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Maloney Announces Nearly $4 Million FEMA Investment for Microgrid Installation in Four Corners Area...

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced an investment of $3,998,729.00 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the state of New York to fund the construction of

Reps. Katko, Brindisi to Amazon CEO: Upstate New York is Open for Business

Following news yesterday that Amazon has abandoned its plans to open its HQ2 headquarters in New York City, U.S. Reps. John Katko (NY-24) and Anthony Brindisi (NY-22

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein Announces Availability Of Funding For 2019 Youth Programs

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

New York Board of Real Estate Appraisal to Hold Meeting on January 28,2019 at...

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 to Passes Legislation to Allow the Extension of Property Tax Deadlines for Furloughed...

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

NYS DIVISION OF CONSUMER PROTECTION WARNS NEW YORKERS OF CARBON MONOXIDE AND FIRE HAZARDS...

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.

Statement in Support of Residential Tower Mechanical Voids Text Amendment by Council Member Ben...

"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.

Maloney Elected Chairman of Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee

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

DFS FINES SN SERVICING CORP. $100,000 FOR VIOLATIONS OF VACANT AND ABANDONED PROPERTY LAW

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.

Inflation Expectations Stable while Home Price Growth Expectations Continue to Deteriorate

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.

Department of Civil Service Announces New Career Opportunities for Engineers in New York State

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

Inflation Expectations Stable in November; Home Price and Earnings Expectations Decline

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.

Consumers’ Expectations Largely Stable; while Home Price Growth Expectations Continue to Retreat

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.

OGS Announces Upcoming Construction and Consulting Opportunities

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

Stefanik, Kilmer Introduce Broadband for All Act

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.

YOUR KEY TO NYC: MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCES LARGEST YEAR FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING PRODUCTION...

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

REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS INVITED TO JOIN JUNE TRADE MISSION TO THE PHILIPPINES

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

Press Launch for Making Room: Housing for a Changing America

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.

New York City Fire Fatalities Rise 35% in 2017

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.

Maloney Announces Nearly $3 Million in Unused Federal Funding Going to Two Flood Mitigation...

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

HPD ANNOUNCES THE AWARD OF $14.5 MILLION IN TAX CREDITS TO CREATE NEARLY 800...

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

HOUSING 2.0: MAYOR DE BLASIO LIFTS AFFORDABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP

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.

NEW TOOL TO COMBAT HOMELESSNESS: MAYOR DE BLASIO MOVES TO CONVERT CLUSTER BUILDINGS INTO...

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

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As the City of New York negotiates the housing budget amidst an unprecedented homelessness crisis, homeless activists from the House Our Future NY campaign interrupted a budget hearing held by the City Council’s Housing and Buildings Committee. Led by Nathylin Flowers Adesegun–the homeless 73-year old