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Governor Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo

Andrew M. Cuomo, re-elected the 56th Governor of New York State on November 4, 2014, has a lifelong commitment to public service and the proven leadership skills to make government work for the people of the state.

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Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $520 Million in Energy Efficiency Upgrades at 19 CUNY...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $520 million in energy efficient upgrades across the City University of New York system. Coinciding with Earth Week, the energy-saving measures will reduce environmental impacts and operating costs while helping CUNY reach the Governor’s statewide energy goals to build a clean energy future for all of New York State.

Governor Cuomo Announces $28.8 Million Awarded to Construct 252 Units of Supportive Housing for...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $28.8 million has been awarded to seven supportive housing projects across New York State, allowing the construction of 252 housing units for homeless New Yorkers. The funding, awarded through the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance’s Homeless Housing and Assistance Program, will support projects in the Bronx, New York, Chautauqua, Onondaga, Orange, Oswego and Tompkins counties.

Governor Cuomo Announces $5.8 Million to Rehabilitate and Repair 338 Owner-Occupied Homes Across New...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $5.8 million to construct, rehabilitate and improve the homes of 338 income-eligible families across New York. The funds are awarded through New York State Homes and Community Renewal's Affordable Home Ownership Development Program, administered by the Affordable Housing Corporation. To date, the program has awarded nearly $174 million to create or improve more than 9,000 homes

Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening of Affordable and Supportive Housing Development in Cortland

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of the $7.5 million Riverview Apartments development in the City of Cortland. The two-story, 39-unit building provides affordable housing for low-income families and for individuals in need of behavioral health services.

Governor Cuomo Announces Halfway Mark of $460 Million Project to Upgrade Lewiston Power Plant...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that a $460 million project to upgrade the Lewiston Pump Generating Plant in Western New York has officially reached the halfway mark. The multi-year plant modernization project allows the New York Power Authority to continue to provide low-cost power to businesses in the region, generating nearly $33 billion in capital investments to the state’s econom

Governor Cuomo Announces $39.2 Million in New NY Broadband Program Round II Awards for...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $39.2 million in New NY Broadband Program Round II grants have been awarded to 11 projects in the Capital Region. These awards will provide 32,737 homes and businesses with access to high-speed broadband for the first time, and leverage $9.8 million in private matching funds – bringing the total public-private investment in the Capital Region to $49 million in Round II. Through Rounds I and II, the program has driven a total of more than $65 million in public-private investment in high-speed broadband across the region.

Long Island County Executives Endorse Governor Cuomo’s Proposal to Empower Voters to Reduce Property...

Long Island County Executives today endorsed Governor Cuomo's plan to reduce property taxes by empowering voters to approve locally-designed plans that deliver shared, coordinated services and lower the cost of local government. The Governor’s groundbreaking proposal would require county executives to convene local government to meetings to develop shared service plans that reduce duplicative spending and find real, recurring property tax savings.

Governor Cuomo Announces $14.4 Million Awarded to Three Supportive Housing Projects in the Bronx

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $14.4 million has been awarded to three housing projects in the Bronx. In addition to federal funding, these awards will help create 319 units, including 142 supportive housing units for homeless families and individuals, including senior citizens, women and their children.

Governor Cuomo Announces Proposal for $15 Million Rebate Program for Renewable Heating and Cooling...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a $15 million proposal to accelerate the use of renewable heating and cooling technologies in New York to stimulate the clean energy economy. The new policy framework released by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority includes a proposed two-year, $15-million program to provide rebates for the installation of ground-source heat pumps. This plan will support the state’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in New York 40 percent by 2030 from 1990 levels.

Governor Cuomo Announces $3 Million Expansion at Confer Plastics in Niagara County

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a more than $3 million expansion of Confer Plastics, a molded plastics product company located in North Tonawanda, Niagara County. The investment allows the firm to create 35 new jobs and significantly expand production in Western New York

Governor Cuomo Announces $4.4 Million to Construct, Rehabilitate and Repair 170 Owner-Occupied Homes Across...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced nearly $4.4 million in funds to construct, rehabilitate and improve the homes of 170 income-eligible families across New York. The funds are awarded through New York State Homes and Community Renewal's Affordable Home Ownership Development Program, administered by the Affordable Housing Corporation. More than 8,800 homes under this administration have been created or made safer and more affordable with approximately $170 million in Affordable Housing Corporation awards

Governor Cuomo Announces Low-Cost Hydropower Allocations to Create 41 Jobs in Western New York...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York Power Authority Board of Trustees has approved allocations of low-cost hydropower to manufacturers in Niagara County and St. Lawrence County. Together, the power allocations will support $5.2 million in capital investments and create 41 jobs

Governor Cuomo Announces $4.2 Million to Fund Energy Efficiency Training for Building Workers Across...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $4.2 million is available to support programs providing training to building operations and maintenance workers on best practices to reduce energy use and energy bills in buildings across the state. The funding will advance the state’s goal to transition to 50 percent renewables by 2030 and reduce energy use in buildings by 23 percent over 1990 levels.

Governor Cuomo Announces 37th Proposal of 2017 State of the State: Encourage Recent College...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled a new Graduate to Homeownership Program to provide recent college graduates with homebuyer assistance to remain Upstate, especially in downtown areas. Despite being home to some of the nation’s top colleges, many Upstate communities struggle to retain recent graduates. This $5 million pilot program will incentivize homeownership with subsidized low interest loans, down payment assistance and homebuyer education courses to encourage young people to stay and continue revitalizing Upstate New York’s downtown areas

Governor Cuomo Announces Groundbreaking of $17 Million Mixed-Use Housing Development in New York City

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the groundbreaking of a $17 million housing development in Jamaica, Queens. The mixed-use housing development will feature 44 units and provide tenants with behavioral health concerns a number of supportive mental health services to promote independence and self-sufficiency. The development is expected to be completed by late 2018 and will be operated by Transitional Services for New York, Inc

Governor Cuomo Announces 5th Proposal of 2017 State of the State: Comprehensive Plan to...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled a comprehensive plan to better protect senior citizens throughout New York from financial exploitation and foreclosure. The plan includes establishing an Elder Abuse Certification Program for banks located in New York State, amending the banking law to empower banks to place holds on potentially fraudulent transactions, and strengthening legislation that will protect senior homeowners with reverse mortgages.<

Governor Cuomo Announces $8 Million to Construct, Rehabilitate and Repair 295 Owner-Occupied Homes Throughout...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced nearly $8 million in funds to construct, rehabilitate and improve the homes of 295 income-eligible families across New York. The funds are awarded through New York State Homes and Community Renewal's Affordable Home Ownership Development Program, administered by the Affordable Housing Corporation. More than 8,700 homes under this administration have been created or made safer and more affordable with $168 million in Affordable Housing Corporation awards.

Governor Cuomo Announces 26 Properties Nominated to State and National Registers of Historic Places

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Board for Historic Preservation recommended adding 26 properties, resources and districts to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The nominations reflect the remarkable breadth of New York’s history, ranging from the famous site of the Woodstock Music Festival, to a massive hydroelectric plant in Niagara, to a Romanesque Revival church in Syracuse

Governor Cuomo Announces $3.6 Million Available to Help Low-to-Moderate Income Residents Access Clean, Affordable...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $3.6 million in funding is available to increase access to solar energy in low- to moderate-income communities across the state. The funding will help affordable housing providers and community organizations overcome barriers they often face in advancing solar and clean energy projects. Solar energy helps New York meet its nation-leading Clean Energy Standard for 50 percent of electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030.

Governor Cuomo and Acting District Attorney Gonzalez Announce Guilty Plea by Landlords Who Defrauded...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced that two Brooklyn landlords have pleaded guilty to scheme to defraud and unlawful eviction for forcing or attempting to force rent-stabilized tenants out of their homes by destroying their apartments and making them uninhabitable in order to collect significantly higher market-rate rents.

Governor Cuomo Announces Nearly $100 Million in New Green Bonds for Affordable Housing

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State has secured international certification of nearly $100 million in new "Green Bonds" to drive the development of housing that has a positive impact on the environment and climate. New York is now the first state in the nation to have its affordable housing bonds certified by The Climate Bond Standards Board, on behalf of the Climate Bonds Initiative, an international not-for-profit organization supporting financing for projects around the world that help reduce the impact of climate change

Governor Cuomo Announces State Allocates $771 Million in Tax Exempt Bonds to New York...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the state has allocated $771 million in tax exempt bond capacity to New York City – a critical resource used for the construction and preservation of affordable housing. This year’s financing is virtually the highest allocated to New York City in 10 years, $80 million more than last year, and nearly $150 million above the average of the last 10 years

Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening of $24.4 Million Mixed-Use Housing Development in West Seneca

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of the $24.4 million Ebenezer Square apartments in West Seneca, Erie County. The mixed-use development replaces a long vacant and blighted big box store and offers 25 affordable apartments integrated with a 75-unit licensed residential program serving individuals with behavioral health concerns

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $28 MILLION FINE LEVIED AGAINST PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION FOR SHODDY MORTGAGE...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that PHH Mortgage Corporation and its affiliate, PHH Home Loans LLC, will pay a $28 million fine and engage a third-party auditor as part of a consent order for violations of federal and New York laws designed to protect homeowners.

Governor Cuomo And Attorney General Schneiderman Announce Lawsuit Against Property Management Company for Harassing...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a lawsuit against Marolda Properties, Inc., a Manhattan property management company that manages rent-regulated apartment buildings and the landlords who own the buildings. The lawsuit is the result of a joint investigation between the Attorney General’s Office and Governor Cuomo’s Tenant Protection Unit.

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A.G. Schneiderman, DA Gonzalez Announce The Indictments Of Nine Defendants For...

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, together with Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, today announced that nine individuals have been variously charged with money laundering, mortgage fraud, grand larceny, conspiracy, and other charges related to their participation in a scheme to defraud mortgage lenders that spanned two New York City boroughs and resulted in over $1 million in ill-gotten mortgage loans

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A.G. Schneiderman, DA Gonzalez Announce The Indictments Of Nine Defendants For...

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, together with Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, today announced that nine individuals have been variously charged with money laundering, mortgage fraud, grand larceny, conspiracy, and other charges related to their participation in a scheme to defraud mortgage lenders that spanned two New York City boroughs and resulted in over $1 million in ill-gotten mortgage loans