Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

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DASNY Headquarters on Broadway in Albany

The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (acronym: DASNY, /ˈdæzn/; also frequently referred to as just "DASNY") provides construction, financing, and allied services which serve the public good of New York State. More specifically, DASNY provides assistance for public and non-proprietary (i.e., nonprofit) private universities in New York State; for not-for-profit healthcare facilities in the State; and for other New York State-related institutions/purposes (such as State court facilities and State pension bonds) as legally specified and permitted. [1][permanent dead link]


DASNY was established by a law signed into action by New York Governor Thomas Dewey on April 5, 1944. At first, its only purpose was for the financing and construction of dormitories at 11 State Teachers' Colleges in New York. Since then, the Authority has constructed additional buildings — as well as provided allied construction, financial, and other services — which have not been limited in purpose to what the Authority was originally authorized to carry out and fulfill. [2][permanent dead link]

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