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I want to thank Chairman Torres for calling this hearing on the New York City Housing Authority, and for inviting me to testify. And I want to thank members of the Committee on Public Housing and the Committee on Contracts for being here.
A.G. Schneiderman Reaches $400,000 Settlement With Alleged Participants In Mortgage Rescue Scam That Stole...
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that he had reached settlement agreements with a disbarred attorney, an attorney, and a mortgage broker, who along with others allegedly operated a mortgage foreclosure rescue scam on Long Island that robbed 14 Long Island homeowners out of their homes’ deeds and equity. The mortgage foreclosure rescue scam involved multiple alleged partners: Empire Property Solutions and its principals, John Rutigliano and Kenneth Kiefer, located in Medford and Bethpage
SCHUMER: HUD WILL WAIVE ‘DUPLICATION OF BENEFITS’ REVIEW FOR NEARLY ALL SUPERSTORM SANDY VICTIMS,...
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that, after his push, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will waive its policy mandating a “duplication of benefits” assessment for Superstorm Sandy victims who receive $20,000 or less from FEMA. For the minority of cases that remain, HUD will look at each on a case-by-case basis and determine if there is a potential duplication of benefits
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC), and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), joined the NHP Foundation and partners to celebrate the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Plaza Borinquen. Built in 1974, the project is a scattered site development that includes nine buildings located along East 137th, East 138th, and East 139th Streets between Brook and Willis Avenues in the Mott Haven section of The Bronx.
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, ZELDIN ANNOUNCE OVER $2.4 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SUFFOLK COUNTY’S FRANCIS...
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand and U.S. Congressman Lee Zeldin today announced $2,486,087 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding for Francis S. Gabreski Airport. The grant is being provided to Suffolk County for the rehabilitation of runway 15/33 at Gabreski Airport.
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced, following his push, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has approved a $150,000 grant for the home of famed landscape artist and founder of the Hudson River School, Thomas Cole. Schumer’s announcement comes after he secured $460,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to uncover recently discovered decorative friezes, which are believed to have been painted by Cole in 1836.
The New York State Department of Financial Services has directed New York banks to comply with New York's abandoned property law -- a statute that helps ensure consumers and businesses receive old, unclaimed account funds. NYDFS has identified several recent public notices issued by banks regarding unclaimed account funds that are confusing or non-compliant with the law -- such as newspaper notices of unclaimed accounts that are organized alphabetically by first, rather than last name
A.G. Schneiderman Secures Agreement With Evans Bank Ending Discriminatory Mortgage Redlining In Buffalo
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a settlement that requires Evans Bank, N.A. and Evans Bancorp, Inc. (together, “Evans”) to end unlawful discriminatory mortgage practices, known as “redlining.” The practices denied access to mortgage loans to borrowers in predominantly African-American neighborhoods in the city of Buffalo because of the racial composition of those communities.
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that his office recovered $165,212 that had been wrongly taken by David Marshall and Charles J. Kramer, Jr., lawyers for the estate of former Lyon Mountain resident Joseph Warsen. Marshall and Kramer drained the estate, which was originally intended to support scholarships for North Country students at the State University of New York, of nearly a third of its value through improper, superfluous fees
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer launched his push today to fight steep funding cuts that have been proposed to two federal programs in the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill that would negatively impact the City of Elmira. Schumer explained that these cuts would effectively decimate critical funding that the City of Elmira relies on for local public infrastructure projects, home rehabilitation and ownership programs, neighborhood revitalization efforts and more.
NYSERDA Announces Changes to State Support to Make High-Efficiency, Low-Emission Wood Heating Systems More...
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced increased levels of support through Renewable Heat NY for high-efficiency, low-emission wood heating systems to improve the return-on-investment for homeowners and businesses.
The New York Department of State will host a public meeting of the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council on Wednesday August 19, 2015, 10:00 a.m. at the Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Convention Center 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.
A.G. Schneiderman And Local Officials Showcase Achievements Of Housing Programs Designed To Rebuild New...
Attorney General’s Foreclosure Relief Programs Have Helped More Than 6,800 Hudson Valley Families Keep Their Homes. Schneiderman: No Family Should Ever Lose Their Home Because They Could Not Speak To A Housing Counselor Or Get A Small Loan To Refinance Their Mortgage
Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $4.5 Million in Outdoor Recreation Improvement Projects in the...
Governor Cuomo announced that $4.5 million projects will enhance outdoor recreation for people of all ages and abilities in the Thousand Islands Region. A roughly $3.6 million project to improve the beachfront and campgrounds of Wellesley Island and Grass Point State Parks is now complete, making the parks more attractive to visitors to these popular destinations on the St. Lawrence River in the Thousand Islands region. In addition, construction is now underway on a $1 million accessible trail at Wilson Hill Wildlife Management Area in St. Lawrence County
Governor Cuomo announced more than $6.2 million in grant awards to help 16 historically significant properties repair severe damage from Superstorm Sandy in 2012. This is the second round of funding announced by the Governor to rehabilitate historic landmarks damaged in the storm
MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. today announced the Supreme Court of New Hampshire ruled in favor of New York Community Bank, finding that as assignee of MERS, it was authorized to foreclose. In pdf Bergeron v. New York Community Bank (102 KB), the Plaintiff challenged the defendant’s authority to foreclose, alleging the defendant did not prove that it was the genuine holder of the note and seeking an order to restrain the defendant from foreclosing.
The New York State Economic Development Power Allocation Board will hold a meeting, via videoconference, on Monday, July 27, at 10:00 a.m. Consistent with Section 104(4) of the Open Meetings Law, the public has the right to attend the meeting at any of the videoconference locations shown below
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced the sale of a 51,000 square foot parcel in East Harlem for the construction of The New York Proton Center (NYPC), the first proton beam therapy facility in New York State. The Center will provide a state-of-the-art cancer treatment regimen using targeted radiation that is especially effective on pediatric, head and neck, and eye cancers, among others.
NEW YORK CITY COMPTROLLER SCOTT M. STRINGER ANNOUNCES PRE-LITIGATION SETTLEMENT WITH THE ESTATE OF...
New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer today announced the settlement of a pre-litigation claim with the estate of Eric Garner for $5.9 million. Garner’s estate filed a claim against New York City in October 2014 for damages related to his death in July of last year
Alliance For Downtown New York Board Of Directors Elects Dennis Friedrich, Brookfield Office CEO,...
The Alliance for Downtown New York’s Board of Directors last night unanimously elected Brookfield Properties Partners’ Global Office CEO Dennis Friedrich as its new Chairman. Friedrich replaces Robert Douglass, who has served as the Alliance’s Chairman since its inception in 1995 and will remain a member on the Board of Directors.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that he is deploying Department of Financial Services representatives to Chester in Orange County and Monticello in Sullivan County to offer foreclosure prevention assistance to financially struggling homeowners.
U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice today announced that two local organizations have been awarded nearly $300,000 in federal grant funds to help homeless veterans on Long Island find jobs and sustainable housing. Easter Seals New York, Inc. will receive $150,000 and United Veterans Beacon House, Inc. will receive $145,000 through the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP).
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced details of a final agreement on a number of major priorities for the end of the 2015-16 legislative session. Governor Cuomo said: “Today, we have reached an agreement on robust, comprehensive reforms that put the people of New York first. We are strengthening rent laws and extending them for four years in the New York City area to protect more than two million tenants.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced resurfacing projects totaling $75 million will be completed this year on approximately 428 lane miles of state highways across New York. Funding for these projects was accelerated into this construction season in order to repair widespread damage from deep frost over the winter
A.G. Schneiderman Announces Statewide Advertising Campaign To Help New York Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure Rescue...
Campaign Will Promote AGScamHelp.com, A Web-Based App To Educate Consumers On How To Avoid And Report Mortgage Rescue Scams. Schneiderman: Informed Homeowners Are the Most Powerful Tools Against Foreclosure Scams