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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.

Long Island County Executives Endorse Governor Cuomo’s Proposal to Empower Voters to Reduce Property...

Long Island County Executives today endorsed Governor Cuomo's plan to reduce property taxes by empowering voters to approve locally-designed plans that deliver shared, coordinated services and lower the cost of local government. The Governor’s groundbreaking proposal would require county executives to convene local government to meetings to develop shared service plans that reduce duplicative spending and find real, recurring property tax savings.

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.

Staten Island REALTOR Dawn Carpenter inaugurated as NYSAR president

Dawn M. Carpenter, CPM of Staten Island, NY took the oath of office Monday, February 6, as the 2017 president of the New York State Association of REALTORS (NYSAR). The association’s inauguration ceremony was held in conjunction with its business meetings at The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany, NY. She will serve a one-year term in the post.

Ithaca REALTOR Christine ‘CJ’ DelVecchio inaugurated as NYSAR president-elect

Christine “CJ” DelVecchio, CBR, GRI of Ithaca took the oath of office Monday, February 6, as the 2017 president-elect of the New York State Association of REALTORS (NYSAR). The association’s inauguration ceremony was held in conjunction with its business meetings at The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany, NY

New York State Council on the Arts Holds Council Meeting February 16, 2017

The New York State Council on the Arts will be holding a Council Meeting February 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the NYSCA offices, 300 Park South, 10th Fl, New York, NY. The purpose of the meeting will be for the Council to vote on FY17 appeals, to review nominations for Panelists to evaluate FY18 grant applications, and to review grantees who have been awarded multi-year support and are scheduled to receive funding in FY18

Property Manager Of Poughkeepsie Housing Project Sentenced For Stealing HUD Funds

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that CARL IMMICH, formerly the property manager of Harriet Tubman Terrace Apartments, a Section 8 Housing Complex in Poughkeepsie, New York, was sentenced to 18 months in prison. United States District Judge Cathy Seibel imposed today’s sentence

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Convictions In Syracuse Mortgage Fraud And Witness Tampering Cases

Alexander And Sima March Avoided Prosecution For 5 Years By Fleeing To Canada; Plead Guilty To Residential Mortgage Fraud Scheme; Alexander March Ordered To...

CITY OFFICIALS JOIN FOXY MANAGEMENT, HEBREW HOME AT RIVERDALE, ALEMBIC COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND OTHER...

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer, New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) President Eric Enderlin, and New York City Council Member Rafael Salamanca today joined Foxy Management, Hebrew Home at Riverdale, Alembic Community Development, and other project partners to celebrate the start of construction of 168 units of affordable senior housing at 1880 Boston Road in the West Farms neighborhood of the Bronx.

MAYOR DE BLASIO ROLLS OUT NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING INITIATIVES FOR SENIORS, VETERANS AND FAMILIES...

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced as part of his upcoming State of the City address two major initiatives to help seniors, veterans and other low-income families afford rent in New York City. The first will increase by 10,000 the number of apartments in Housing New York serving households earning less than $40,000—5,000 of which will be dedicated to seniors and 500 for veterans.

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Convictions In Syracuse Mortgage Fraud And Witness Tampering Cases

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced today the convictions of Alexander March on two indictments for his role in a residential mortgage fraud scheme and a conspiracy to tamper with witnesses who had testified against him. Today, in Onondaga County Court, before the Honorable Thomas J. Miller, Alexander March pleaded guilty to 16 felonies and 17 misdemeanors to satisfy both indictments and was ordered to pay $127,123.49 in restitution.

Governor Cuomo Announces Proposal for $15 Million Rebate Program for Renewable Heating and Cooling...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a $15 million proposal to accelerate the use of renewable heating and cooling technologies in New York to stimulate the clean energy economy. The new policy framework released by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority includes a proposed two-year, $15-million program to provide rebates for the installation of ground-source heat pumps. This plan will support the state’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in New York 40 percent by 2030 from 1990 levels.

NY State Homes and Community Renewal, Selfhelp Community Services And Partners Dedicate Van Cortlandt...

New York State Homes and Community Renewal joined Selfhelp Community Services, Broadway Mosholu LLC, Enterprise Community Partners, local leaders and project partners to celebrate the ribbon-cutting of the $26.4 million Van Cortlandt Green, an affordable housing development for low and middle-income seniors in the Riverdale community of the Bronx.

Governor Cuomo Announces $3 Million Expansion at Confer Plastics in Niagara County

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a more than $3 million expansion of Confer Plastics, a molded plastics product company located in North Tonawanda, Niagara County. The investment allows the firm to create 35 new jobs and significantly expand production in Western New York

Governor Cuomo Announces $4.4 Million to Construct, Rehabilitate and Repair 170 Owner-Occupied Homes Across...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced nearly $4.4 million in funds to construct, rehabilitate and improve the homes of 170 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 8,800 homes under this administration have been created or made safer and more affordable with approximately $170 million in Affordable Housing Corporation awards

Governor Cuomo Announces Low-Cost Hydropower Allocations to Create 41 Jobs in Western New York...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York Power Authority Board of Trustees has approved allocations of low-cost hydropower to manufacturers in Niagara County and St. Lawrence County. Together, the power allocations will support $5.2 million in capital investments and create 41 jobs

New York State housing market sets sales record in 2016

Rising 10-percent above last year’s housing market, closed sales of residential properties set a new high-water mark of 130,486 in New York State during 2016, according to the annual housing market report released today by the New York State Association of REALTORS. The statewide median sales price also grew by 2.2 percent in 2016 to reach $235,000.

HPD COMMISSIONER VICKI BEEN ANNOUNCES THE START OF THE 2017 NEW YORK CITY HOUSING...

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been announces the start of the 2017 New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey (HVS). The survey is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau at the request of the City of New York about every three years. The survey is required by State and City rent-regulation laws to determine New York City’s overall vacancy rate for rental housing.

THE NEW YORK POWER AUTHORITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND NEW YORK STATE CANAL CORPORATION...

The New York Power Authority’s Board of Trustees and the Canal Corporation’s Board of Directors will hold a joint meeting, via video conference, on Tuesday, January 31, at NYPA’s White Plains administrative office building,123 Main Street, in the 16th floor board room. The meeting will start at approximately 10 a.m., immediately following NYPA’s Board of Trustees and NYS Canal Corporation Board of Directors’ joint meeting at approximately 8:45 a.m.

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SARATOGA & CAPITAL REGION HOMEOWNERS IN TAX JEOPARDY AS NEWLY CONFIRMED...

Standing with Saratoga County homeowners and amidst rising local anxiety, today U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer launched a push to preserve popular, but increasingly at-risk tax deductions Saratoga homeowners and taxpayers depend upon to keep the Capital Region’s cost of living in-check. Whether new Saratoga homeowners, longtime owners, or those looking to buy right now, Schumer said locals are in tax jeopardy as newly-confirmed U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin has suggested threats to mortgage, state and local property tax deductions.