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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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SCHUMER’S INTERVENTION UNLOCKS NEARLY $17 MILLION IN FUNDING TO SPUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS ACROSS...

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that, following his push, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) have agreed to a plan that would unlock significant funding – currently frozen due to a more than 10-year tug-of-war between the two agencies

Governor Cuomo Announces $5 Million Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Competition

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of a clean energy competition that will award up to $5 million for the most forward-thinking, energy efficiency projects in Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Buffalo and Yonkers. The competition represents the latest phase of the Five Cities Energy Plans initiative, launched in 2015, to help the cities reduce overall energy costs and carbon emissions, advance energy sustainability, and support the creation of clean-energy technologies and jobs

Governor Cuomo Announces $250,000 in Rent Overcharges Returned to Rent Regulated Tenants in Brooklyn...

Tenant Protection Unit’s Audit of a Building Receiving 421-a Tax Benefits Uncovered Largest Total Overcharge in a Single Property. TPU Initiatives Returned Over 52,000 Apartments to Rent Regulation; Restored More Than $2.8 Million in Rent Overcharges

Governor Cuomo Announces Construction Underway on $5 Million Supportive Housing Project in Albany

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the start of construction on a $5 million supportive housing development for chronically homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Albany. The new, 26,000-square-foot Albany Damien Center will have 20 permanent supportive housing apartments, in addition to serving as a home for the agency’s programs

Governor Cuomo Announces $1.2 Million to House Historic Carousel on Buffalo’s Waterfront

New Home for Vintage Carousel at Canalside to Provide Year-Round Entertainment. Governor Highlights Success of Outer Harbor and Transformation of Buffalo Harbor State Park – Rehabilitated Breakwall Opens Up Unprecedented Access to Lake Erie Waterfront. Next Phase of Improvements at City’s First State Park Already Underway

Governor Cuomo Announces 22 Properties Recommended to State and National Registers of Historic Places

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended the addition of 22 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 first school to offer special education within the City of Buffalo school system, to an Elmira public housing complex named after an Underground Railroad figure

The Supportive Housing Network of NY Applauds Governor Cuomo for advancing MOU

Governor Cuomo directed the New York State Division of the Budget to execute a memorandum of understanding to release approximately $2 billion in funding for the creation of more than 100,000 units of affordable and supportive housing over the next five years, including 6,000 units of supportive housing. Here is his announcement

Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening of $14.4 Million Affordable Housing Development in Ontario County

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of the $14.4 million Trolley Station Apartments in Canandaigua, Ontario County. The 48-unit supportive housing development, operated by DePaul Community Services, offers residential based services for low-income individuals and residents with behavioral health issues

Governor Cuomo Directs New York State Division of Budget to Sign $2 Billion Homelessness...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed Robert Mujica, Director of the New York State Division of the Budget, to execute a memorandum of understanding to release $2 billion in funding to advance the creation of more than 100,000 units of affordable and supportive housing over the next five years. The executed agreement is now before the New York State Senate and Assembly for action.

Governor Cuomo Announces Awards for Development of First 1,200 Supportive Housing Units

The awards, made following a Request for Proposals issued in June, will support the ongoing service and operating expenses of supportive housing projects. This funding will be made available to supportive housing providers under five-year contracts which are renewable at the end of their term. New York State Homes and Community Renewal and the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance will work with supportive housing providers who have received these conditional contract awards to secure the capital funding needed to complete supportive housing projects. These awards represent a major step forward in the Governor’s unprecedented $2.6 billion, five-year plan to construct 6,000 new supportive housing units across New York State

Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of $9.2 Million Energy Efficiency Project at Purchase College

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of a New York Power Authority $9.2 million energy efficiency project that will save SUNY Purchase College about $400,000 in annual energy costs. The completion of this project advances the Governor’s Reforming the Energy Vision strategy and recently enacted Clean Energy Standard, a nation-leading mandate to supply 50 percent of New York’s electricity from renewable energy resources by 2030

Governor Cuomo Directs Immediate Cuts to State Energy Usage Amid this Weekend’s Heatwave

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed state agencies to take immediate steps to lower electricity usage in New York State due persistent high temperatures and humidity expected today and through the weekend. All state agencies have been directed to immediately lower energy usage by turning off lights, raising air conditioning temperatures, closing window shades, and powering down unused computers, printers and other electrical devices; other regions were put on notice that they might have to do the same later in the day

Governor Cuomo Announces $11 Million Transformation of Vacant Land Into 45 Affordable Homes in...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of Stadium Estates, an $11 million, affordable housing development that is revitalizing Rochester's JOSANA neighborhood and creating 45 affordable homes. Stadium Estates is part of Governor Cuomo's unprecedented commitment to affordable housing and community renewal, which includes $20 billion in the 2016-17 state budget for comprehensive statewide affordable housing and homelessness action plans

Governor Cuomo Announces $29.7 Million in Grants for North Country Water Infrastructure Improvements

Governor Cuomo today announced $29.7 million in grants to support 18 critical municipal water infrastructure projects in the North Country. These grants are part of the second round of NYS Water Grants funded through the state’s highly successful Water Infrastructure Improvement Act

Governor Cuomo Announces Consumer Hotline to Accept Reports of “Zombie Properties” Across the State

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New Yorkers can report vacant and abandoned properties in their communities through a hotline at the New York State Department of Financial Services. As part of groundbreaking legislation signed by Governor Cuomo last week to prevent foreclosures and curb the threat posed to communities by “zombie properties” across the state, DFS will maintain an electronic registry of vacant and abandoned properties.

GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS SWEEPING LEGISLATION TO COMBAT THE BLIGHT OF VACANT AND ABANDONED PROPERTIES

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation to prevent foreclosures and curb the threat posed to communities by “zombie properties.” The bill was passed as part of the 2016 Legislative Session and is a boon for the economic health and public safety of communities and homeowners who would otherwise be at risk of losing their residences. The legislation combats the blight of vacant and abandoned properties by expediting the rehabilitation, repair and improvement of these properties, and enabling the State to assist homeowners facing mortgage foreclosure. The Governor signed the legislation into law, touring the state and visiting affected communities, at events in Syracuse, Manhattan and Long Island

Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of New Solar Parks Initiative

Governor Cuomo today announced the launch of a new solar initiative between the New York Power Authority and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. The agencies signed an agreement to assess and potentially develop solar array installations at state parks on Long Island and the Hudson Valley.

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $100 MILLION AVAILABLE TO COMBAT “ZOMBIE PROPERTIES,” EXPAND HOMEOWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AND...

$22 Million for the New Neighborhood Revitalization Program to Help Low- and Middle-Income New Yorkers Buy and Renovate Vacant, Distressed Properties. $27 Million in Grants to Assist Existing Eligible Homeowners with Renovations. NRP Launches During National Homeownership Month to Help Communities in the Capital Region, Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley, Long Island and New York City

Governor Cuomo Announces Four New NY Green Bank Transactions to Generate Up to $220...

Previous NY Green Bank Investments Have Added Solar at 840 Homes and Wind Turbine Construction in Five Counties; Projects Expected to Reduce Carbon Emissions By Nearly Three Million Metric Tons

Governor Cuomo Announces Groundbreaking of New $7.35 Million Affordable Housing Development in Cortland

Christopher Community’s Riverview Apartments to Offer 39 Units of Affordable and Supportive Housing. Local Investment Complements “Central NY Rising” – Region’s Successful Upstate Revitalization Initiative Blueprint to Grow the Economy and Create New Opportunities

Governor Cuomo Announces Construction Underway on $22 Million Affordable and Supportive Housing Project in...

overnor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the start of construction on a $22.3 million affordable and supportive housing development for low-income and formerly homeless individuals. The project involves the renovation of the former Wilbur, Campbell, & Stephens Co. Factory built in 1899 along the Hudson River in Troy. Since 2011, the state has invested more than $20 million in housing and community revitalization developments in Troy that have created more than 350 units and driven $79 million in additional public and private investment in the city.

Governor Cuomo Announces $150 Million Available For Renewable Energy Projects

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $150 million in funding to support large-scale renewable energy projects across the state. This funding will facilitate public-private partnerships to advance the Governor’s Reforming the Energy Vision strategy and ensure the state meets its goal of generating 50 percent of its electricity from carbon-free renewable energy projects by 2030.

Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of US Customs Commercial Building at Peace Bridge Plaza

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of the $24 million U.S. Customs Commercial Building at the Peace Bridge. The newly expanded and renovated facility will significantly decrease traffic congestion and facilitate more efficient customs processing. The project is an important component of the Peace Bridge Understanding of 2013, which lays out a plan for taking concrete steps aimed at improving traffic flow on the American side of the bridge.

Governor Cuomo Announces Start of Construction on Project to Transform Former School Into a...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced construction is underway on the $24.4 million Niagara City Lofts project that will transform the former South Junior High School into a 61-unit mixed-income, mixed-use affordable housing development. Financing for the project has been secured through New York State Homes and Community Renewal and Empire State Development.

Governor Cuomo Announces $25 Million to Construct Supportive Housing Projects

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $25 million has been awarded for seven supportive housing projects that will create 286 units of supportive housing for homeless and low-income New Yorkers, including veterans, adults recovering from substance abuse and those living with disabling mental health conditions.

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SARATOGA & CAPITAL REGION HOMEOWNERS IN TAX JEOPARDY AS NEWLY CONFIRMED...

Standing with Saratoga County homeowners and amidst rising local anxiety, today U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer launched a push to preserve popular, but increasingly at-risk tax deductions Saratoga homeowners and taxpayers depend upon to keep the Capital Region’s cost of living in-check. Whether new Saratoga homeowners, longtime owners, or those looking to buy right now, Schumer said locals are in tax jeopardy as newly-confirmed U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin has suggested threats to mortgage, state and local property tax deductions.