WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 27, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a $492,000 grant to the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers. The grant, part of the Residential Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency – Service Coordinators (ROSS-SC) program, will provide funding for non-profit organizations to hire Service Coordinators to synchronize supportive services and other activities designed to help public housing residents achieve economic and housing self-sufficiency.
Albany, NY – February 20, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today highlighted the success of a pilot program initiated by a Kingston food hub thanks to a $775,000 grant from the state Department of Agriculture and Markets and Empire State Development. In 2012, Farm to Table Co-Packers, in partnership with Hudson Valley Harvest and Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation (HVADC), was awarded a New York State grant of $775,000 to expand its infrastructure and processing capacity.
New York, NY – February 5, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The New York Community Trust is making grants to protect consumers from toxic chemicals, provide...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 18, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced 37 awards, totaling $14 million, to rehabilitate and construct low- and moderate-income housing in every region across the state. The competitive awards are made to local municipalities and not-for-profit organizations to help revitalize communities and drive local economic activity
WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 20, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Speaker Sheldon Silver announced the passage of legislation that will help to streamline the recovery process and prioritize rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Sandy. This legislation (A.9578) authorizes New York City to grant partial abatement of taxes on real property that was seriously damaged during the storm and has since been rebuilt.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 12, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a $184,010 grant for The Learning Web, a youth development agency in Ithaca. This federal funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children & Families’ Transitional Living Program through the Family and Youth Service Bureau and will be used to expand housing and support services to accommodate more homeless youth. In February, Senator Gillibrand sent a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, urging for swift approval of this funding request.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 9, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1.7 million in federal funds to acquire and demolish flood-damaged structures in the Village of Sidney in Delaware County, and turn them into green space. The federal funds cover 75% of Delaware County’s project to buyout and tear down the properties in this flood-prone location. Because the damaged buildings were located in a flood hazard zone, where there was persistent and severe flooding, demolishing the structures was Delaware County’s preferred plan
The Bronx, NY - February 12, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congressman José E. Serrano applauded BronxWorks, an organization in his community that changes lives and assists those in need with a variety of services. Serrano recently helped BronxWorks with a federal grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for their work, which will bring $1 million to the organization
New York, NY - January 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York announced today the award of an $857,500 grant to the St. John Fruit Belt Development Corporation to help finance the St. John Townhomes II project, which will build 49 units of affordable housing in the Fruit Belt neighborhood of Buffalo; a $400,000 grant to the Lackawanna Housing Development Corporation to help finance the Lackawanna Homes project, which will build 48 single-family homes and a community building in a targeted revitalization neighborhood in Lackawanna; and a $163,800 grant to Niagara Community Action Program, Inc. to help finance the rehabilitation of 20 units of owner-occupied housing across Niagara County. Federal Home Loan Bank of New York members M&T Bank and First Niagara Bank submitted the applications for the funding.
SCHUMER: OVER 900 HOMES AFFECTED BY NISSEQUOGUE RIVER’S RECURRING FLOODING PROBLEM; URGES FEMA TO...
New York, NY - December 23, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to approve Suffolk County’s application for hazard mitigation grants that would help support the Northeast Branch Nissequogue River Restoration Project. The project will mitigate recurring groundwater flooding that impacts residents and businesses around Miller’s Pond and the Northeast Branch of the Nissequogue River. Over 900 homes have been identified as having experienced damaged related to the flood hazard in this area. Schumer today pushed for funding through FEMA’s hazard mitigation grant to improve the storm water infrastructure. Schumer also urged the New York State Office of Emergency Management to include this project in their final list of Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) projects submitted to FEMA by late January
Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $38,000 Grant for Bishop Sheen Housing Foundation in Monroe County –...
New York. NY - November 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation will receive a $38,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, specifically from the Housing Preservation Grant program. This funding will be used in all twelve units owned by the Bishop Sheen Housing Foundation to replace roofs, furnaces, and address accessibility issues, like installing handicap ramps
BUFFALO - October 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced more than $12.4 million in grant funding for land banks in Erie County/Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Chautauqua County, Newburgh, and Suffolk County. The grants represent the first round of competitive funding awards under the Attorney General’s Land Bank Community Revitalization Initiative. This two-year, $20 million program provides funds from last year’s National Mortgage Settlement with the nation’s largest banks to help communities rebuild and restore neighborhoods hit hard by the housing crisis
NEW YORK - October 24, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced $20 million in grants to fund housing counseling and legal services for homeowners across the state. The award money represents the second round of a three-year, $60 million commitment made by the Attorney General’s Office to aid struggling homeowners in New York who are fighting to avoid foreclosure and remain in their homes. Throughout New York State, 34 legal services organizations and 54 housing counseling agencies will receive funds to provide free foreclosure prevention services. The program also includes funding for two anchor partners – the Center for New York City Neighborhoods and the Empire Justice Center – that assist the Office of the Attorney General with program management, provide grantees with technical assistance and administer a robust training curriculum
New York, NY - September 24, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Eliot Engel announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding $4,264,061 in grant money to Yonkers, to improve housing in the city and expand economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents
New York, NY - August 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-16) announced that the City of New Rochelle will be receiving $1,419,575 in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The source of the grant comes from the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which enable states and local governments to develop viable housing in urban communities for low- and middle-income families.
New York, NY - July 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged Sandy-impacted homeowners on Staten Island to apply to New York City’s “Build it Back Program” now that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has modified its guidelines to include more flexibility for those who originally turned down Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. Originally, HUD’s guidelines included a “duplication of benefits” policy that negatively impacted victims who were offered but turned down SBA loans, often times because they were prudently avoiding additional debt. Previously, for these homeowners the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) assistance they would be eligible for
Washington, DC - May 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A $168,500 grant for the Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority will provide permanent housing to 20 homeless veterans and is a positive step forward to battling veterans homelessness in the state, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said today. The supportive housing assistance is provided through the HUD (U.S. Housing and Urban Development)-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program, which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Newburgh, NY - May 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded Orange County’s Lead Safe Program with a Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant and Healthy Homes Initiative funding. This investment will help Orange County’s Office of Community Development clear homes of lead paint and fire hazards, improving the living conditions and safety of children and families across Orange County
NEW YORK, NY - May 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- People whose property was damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy can get rebuilding advice from a Federal Emergency Management Agency hazard mitigation specialist. The specialists are knowledgeable about cleanup and building safer and smarter to avoid future losses.
New York, NY - May 7, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York State Senate today passed bills that would continue to promote the construction of environmentally-friendly buildings and the cost-saving benefits of net metering for utility bills. Both bills are sponsored by Senator George D. Maziarz (R-C, Newfane), and would help reduce the consumption of limited natural resources, promote the use of renewable energy, and lower energy costs
Governor Cuomo Announces Community Reconstruction Zones Funded by Federal Supplemental Disaster Aid to Guide...
Albany, NY - April 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled the Community Reconstruction Zones (CRZ) program, a bottom-up, community driven initiative that will empower localities that were severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, or Tropical Storm Lee to develop comprehensive and innovative local rebuilding plans that will be funded by the state and federal government. The program will be funded by Federal Supplemental disaster aid fought for by Governor Cuomo and approved by Congress and signed by the President earlier this year.
EW YORK - April 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Disaster assistance to New York survivors of Hurricane Sandy has reached nearly $3.2 billion, including
SCHUMER: HUNDREDS OF UPSTATE NEW YORK DAMS ARE CONSIDERED ‘HIGH HAZARDS’ TO SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES...
New York, NY - April 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today revealed that there are over 1,100 dams considered “high” and “significant” hazards in Upstate New York, and more than three-quarters do not have an emergency action plan (EAP) to protect local homes, businesses and human life should dam breakage and subsequent flooding occur. Dams are a vital part of our nation’s aging infrastructure and provide enormous benefits to Upstate New Yorkers, including flood protection, drinking water, renewable hydroelectric power, navigation, irrigation, and recreation. Yet many of these hazardous dams are nearly a century old, and with the spring thaw fast-approaching, the risk to the surrounding community is too great to ignore
Washington, DC - April 9, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-16) announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is awarding $108,175 in grant money to the Village of Pelham Manor. The Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) – administered through DHS and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – is designed to help municipalities boost preparedness in response to fire and related hazards. The Pelham Manor Fire Department will receive the funds to purchase 18 sets of SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) Units
Hauppauge, NY - April 8, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, County Executive Steven Bellone announced that applications for a competitive grant and loan program will be made available on April 5, 2013 for construction-ready municipal and private sewer infrastructure expansion projects within Suffolk County. With less than 25% of Suffolk County currently served by sewage treatment facilities, this program will assist in expanding sewers, protecting the drinking water supply and spurring economic development