the select campuses. The NYSAFAH-SUNY Affordable Housing fellows will receive $2500 in their final year of graduate school to examine affordable housing issues relating to their field of study. Fellows will be linked with established professionals with diverse expertise across New York State. They will present a senior project reflecting their graduate research at NYSAFAH’s upstate fall conference in October and will also attend numerous other NYSAFAH-sponsored events alongside New York State industry leaders.

Formed in 1998, NYSAFAH is the trade association for New York’s affordable housing industry statewide. Its 300 members include for-profit and nonprofit developers, lenders, investors, syndicators, attorneys, architects and others active in the financing, construction, and operation of affordable housing. Together, NYSAFAH’s members are responsible for most of the housing built in New York State with federal, state, or local subsidies.

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