Housing & Development

Housing & Development

HPD ISSUES A REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS SEEKING EXPERIENCED ORGANIZATIONS TO HELP RESIDENTS IN...

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer today announced the issuance of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) that seeks experienced non-profit and for-profit organizations to rehabilitate and manage occupied or vacant buildings. This RFQ is a part of the City’s larger effort to transfer ownership of city-owned and foreclosed properties back into the private sector and make more safe and affordable housing opportunities available for New Yorkers

LONG ISLAND MAN SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DEFRAUDING HOMEOWNERS IN LOAN...

Earlier today, David Gotterup was sentenced at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, to 15 years in prison for leading a loan modification scheme that defrauded distressed homeowners.

Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening of Affordable and Supportive Housing Development in Cortland

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of the $7.5 million Riverview Apartments development in the City of Cortland. The two-story, 39-unit building provides affordable housing for low-income families and for individuals in need of behavioral health services.

NYCEDC and HPD Announce Commitment to Bring Affordable Housing to East Harlem

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President James Patchett and Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer today announced a commitment to bring deeply affordable housing to the site of a former MTA bus depot on East 126th Street in East Harlem.

New York Reaches Milestone in Clean Energy Commitment

The New York Public Service Commission (PSC) voted today to approve the first phase of the Value of Distributed Energy Resources order, reaching a milestone in New York’s long-term vision of a modern energy system that puts customer participation and clean energy at its center

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Indictment Of Queens Woman Charged With Stealing The Identities Of Three...

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the indictment and arraignment of Channel Francis, 40, of Rosedale, on charges related to her fraudulent use of credit cards in the names of three elderly residents of the Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation in Queens

Long Island Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Defrauding Homeowners In Loan...

Earlier today, David Gotterup was sentenced at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, to 15 years in prison for leading a loan modification scheme that defrauded distressed homeowners. Gotterup pleaded guilty on June 16, 2016, to conspiring to commit wire, mail and bank fraud. In addition, as part of the sentence, the Court ordered Gotterup to pay $2,500,050 in forfeiture.

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR RESIDENTIAL BUILDING OWNERS SEEKING TO PREVENT HEALTH HAZARDS

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) remind building owners of free federal grants available to correct health hazards in buildings constructed before 1960. The Primary Prevention Program offers grants averaging $10,000 per apartment to support lead paint hazard repair work. Peeling lead paint is the most common cause of lead poisoning in young children.

HPD COMMISSIONER MARIA TORRES-SPRINGER AND HDC PRESIDENT ENDERLIN ANNOUNCE HOUSING LOTTERY FOR 104 AFFORDABLE...

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer and New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) President Eric Enderlin today announced the opening of the Housing Connect lottery for 104 affordable apartments at Essex Crossing Site 5 located at 145 Clinton Street in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan

NYPA ANNOUNCES ACCELERATION OF PLANS TO HELP NYS SCHOOL DISTRICTS TAP INTO SOLAR ENERGY

The New York Power Authority announced today that the opportunity for school districts in New York State to “go solar” will be expedited with the selection of two additional solar power vendors. Schools can reduce their energy costs by participating in Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s K-Solar initiative, a first-of-its kind program launched in January 2014, to combat climate change by promoting renewable energy use.

Governor Cuomo Announces Halfway Mark of $460 Million Project to Upgrade Lewiston Power Plant...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that a $460 million project to upgrade the Lewiston Pump Generating Plant in Western New York has officially reached the halfway mark. The multi-year plant modernization project allows the New York Power Authority to continue to provide low-cost power to businesses in the region, generating nearly $33 billion in capital investments to the state’s econom

Governor Cuomo Announces $39.2 Million in New NY Broadband Program Round II Awards for...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $39.2 million in New NY Broadband Program Round II grants have been awarded to 11 projects in the Capital Region. These awards will provide 32,737 homes and businesses with access to high-speed broadband for the first time, and leverage $9.8 million in private matching funds – bringing the total public-private investment in the Capital Region to $49 million in Round II. Through Rounds I and II, the program has driven a total of more than $65 million in public-private investment in high-speed broadband across the region.

HPD COMMISSIONER TORRES-SPRINGER AND HDC PRESIDENT ENDERLIN ANNOUNCE HOUSING LOTTERY FOR 120 AFFORDABLE APARTMENTS...

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer and New York City Housing Development Corporation President Eric Enderlin announced the opening of the Housing Connect lottery for 120 affordable apartments at Compass Residences 2A, located at 1524 Boone Avenue in the Crotona Park East neighborhood of the Bronx.

SYRACUSE HOMEOWNERS IN TAX JEOPARDY AS NEWLY CONFIRMED U.S. TREASURY SECRETARY SUGGESTS REDUCTION IN...

Standing with Bayberry Community homeowners in Liverpool, NY, and amidst rising local anxiety about looming changes to tax policy that could hurt homeowners, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today launched a push to preserve popular, but increasingly at-risk tax deductions: the mortgage interest deduction and the state and local property tax deduction

LI HOMEOWNERS IN TAX JEOPARDY AS NEWLY CONFIRMED U.S. TREASURY SECRETARY SUGGESTS REDUCTION IN...

Standing with brand new Long Island homeowners, and amidst rising local anxiety about looming tax proposals, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today launched a push to preserve very popular and essential, but, nevertheless, at-risk tax deductions Long Island homeowners and taxpayers depend upon to keep LI’s high cost of living in-check. Whether new Long Island homeowners, longtime owners, or those looking to buy right now, Schumer explained that locals are in tax jeopardy as newly-confirmed U.S

Model Citywide Ferry Boat Sets Sail For Manhattan Borough President’s Office

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer today announced that a model of the new Citywide Ferry boats will be on display in the lobby of the Borough President’s office as part of a multi-borough tour. The scale model of the ferry vessel will be docked on the 19th floor of the Manhattan Municipal Building through March 10th.

Rep. Zeldin Meets in DC with Leadership from the Long Island State Vets Home

On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) met with leadership from the Long Island State Veterans’ Home in his Washington D.C. office to discuss veterans’ legislation. Located in Stony Brook, the Long Island State Veterans’ Home provides high quality care and support services for veterans, including rehabilitation and adult day healthcare

HPD AND HDC JOIN OMNI NY, BANK OF AMERICA, AND PARTNERS TO CELEBRATE THE...

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer and New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) President Eric Enderlin join Omni New York, Bank of America and other project partners to announce the completion of 655 Morris Avenue, a new construction affordable housing development in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx.

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

OGS Announces Upcoming Construction Opportunities

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

Household Debt Increases Substantially, Approaching Previous Peak

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York today issued its Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit, which reported that total household debt increased substantially by $226 billion (a 1.8% increase) to $12.58 trillion during the fourth quarter of 2016. This marked the largest quarterly increase in total household debt since the fourth quarter of 2013, and debt today is now just 0.8% below its peak of $12.68 trillion reached in the third quarter of 2008. Every type of debt increased since the previous quarter, with a 1.6% increase in mortgage debt, 1.9% increase in auto loan balances, a 4.3% increase in credit card balances, and a 2.4% percent increase in student loan balances.

HPD COMMISSIONER TORRES-SPRINGER AND HDC PRESIDENT ENDERLIN ANNOUNCE HOUSING LOTTERY FOR 227 AFFORDABLE...

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer and New York City Housing Development Corporation President Eric Enderlin today announced the opening of the Housing Connect lottery for 227 affordable apartments at Park House, located at 4275 Park Avenue in the Bathgate/East Tremont neighborhood of the Bronx

STATE OF THE FORECLOSURE CRISIS: ADDRESSING THE CONTINUED NEED FOR HOMEOWNER PROTECTION

Senators Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Tony Avella (D-Queens), Jesse Hamilton (D-Brooklyn), Marisol Alcantara (D-Manhattan), Diane Savino (D-SI/Brooklyn), and Assembly Members Helene Weinstein (D-Brooklyn), Kenneth Zebrowski (D-New City), Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn), Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern), David Buchwald (D-Mount Kisco) and Jo Anne Simon (D-Brooklyn) joined Foreclosure Prevention Network organizations to release a report detailing the lingering issue of foreclosures in New York State as they called for a critically needed $30 million for foreclosure prevention legal services

State and Federal Funding Will Support the Creation of 319 Units

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), Chair of the House Republican Policy Committee’s Millennial Task Force, released a report of her committee’s findings during the 114th Congress titled, “Millennials & the GOP: Rebuilding Trust with an Untapped Electorate.”

Governor Cuomo Announces $14.4 Million Awarded to Three Supportive Housing Projects in the Bronx

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $14.4 million has been awarded to three housing projects in the Bronx. In addition to federal funding, these awards will help create 319 units, including 142 supportive housing units for homeless families and individuals, including senior citizens, women and their children.

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Reps. Stefanik, Schneider, Rooney, and Maloney Introduce Bill to Turn Abandoned...

U.S. Representatives Elise Stefanik (NY-21), Brad Schneider (IL-10), Tom Rooney (FL-17), and Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) introduced bipartisan legislation to help veterans organizations buy, renovate, and repurpose abandoned housing into homes for veterans experiencing homelessness.

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Trump Administration Reverses Course On Energy Efficiency Standard Following AG Lawsuit

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s notice that it will end its delay of energy efficiency standards for ceiling fans that offer dramatic air pollution reductions, as well as energy- and cost-savings to consumers and businesses. Attorney General Schneiderman, leading a 11-member state and municipal coalition, had sued the Trump Department of Energy (DOE) in April, charging that the Administration’s continued delay of the effective date of the rule violated federal law.