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REP. CAROLYN MALONEY, REAL ESTATE LEADERS AND MERCHANTS HAIL ECONOMIC BOOM FOR NYC WHEN...

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), joined by Dottie Herman, Chief Executive of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, the Second Avenue Merchants Association, and the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, hailed a real estate and economic boom for New York City once the decades-long awaited Second Avenue Subway Line at last opens December 31, 2016

NYS Homes and Community Renewal, Roc USA® and Pathstone Help Ballston Spa Residents Buy...

$4 Million State Investment Buys Cooperative Ownership and Essential Infrastructure Improvements at Kayadeross Acres Manufactured Home Park

Ballston Spa, NY December 20, 2016: New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), ROC USA and PathStone today announced that thanks to a $3.4 million loan, homeowners in the 33-acre Kayadeross Acres Manufactured Home Cooperative, formerly known as Creek and Pines, took a big step toward securing their financial futures when they purchased the land beneath their homes. The funds will finance the land acquisition and conversion to cooperative ownership; an additional $675,000 will go toward upgrades and repairs to major infrastructure systems serving the residents

Homeless Man Convicted of Murder for Fatally Shooting Man During Robbery on Brownsville Street...

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced that a 49-year-old homeless man has been convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting an acquaintance during a robbery on a Brownsville street corner.

Nonprofit Partnership Provides Low-Cost Solar Power for Multifamily Affordable Housing in New York City

Solar One, GRID Alternatives Tri-State and Co-op Power today announced the launch of Affordable Solar New York. The nonprofit initiative will bring lowcost solar power to affordable housing providers in New York, which provide critical housing and services to low-income residents. Solar can significantly reduce energy costs for both operators and tenants, yet up-front costs, credit scores and complex financing remain significant barriers for this sector to access the technology.

OGS ANNOUNCES UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION OPPORTUNITIES

RoAnn M. Destito, New York State Office of General Services Commissioner today announced bidding for eight construction contracts listed below by county.

OGS TO AWARD NEW CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS

RoAnn M. Destito, New York State Office of General Services Commissioner today announced that new construction bids have been awarded in the below counties. The awards are described in the listing below. The contracts are expected to be awarded to the apparent low bidders following review and approval by the State Comptroller's Office.

Comptroller Stringer Analysis: Hotel Room Shelters Costing City $400,000 Per Day

The number of homeless New Yorkers living in commercial hotels has spiked dramatically since November 2015, with the City now spending an unprecedented $400,000 per day on hotel rooms – a 669 percent rise over 12 months – according to a new analysis released today by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer.

Following Tragedy, Comptroller Stringer Calls on the City to Create a Roadmap to Tackle...

Following the tragic death of two children in the Bronx yesterday, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer today called for the City to release a roadmap to solving the homelessness crisis

Higgins Says Approval of Water Legislation Is Good News For Western New York

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced approval of the Water Resources Development Act (S. 612) delivering support for projects enhancing local waterways, improving water infrastructure and rebuilding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District headquarters.

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES NEW ACTIONS TO ASSIST HOMEOWNERS FACING FORECLOSURE AND HOLD BANKS AND...

Consumer Bill of Rights and Final Regulation and are Final Pieces of Sweeping Legislation Signed by Governor Cuomo to Assist Homeowners Facing Foreclosure. Actions Combat Blight Created by Vacant and Abandoned Properties across New York State

OGS ANNOUNCES UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION OPPORTUNITIES

RoAnn M. Destito, New York State Office of General Services Commissioner today announced bidding for one construction contracts listed below by county.

OGS TO AWARD NEW CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS

RoAnn M. Destito, New York State Office of General Services Commissioner today announced that new construction bids have been awarded in the below counties. The awards are described in the listing below. The contracts are expected to be awarded to the apparent low bidders following review and approval by the State Comptroller's Office.

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein Applauds Excellent Audit Conducted By New York State Comptroller...

s the report and audit overwhelmingly positive, it found that there were no material deficiencies and “commend(ed) County officials for designing and implementing effective controls over property tax exemptions.”

MAYOR DE BLASIO, DOF AND HPD ANNOUNCE SUSPENSION NOTICES SENT TO OWNERS OF 3,000...

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Vicki Been and Department of Finance Commissioner Jacques Jiha today announced that DOF sent letters notifying owners of 3,103 multi-family rental buildings, with 37,141 apartments, that their 421-a tax benefits will be suspended if they don’t comply with the requirements of the 421-a program

Albany, NY Governor Cuomo Announces $2.62 Million Supportive Housing Project for Veterans and Individuals...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of a $2.62 million supportive housing project in the Finger Lakes. The project will provide permanent and transitional housing for homeless veterans and individuals suffering from a substance abuse disorder in Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties. Residents will be able to access the necessary services to help achieve stability in their lives and be active participants in their community. This project is part of Governor Cuomo's unprecedented $20 billion Homelessness and Affordable Housing Action Plan

Total Household Debt Remains Sluggish Yet Non-Housing Debt Continues Expanding

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York today issued its Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit, which reported that total household debt increased modestly by $63 billion (a 0.5% increase) to $12.35 trillion during the third quarter of 2016. There were increases across every type of non-housing debt, with a 2.9% increase in auto loan balances, a 2.5% increase in credit card balances, and a 1.6% percent increase in student loan balances this quarter.

Congressman Meeks’ Statement on HUD-Nominee Ben Carson

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, Senior Member of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement on President-elect Trump's nomination of Dr. Ben Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD

Vice Chair Crowley Endorses NYS Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi’s Home Stability Support Initiative to Combat...

Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, released the following statement in support of NYS Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi’s Home Stability Support (HSS) initiative to address New York’s growing homeless crisis

NYS Homes and Community Renewal Announces $2 Million Pilot Program to Replace Dilapidated Manufactured...

New York State Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner James S. Rubin today announced a $2 million pilot program to address the prevalence of older, dilapidated mobile and manufactured homes and preserve an important source of affordable housing in New York. The Mobile and Manufactured Home Replacement Pilot Program (MMHR) assists homeowners to remove and replace dilapidated mobile or manufactured homes with new, energy efficient manufactured, modular or site built homes.

HUD Funds will be used to Help Low-Income, At-Risk Veteran Families With Safe and...

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio today announced $265,536 in federal funding for New York City. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program to provide homeless veterans access to affordable housing. Specifically, the New York City Housing Preservation Department will use the federal funds to reserve a total of 24 apartments at three new building complexes for homeless veterans.

N.Y. POWER AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF ENERGY-SAVING LIGHTING PROJECTS IN BUFFALO

The New York Power Authority today announced the completion of new energy-efficient lighting projects in Buffalo’s City Hall and on its downtown streets that will save the city more than $65,000 in annual energy costs. The new LED fixtures will last thousands of hours longer than incandescent and fluorescent bulbs and use a fraction of the electricity, helping the city reach its goal of becoming 20 percent more energy efficient by 2020.

Five Congressional Members Ask Army Corps to Extend Comment Period for Sandy Recovery

More than four years after Superstorm Sandy touched down in many areas of New York, decimating the city’s homes, businesses and shoreline, five members of Congress have asked the Army Corps of Engineers to give citizens an opportunity have a stronger voice in the recovery and resiliency effort. On the cusp of the deadline set by the Army Corps of Engineers for comment on the Draft Integrated Hurricane Sandy General Re-evaluation Report, U.S. Reps.

Housing Visions and New York State Homes and Community Renewal Celebrate the Ribbon Cutting...

Housing Visions Unlimited, Inc. NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), the City of Syracuse, elected officials, and partners celebrated the ribbon cutting of Salina Crossing, a mixed-used development that has created 49 modern, safe and affordable housing units for low-income households and nearly 6,000 square feet of commercial space to revitalize two neighborhoods connected by Salina Street, a main thoroughfare that spans the Northside and Southside of Syracuse

City and State Housing Agencies Join Project Partners to Celebrate the Completion of the...

New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC), join Monadnock Development, Signature Urban Properties, and GTIS Partners for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of construction of the first two of ten planned buildings at Compass Residences in the Bronx.  Project partners also in attendance included MBD, Community Housing Corporation and Dattner Architects

New York Department of State Hosts State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council Public...

The New York Department of State will host a public meeting of the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council on Friday, December 9, 2016, 10:00 a.m. at 99 Washington Avenue in Albany; 123 William Street in New York City; and 65 Court Street in Buffalo. The meeting will be held via videoconference at all locations.

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Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $520 Million in Energy Efficiency Upgrades...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $520 million in energy efficient upgrades across the City University of New York system. Coinciding with Earth Week, the energy-saving measures will reduce environmental impacts and operating costs while helping CUNY reach the Governor’s statewide energy goals to build a clean energy future for all of New York State.

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A.G. Schneiderman, DA Gonzalez Announce The Indictments Of Nine Defendants For...

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, together with Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, today announced that nine individuals have been variously charged with money laundering, mortgage fraud, grand larceny, conspiracy, and other charges related to their participation in a scheme to defraud mortgage lenders that spanned two New York City boroughs and resulted in over $1 million in ill-gotten mortgage loans