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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 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 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.


$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.


The New York Power Authority Board of Trustees has approved an electric rate cut for municipalities, schools and public agencies in New York City and Westchester County. The trustees approved a $4.8 million reduction, or 3.6 percent, for the fixed-cost component of the rates for NYPA governmental customers in New York City, which include the City of New York, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York City Housing Authority, New York State Office of General Services and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Governor Cuomo Announces 30 Organizations to Receive Low-Cost Power That Will Lead to 230...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that the New York Power Authority Board of Trustees has approved low-cost power allocations to 30 organizations under the ReCharge NY program that will support 1,362 jobs, including 230 new positions.

Governor Cuomo Announces 900 Solar Projects Underway Through 26 Community Solarize Campaigns Across the...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 900 solar projects are underway through 26 community “Solarize” campaigns across New York State. A component of the NY-Sun program and the Governor’s comprehensive Reforming the Energy Vision strategy, the “Solarize” campaigns are geared towards locally-organized community outreach efforts aimed at getting more homes and businesses to install solar. The Governor also announced another 31 Solarize campaigns are set to begin this spring.

Governor Cuomo Congratulates First Graduating Class of the Solar Ready Vets Program at Fort...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today congratulated the first 19 Fort Drum military personnel to complete the Solar Ready Vets training program, which prepares them for careers in the growing solar industry after their transition from military service. The Solar Ready Vets program at Fort Drum is the first graduating cohort supported by the U.S. Department of Energy in New York and one of five active programs in the nation

Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of Largest Healthcare-Based Solar Project in New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the largest state-supported solar project for healthcare organizations in New York. The project will provide two significant health services providers in Albany – St. Peter's Health Partners and the Center for Disability Services – with clean power and will save each facility $50,000 annually. The funding will help support the Governor’s Clean Energy Standard to meet 50 percent of our electricity needs with renewable resources by 2030 and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Governor Cuomo Announces Milestone in Major Redevelopment Project on Buffalo’s East Side

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the Western New York Workforce Training Center project reached an important milestone to redevelop underutilized property in the Northland Corridor into a new workforce training facility. The City of Buffalo Planning Board approved the project’s site plan after finding that there will be no significant environmental impacts associated with the redevelopment of the entire 35-acre site

Governor Cuomo Announces ReCharge NY Program Supports More Than 400,000 Jobs With Low Cost...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that the ReCharge NY program, which utilizes low-cost power from the New York Power Authority to spur economic development, has supported 400,000 jobs since its inception five years ago

Governor Cuomo and Members of the Congressional Delegation Announce More Than $4.3 Million in...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $4.3 million in federal grants have been awarded to 10 local governments in Westchester County to support 14 projects that address critical housing, public infrastructure, public facilities and economic development needs. These targeted high-need communities were previously prohibited from receiving funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development because of the county's non-compliance with federal Fair Housing laws

Governor Cuomo Announces First Solar Schools Project at the New York Institute for Special...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the New York Institute for Special Education in the Bronx will be the site of the state's first solar schools project and will have solar panel arrays installed thanks to a power purchase agreement with SolarCity. This public-private partnership is the first such agreement under the Governor's K-Solar program, which is designed to increase the use of renewable energy at public school districts and nonprofit schools across the state. As part of the agreement, the project will receive

Governor Cuomo Announces $26.3 Million in State Grants and Loans For Water Infrastructure Projects

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $26.3 million in grants and interest-free loans to support seven vital environmental improvement projects across the state. "Today we are continuing to revitalize local infrastructure and improve communities across the state," said Governor Cuomo.

Governor Cuomo Announces Program to Train Fort Drum Military Personnel For Jobs in Solar...

Governor Cuomo announced New York will participate in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Ready Vets training program, which will provide military personnel stationed at Fort Drum, NY with technical skills to obtain jobs in the growing solar industry after they transition from active service. This is the first Solar Ready Vets training cohort in New York, and just the eighth offered at military installations in the U.S. The inaugural New York-based class under the program will begin on January 11

Governor Cuomo Signs Executive Order to Protect Homeless Individuals During Inclement Winter Weather

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today issued an Executive Order to protect homeless individuals from inclement winter weather where temperatures decline to 32 degrees or below. The order will ensure that homeless individuals are directed to shelter during inclement winter weather which can cause hypothermia, serious injury and death.


New York State’s REALTORS applaud NYS Legislature’s passage of nation-leading NY...

he following is a statement by New York State Association of REALTORS® President Dawn M. Carpenter: “The New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) and its 55,000 REALTORS® applaud the members of the New York State Legislature for taking action to help more New Yorkers achieve the American Dream of homeownership in communities across the Empire State


Rep. Zeldin Statement in Support of the Property Tax Reduction Act

Last night, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) addressed his colleagues in the House of Representatives in support of H.R. 1871, the Property Tax Reduction Act, which was introduced in the House by fellow New York Representatives, Congressman Chris Collins (R, NY-27) and Congressman John Faso (R, NY-19). The Property Tax Reduction Act would shift to the state level the local share of Medicaid costs currently paid by all New York counties outside of New York City