Yearly Archives: 2016

Broad Coalition Of States And Localities Urge Continued Defense Of Clean Power Plan In...

A broad coalition of 19 states and localities, led by New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, called on President-Elect Trump to continue the federal government’s defense of the Clean Power Plan in a letter sent today, urging him to reject “misguided advice” from a group of Attorneys General led by West Virginia to discard the plan

Governor Cuomo Announces $8 Million to Construct, Rehabilitate and Repair 295 Owner-Occupied Homes Throughout...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced nearly $8 million in funds to construct, rehabilitate and improve the homes of 295 income-eligible families across New York. The funds are awarded through New York State Homes and Community Renewal's Affordable Home Ownership Development Program, administered by the Affordable Housing Corporation. More than 8,700 homes under this administration have been created or made safer and more affordable with $168 million in Affordable Housing Corporation awards.

Record November sales drive NY housing market past 2015 total

A record-setting November market pushed the New York State home sales total to 118,730, surpassing the 2015 annual mark of 116,671, according to the housing market report released today by the New York State Association of REALTORS. Closed home sales set a new record for November reaching 10,547 for the month, an increase of nearly 9 percent from November 2015. The November 2016 statewide median sales price of $240,000 represents an increase of 6.7 percent from a year ago

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $60 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR 38 UPSTATE NEW...

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $60,177,796 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for 38 counties across Upstate NY that promote the goal of ending homelessness. The funding was allocated through HUD’s Continuum of Care (CoC) Program, which provides funding to nonprofits, as well as local and state governments, to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families and promote access to programs that encourage self-sufficiency

Go Green, Get Green: NYS Tax Department Reminds New Yorkers of Solar Energy Systems...

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today announced that New Yorkers have claimed more than $38 million with a tax credit available to those who’ve installed solar energy systems at their primary residence. Between 2012 and 2014, claims for the Solar Energy Systems Equipment Credit increased 194%. The Tax Department received 9,041 claims for the credit in 2014, up from 3,074 in 2012

SCHUMER DEMANDS CSX STOP THROWING UP ROADBLOCKS AND TRANSFER KEY PARCEL TO CITY OF...

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged CSX to be a good neighbor and work with the City of Hudson as the local development corporation presses ahead in its proposal to acquire a CSX-owned parcel of land that could be the linchpin in its multi-million dollar redevelopment of the former KAZ warehouse site on Front Street in Hudson. Schumer explained that the local Hudson Development Corporation (HDC) has been trying to reach CSX for roughly two years now, but its outreach has fallen on deaf ears. HDC is looking to turn the former factory into a $25 million mixed-use facility with residential, retail and office space.

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

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR 33 LONG ISLAND ORGANIZATIONS...

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $8,250,326 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for services on Long Island that promote the goal of ending homelessness. The funding was allocated through HUD’s Continuum of Care Program, which provides funding to non-profits, as well as local and state governments, to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families and promote access to programs that encourage self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

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

Governor Cuomo Announces 26 Properties Nominated to State and National Registers of Historic Places

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Board for Historic Preservation recommended adding 26 properties, resources and districts to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The nominations reflect the remarkable breadth of New York’s history, ranging from the famous site of the Woodstock Music Festival, to a massive hydroelectric plant in Niagara, to a Romanesque Revival church in Syracuse

HUD AWARDS NEARLY $2 BILLION FOR LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS

As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to prevent and end homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded a record $1.95 billion in grants to nearly 7,600 homeless assistance programs across throughout the nation, including Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. HUD’s Continuum of Care grants provide critically needed support to local programs on the front lines of serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

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.

Interior Department Auctions Over 79,000 Acres Offshore New York for Wind Energy Development

Furthering President Obama’s comprehensive Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy resources and cut carbon pollution, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper today announced the completion of the nation’s sixth competitive lease sale for renewable energy in federal waters. Today’s lease sale offered 79,350 acres offshore New York for potential wind energy development

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.

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Additional $20 Million For Homeowner Protection Program, Plus New Grant Program...

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced an additional $20 million in funding for the fifth year of his Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP), as well as the launch of the Foreclosure Rescue Scam Prevention Initiative, a new grant program that will enhance outreach, education, and referral services for homeowners at risk of fraudulent foreclosure rescue schemes.

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.

HPD COMMISSIONER BEEN AND HDC PRESIDENT ENDERLIN ANNOUNCE HOUSING LOTTERY FOR 100 NEWLY CONSTRUCTED...

Lottery applications are now being accepted for 44-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, a mixed-income development affordable to individuals earning a minimum annual income of $23,726 for an individual and up to $94,590 for a household of six

Today: A.G. Schneiderman To Announce Additional Homeowner Protection Funding, Launch New Initiative To Prevent...

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman will announce an additional large-scale investment in his Homeowner Protection Program and launch a new grant program to target outreach, education, and referral services to New Yorkers most vulnerable to foreclosure rescue scams such as deed theft

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.

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Jennifer Brown, Founding Executive Director of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership, to...

Jennifer Brown, the first and only Executive Director of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID), will leave this fall after more than a dozen years of service to the neighborhood. Ms. Brown will begin work next month as Executive Director of the Montclair Center BID, working in the area where she and her family live.