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State of New York Mortgage Agency (SONYMA) Target Areas by Census Tract

Listing of SONYMA target areas by US Census Bureau Census Tract or Block Numbering Area (BNA).

The State of New York Mortgage Agency (SONYMA) targets specific areas designated as ‘areas of chronic economic distress’ for its homeownership lending programs. Each state designates ‘areas of chronic economic distress’ with the approval of the US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). SONYMA identifies its target areas using US Census Bureau census tracts and block numbering areas. Both census tracts and block numbering areas subdivide individual counties. SONYMA also relates each of its single-family mortgages to a specific census tract or block numbering area.

New York State identifies ‘areas of chronic economic distress’ using census tract numbers. 26 US Code § 143 (current through Pub. L. 114-38) defines the criteria that the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development uses in approving designations of ‘areas of chronic economic distress’ as: i) the condition of the housing stock, including the age of the housing and the number of abandoned and substandard residential units, (ii) the need of area residents for owner-financing under this section, as indicated by low per capita income, a high percentage of families in poverty, a high number of welfare recipients, and high unemployment rates, (iii) the potential for use of owner-financing under this section to improve housing conditions in the area, and (iv) the existence of a housing assistance plan which provides a displacement program and a public improvements and services program.

The US Census Bureau’s decennial census last took place in 2010 and will take place again in 2020. While the state designates ‘areas of chronic economic distress,’ the US Department of Housing and Urban Development must approve the designation. The designation takes place after the decennial census.


NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
HCR Region 5 (Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan, Ulster):@computed_region_f8dm_d75x:@computed_region_f8dm_d75xNumber
HCR Region 8 (Rockland, Westchester):@computed_region_cvd3_w6b9:@computed_region_cvd3_w6b9Number
Location 1location_1location_1PointThe representative latitude/longitude location coordinates for the entire block group; based on 2010 U.S. Census.
NYS Municipal Boundaries:@computed_region_yamh_8v7k:@computed_region_yamh_8v7kNumber
LongitudelongitudelongitudeNumberThe Block Group GEOID10 longitude in decimal degrees; based on the 2010 U.S. Census.
Block Group GEOID10bggeoid10bggeoid10NumberGeographic identifier for the block group; based on 2010 Census.
HCR Region 5:@computed_region_ab37_qk6y:@computed_region_ab37_qk6yNumber
New York Zip Codes:@computed_region_wbg7_3whc:@computed_region_wbg7_3whcNumber
LatitudelatitudelatitudeNumberThe Block Group GEOID10 latitude in decimal degrees; based on 2010 U.S. Census.
HCR Region 1 (Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara):@computed_region_hmuw_hecz:@computed_region_hmuw_heczNumber
HCR Region 9 (Nassau, Suffolk):@computed_region_enti_j3cn:@computed_region_enti_j3cnNumber
HCR Region 2:@computed_region_vu5x_sh6h:@computed_region_vu5x_sh6hNumber
HCR Region 10 Part 1:@computed_region_virj_uc8r:@computed_region_virj_uc8rNumber
HCR Region 7:@computed_region_bsv3_3pnq:@computed_region_bsv3_3pnqNumber
HCR Region 8:@computed_region_kwm2_7xxg:@computed_region_kwm2_7xxgNumber
HCR Region 10 Part 2 (Kings, Queens, Richmond):@computed_region_c9fp_3qpu:@computed_region_c9fp_3qpuNumber
Location 1 (state)location_1_statelocation_1_stateText
HCR Region 3 (Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego):@computed_region_5sf5_nmuz:@computed_region_5sf5_nmuzNumber
HCR Region 10 Part 1 (Bronx, New York):@computed_region_s9ai_wrwx:@computed_region_s9ai_wrwxNumber
HCR Region 2 (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates):@computed_region_63jt_gjct:@computed_region_63jt_gjctNumber
Location 1 (city)location_1_citylocation_1_cityText
CountycountycountyTextThe name of the New York State county in which the target block is located.
FIPSfipsfipsNumberThe 5-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the county; all counties in New York start with '36'.
HCR Region 3:@computed_region_tzwv_hzgv:@computed_region_tzwv_hzgvNumber
HCR Region 6:@computed_region_kjc6_br26:@computed_region_kjc6_br26Number
NYS Census Tracts 2010:@computed_region_77ht_7ejb:@computed_region_77ht_7ejbNumber
HCR Region 4:@computed_region_mj32_74mi:@computed_region_mj32_74miNumber
HCR Region 4 (Allegany, Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins):@computed_region_y5x6_s8kj:@computed_region_y5x6_s8kjNumber
HCR Region 1:@computed_region_46d4_eg5w:@computed_region_46d4_eg5wNumber
HCR Region 9:@computed_region_ix7j_anbv:@computed_region_ix7j_anbvNumber
HCR Region 7 (Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, St. Lawrence, Warren, Washington):@computed_region_9nny_ua2v:@computed_region_9nny_ua2vNumber
Location 1 (address)location_1_addresslocation_1_addressText
Location 1 (zip)location_1_ziplocation_1_zipText
HCR Region 6 (Albany, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie):@computed_region_f5ss_yg84:@computed_region_f5ss_yg84Number
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