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Ulster County Executive Mike Hein announces that the Ulster County Youth Bureau is accepting applications for the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Youth Development grants. The Ulster County Youth Bureau administers the Youth Development Program (YDP) and Runaway & Homeless Shelter (RHYA) funding from OCFS and Ulster County to support youth programs
The New York Department of State will hold a public meeting on January 28, 2019 at 10:30 a.m., regarding the Real Estate Appraisal profession. The meeting will take place at the following locations: 99 Washington Avenue, Albany; 65 Court Street, Buffalo; and, 123 William Street, New York City. The public has the right to attend the meeting at any of these locations.
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember Kenneth Zebrowski announced that the Assembly will today pass legislation that would allow local governments and school districts to give furloughed federal employees a temporary extension to pay their property taxes
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection today issued a consumer alert about the dangers of carbon monoxide and fire hazards in extreme cold weather. When weather becomes this cold, some consumers may turn to dangerous heating alternatives to stay warm -- propane heaters, generators, space heaters and/or outdoor grills brought inside. Carbon monoxide poisoning and residential fires may have lethal consequences if such devices are used improperly.
"We're saying no to empty buildings filled with voids simply to give the 1% better views while leaving the rest of us in their shadow. “There is something wrong when developers would rather build empty spaces to prop up the wealthy rather than building the affordable housing that 99% of New Yorkers need.
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) was elected by his fellow Democrats on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to serve as the next Chairman of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee. The subcommittee has jurisdiction over the United States Coast Guard, the regulation of seafaring vessels and their crews, the regulation of commerce and the merchant marine, and more
Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo today announced that the Department of Financial Services (DFS) has fined SN Servicing Corp., a New York State-registered mortgage loan servicer, $100,000 for failing to maintain two properties in Gloversville, N.Y., under New York’s Abandoned Property Relief Act, which requires banks and mortgage services to fulfill certain maintenance obligations at “zombie” properties.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Center for Microeconomic Data released the December 2018 Survey of Consumer Expectations, which shows no change in short-term inflation expectations and a slight uptick in medium-term inflation expectations
Rep. Katko: Farm Bill Provides Economic Development, Infrastructure Investment Opportunities for Wayne County
U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced that, following his advocacy, Wayne County has been added to a list of counties in New York State eligible for Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) funding opportunities. The designation was included in the text of the bicameral Farm Bill released today.
The Department of Civil Service today announced the New York State Career Opportunities in Engineering Program, a new civil service exam program that will provide qualified engineers with immediate and continuous access to a wide array of job opportunities across state government. More than 250 engineering positions are expected to be filled statewide over the next six months
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Center for Microeconomic Data released the November 2018 Survey of Consumer Expectations, which shows little change in short- and medium- term inflation expectations, but generally more pessimistic housing and labor market expectations.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Center for Microeconomic Data released the August 2018 Survey of Consumer Expectations, which shows a slight increase in the medium-term inflation expectations.
RoAnn M. Destito, New York State Office of General Services Commissioner today announced bidding for one construction contracts listed below by county. Firms interested in additional information or to acquire bid documents should visit the OGS website
Representatives Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Derek Kilmer (D-WA) introduced the Broadband for All Act. The bill creates refundable tax credits for businesses and groups of people who team up to build the infrastructure that connects them to the country’s existing rural broadband service.
Mayor de Blasio today announced that his administration financed 32,116 affordable homes last year, breaking the all-time record previously set by former Mayor Ed Koch in 1989 of 25,243 units. The City also broke the record for the most new construction with 9,140 affordable homes; almost 60 percent of all homes financed will serve New Yorkers making less than $47,000 for a family of three
Looking to foster investment opportunities between real estate stakeholders in the Philippines and the U.S., the Filipino American Real Estate Professional Association Silicon Valley chapter is organizing a trade mission to the Philippines on June 16-29. The trade mission will take participants to Manila, the country's capital, to the island of Palawan, which has the best beaches in the world, and to Vigan, a city known for its preserved Spanish colonial and Asian architecture
Focused on the 21st-century housing needs of a changing America, the National Building Museum's Making Room exhibition is poised for the first scheduled transformation of the exhibition's centerpiece-the 1,000-square-foot "Open House" built within the galleries.
While 2016 was the Big Apple’s safest year in terms of fire fatalities, 2017 experienced a 35% spike, increasing from 48 fire deaths to 73 in the year just concluded. The 2016 low corresponded with a decades-long trend than can be largely attributed to an increase in fire sprinkler system installations, as New York City regulations have consistently expanded requirements for sprinklers.
Three years after he stood at Maple Avenue Park to announce that $11.5 million worth of unused Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief (CDBG-DR) funding would remain available to Orange County for flood mitigation in the wake of Hurricane Irene, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced two flood mitigation projects totaling $2.8 million.
HPD JOINS AAFE AND ENTERPRISE COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO PRESERVE HISTORIC AFFORDABLE BUILDING IN CHINATOWN
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE), and Enterprise Community Loan Fund, Inc. (ECLF) today unveiled 81 Madison Street, a 20-unit building in Manhattan’s Chinatown neighborhood that was one of the first buildings to undergo HPD’s Green Housing Preservation Program, which provided financing for improvements to the non-profit-owned building
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer today announced the allocation of $14.5 million in housing credits for nine affordable housing developments in Brooklyn and the Bronx, creating and preserving nearly 800 affordable apartments for New Yorkers throughout both boroughs
Mayor Bill de Blasio detailed two new programs that will help New Yorkers achieve and maintain the American Dream – owning their own home. Open Door aids first-time homeowners buy a condo or coop, and HomeFix helps New Yorkers make capital improvements to their homes. These two programs will reach at least 2,100 households in eight years.
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that the City will help not-for-profit developers acquire and rehab residential “cluster site” buildings, currently used to house homeless families, and convert them into permanent affordable housing in a historic move to address the homelessness crisis in New York City. If negotiations to buy cluster site buildings are not successful, the City will use eminent domain to acquire them
U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Stephanie W. Cowart, 58, of Grand Island, NY, pleaded guilty to theft concerning programs receiving federal funds before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. In addition, Cowart’s son and daughter-in-law, Allen, 31, and Fredia, 28, both of Niagara Falls, NY, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of theft of government funds which carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine
The New York Department of State will hold a public meeting followed immediately by a public hearing on December 11 at 2:00 p.m, regarding the profession of real estate salespersons and brokers. The meeting will take place at the following office locations: 99 Washington Avenue, Albany, 276 Waring Road, Rochester; and, 123 William Street, New York City.