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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.
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
RoAnn M. Destito, New York State Office of General Services Commissioner today announced bidding for one construction contracts listed below by county.
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 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
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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
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
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.
New York State, Rochester’s Cornerstone Group and Local Partners Celebrate Groundbreaking for $11.8 Million...
New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) and the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) joined Rochester’s Cornerstone Group, Lifetime Housing Development Corporation and local partners to celebrate the groundbreaking for the $11.8 million Frances Apartments in the Town of Sweden, Monroe County. When completed in 2017, the 56-unit affordable housing development will offer affordable housing for low-income individuals and residential based services for residents with developmental disabilities
The New York Power Authority today announced the completion of an energy-efficiency project at the New York State Museum that will save nearly $200,000 in annual energy and maintenance costs and reduce greenhouse gases by approximately 900 tons annually, the equivalent of taking 190 cars off the road.
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today reminded veterans to take advantage of the valuable year-round tax exemptions and credits available to them, their families, and employers
The Heating Equipment Repair/Replacement benefit of the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) opens today, November 7, 2016. If your home’s heating equipment needs repair or replacement please contact the Department of Family Services at 845-807-0142 to schedule a review of your situation and file an application, if needed
Mayor Richard C. David today announced construction of a 10-unit homeless veterans housing project at 27 Pine St. in Binghamton, the latest effort of Mayor David’s Blue Ribbon Commission to End Veteran Homelessness.
Crowley, Gianaris, Simotas, Constantinides Cheer Amtrak’s Decision to Rescind Exorbitant Rent Hikes for Homeowners
Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, along with NYS Senator Michael Gianaris, NYS Assembly Member Aravella Simotas, and NYC Council Member Costa Constantinides, were joined by local residents at a press conference to cheer Amtrak’s decision to halt any further actions or negotiations regarding properties many homeowners in Astoria have leased for decades.
Rep. Gibson calls for Congressional investigation of response to Rensselaer County water contamination
Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-19) submitted a letter to House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-3) requesting the committee investigate the response by New York State and federal officials to the contamination of drinking water in Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh.
U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the release of $325,060,769 in heating and home energy assistance funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is the main federal program that helps low-income households and seniors with their energy bills, providing vital assistance during both the cold winter and hot summer months.