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Comptroller William C. Thompson

William C. Thompson, Jr. is New York City’s 42nd Comptroller.  Sworn into office on January 1st, 2002, he was resoundingly reelected to serve a second term that began on January 1st, 2006.

In this role, Thompson serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the City of New York. In addition to his firm commitment to safeguarding the City's finances, Thompson has sought to expand the reach of the Comptroller's Office and find new solutions to old problems.

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Phone: (212) 669-3500
Fax: (212) 669-2707

Nearly 5,000 Homeowners Call Comptroller’s Foreclosure Prevention Helpline

New York, NY - December 17, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. today announced that his office is closing in on more than 5,000 individuals and families who have called his Foreclosure Prevention Helpline to ask for help and guidance to avoid losing their homes.

Thompson Audit: Dhs Delaying And Denying Eligible Families Housing

New York, NY - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- According to an audit released today by New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson Jr., the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) is delaying or denying more than 20 percent of homeless families housing for which they may have been eligible.

Thompson Files Claim Against City Seeking That It Formalize Homeless Services In A Contract

New York, NY - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. has gone to court to challenge the legality of the City’s recent placement of homeless families at 1564 St. Peter’s Avenue in the Bronx.

Thompson: Nearly 5,000 Homeowners Call Foreclosure Prevention Helpline

New York, NY - August 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. today announced that nearly 5,000 individuals and families have called his Foreclosure Prevention Helpline to ask for help to avoid losing their homes.

Thompson: DYCD’s Lack Of Oversight Puts Older Homeless Youth At Risk

New York, NY - August 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. today released an audit finding that the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) does not adequately monitor its Transitional Independent Living vendors to ensure that the City is providing the necessary services to older homeless youth.

Thompson Audit Questions Affordable Housing Program

New York, NY - August 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. today issued an audit finding that the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)’s Cornerstone Program, which is supposed to provide affordable housing to qualified New Yorkers, has provided a relatively small percentage of the completed housing units to low-income families.

Thompson Finds Horrid Conditions At Shelters For Homeless Families

New York, NY - August 1, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. today expressed his outrage over unsafe conditions at seven buildings that house homeless families - Aladdin Hotel in Manhattan and six Pilgrim Icahn cluster site buildings in the Bronx.

Thompson: City Hall’s Homeless Rent Plan Should Not Continue

New York, NY - June 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) - New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. submitted testimony today to the City Council’s General Welfare Committee regarding the Department of Homeless Services’ Family Income Contribution Requirement and Client Conduct and Responsibility Procedure, which was designed to charge homeless New Yorkers rent to stay in City shelters.

Thompson: Law Limits City Revenue Potential In Property Tax Benefit Program

New York, NY - May 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. today said ambiguity in State law has allowed millions of dollars to slip through the City’s fingers because of a methodology that allows properties to be assessed well after their renovations – when their values are higher.

Thompson Statement On City’s Temporary Decision To Stop Charging Rent To Working Homeless

New York, NY - May 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. today issued the following statement following City’s decision to temporarily stop requiring working people living in Department of Homeless Services’ (DHS) shelters to pay rent toward the cost of being housed:

Thompson Recommends Decreased Interest Rate Charges For Non-Payment Of Real Estate Taxes, Water Rents

New York, NY - May 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. tomorrow will recommend a reduction in interest rate charges for the non-payment of real estate taxes and the non-payment of water and sewer rents at the Banking Commission.

THOMPSON: BLOOMBERG ADMINISTRATION MUST STOP CHARGING HOMELESS FAMILIES RENT

New York, NY - May 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. today called the City’s recent decision to require working families residing in Department of Homeless Services’ (DHS) shelters to pay rent toward the cost of being housed short-sighted, ill-considered and disconnected from the struggles of less fortunate New Yorkers.

THOMPSON: AFTER TWO YEARS, MORE THAN 4,600 HOMEOWNERS CALL FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION HELPLINE

New York, NY - April 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — As the subprime crisis continues to intensify, New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. today announced that 4,658 individuals and families have called his Foreclosure Intervention Helpline to ask for help to avoid losing their homes.

Paterson Budget Proposes to Raid Funds from Battery Park City Meant for Affordable Housing...

New York, NY - February 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — A diverse array of housing advocates, affordable housing developers, community development corporations and low income tenants joined with New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum, and members of the City Council today to protest a proposal by Governor David Paterson that would raid a fund dedicated to the construction of affordable housing in order to balance the state’s budget

Event aims to keep Brooklyn residents in their homes

New York, NY - December 5, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) – In an effort to help residents of Brooklyn remain in their homes and prevent foreclosure,...

Specialized event assists the borough hit hardest by foreclosure

New York, NY - October 29, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — In an effort to help residents of Queens remain in their homes and prevent...

COMPTROLLER THOMPSON LAUNCHES CITYWIDE INITIATIVE TO BATTLE FORECLOSURE

New York, NY - October 25, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — In an effort to help New Yorkers remain in their homes and prevent foreclosure,...

THOMPSON URGES OTHER PENSION FUNDS TO FOLLOW NEW YORK IN PROTECTING AFFORDABLE HOUSING

New York, NY - July 14, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr., on behalf of the New York City Pension...

THOMPSON URGES CITY TO RECONSIDER “ILL-ADVISED DECISION” TO MOVE HOMELESS INTAKE CENTER TO BROOKLYN

New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. has called on the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) to reconsider its plan to move the...

THOMPSON AND NEW YORK CITY PENSION FUNDS ANNOUNCE EFFORT TO PROTECT AFFORDABLE HOUSING

New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. and the New York City Pension Funds joined with other elected officials and housing advocates today...

Thompson: Nearly 2,350 Homeowners Call Comptroller’s Foreclosure Prevention Helpline

December 27, 2007 - As the subprime crisis continues to escalate across the nation, New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. today announced...

As Starrett Heads Back to the Auction Block, Elected Officials, Tenants and Advocates Call...

New York City, November 28, 2007 – Calling on the owners of Starrett City to do right by the taxpayers that subsidized the complex...

Thompson: 2,100 Homeowners Reach Out For Help To Save Their Homes

November 15, 2007 --  New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. today announced that 2,100 individuals and families from across the tri-state region have...

Thompson Launches “Save Our Homes” Initiative To Address Subprime Crisis In New York City

October 30, 2007 -- Flanked by several of the city’s top labor and religious leaders, New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. today...

Thompson Announces Pension Fund Sponsored Affordable Housing For City Educators

New York, NY, October 4, 2007 -- New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. today announced an investment of more than $28 million...

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