Statement on the Approval of the Downtown Far Rockaway Rezoning by the City Council...

“Through this plan, Downtown Far Rockaway is finally getting the investment it deserves, with new jobs and mixed-income housing, open space and community facilities. We are proud to have collaborated with Council Member Richards and community leaders to develop a vision for a more vibrant and equitable Downtown Far Rockaway, and to now make that vision a reality.”
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HUD AWARDS $500,000 MAIN STREET GRANT TO MONTICELLO, NEW YORK

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that Monticello, New York in Sullivan County will receive a $500,000 grant to rehabilitate the Strong Building at 430 Broadway and build affordable housing units for low-income residents

Reed Announces C-S Canal Hydro to Receive REAP ‘Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency’ Grant

Congressman Tom Reed announced that C-S Canal Hydro, LLC, in Waterloo, New York, is the recipient of a Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency grant for $99,500 for the purchase and installation of a trash rake at a Hydroelectric facility.

CITY OFFICIALS JOIN RADSON DEVELOPMENT AND PARTNERS TO BREAK GROUND ON 167 UNITS OF...

Representatives from the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. joined Radson Development and project partners to celebrate the start of construction of Martin Luther King Plaza (MLK Plaza), a brand new 167-unit affordable housing development located at 869 East 147thStreet in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx.

Mayor David Opens 10-Unit Homeless Veterans Housing Project

Mayor Richard C. David today announced the completion of a 10-unit homeless veterans housing project at 27 Pine St. in Binghamton, the latest effort of Mayor David’s Blue Ribbon Commission to End Veteran Homelessness.

Total Household Debt Increases, Driven by Mortgage, Auto and Credit Card Debt

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York today issued its Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit,which reported that total household debt increased by $114 billion (0.9%) to $12.84 trillion in the second quarter of 2017. There were modest increases in mortgage, auto and credit card debt (increasing by 0.7%, 2% and 2.6% respectively), no change to student loan debt and a modest decline in balances on home equity lines of credit (decreasing by 0.9%).

Governor Cuomo Announces $7.6 Million Community Restoration Fund Program to Help Prevent Foreclosure and...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the state's new $7.6 million Community Restoration Fund has purchased the mortgages for 398 homes in a strategic effort to bring owners in targeted communities out of foreclosure and keep the homes from abandonment through renovation and resale where necessary. This approach is part of the Governor's overall strategy to support homeowners, stabilize neighborhoods and prevent Zombie properties across New York State

MORE THAN HALF OF BUILDINGS ON THE 2017 AEP LIST HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED FROM...

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer announces an update on the progress made to improve conditions at the buildings included on the tenth annual Alternative Enforcement Program (AEP) list.  Since the 2017 AEP list was released in February, 138 buildings have improved conditions and met the criteria for discharge from the program. The AEP list identifies 250 distressed multifamily residential buildings with HPD violations and allows for enhanced enforcement, which includes roof to cellar inspections, fees, and an AEP Order to Correct the underlying conditions of the HPD violations.  These enhanced enforcement tools are used to improve living conditions for each building’s residents

VETERANS UNITED HOME LOANS TO PAY $604,000 IN RESTITUTION TO NEW YORK CONSUMERS AND...

Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo today announced that Mortgage Research Center, LLC, doing business as VAMortgage Center and/or Veterans United Home Loans, will pay approximately $604,000 in restitution to New York consumers, primarily veterans, as part of a consent order entered into with the Department of Financial Services (DFS).

NEW YORK HOUSING OFFICIALS JOIN THE ARKER COMPANIES AND PARTNERS TO CELEBRATE THE PRESERVATION...

Officials from the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC), New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD), and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) joined The Arker Companies and project partners to celebrate the rehabilitation and preservation of Elbee Gardens, a 178-unit affordable housing development located at 1950 Clove Road in the Grasmere neighborhood of Staten Island.

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $2.2 MILLION IN NORTHERN BORDER REGIONAL COMMISSION FUNDING FOR UPSTATE NEW...

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand today announced $2.2 million in federal funding for six projects aimed at improving the economy in Upstate New York. The funding was allocated through the Northern Border Regional Commission’s (NBRC) Economic & Infrastructure Development Investment Program to support infrastructure projects and other initiatives that create jobs, support entrepreneurs, and strengthen the economy in St. Lawrence, Jefferson, Clinton, Oswego, and Madison counties.

Stefanik Announces Northern Border Regional Commission Infrastructure Development Grants

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) announced a series of Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) grants totaling $1.75 million for infrastructure projects around New York’s 21st Congressional District.

CITY OFFICIALS JOIN RADSON DEVELOPMENT AND PARTNERS TO CELEBRATE COMPLETION OF CONSTRUCTION OF 54-UNITS...

Representatives from the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) joined Radson Development, Citi Community Capital, and project partners today for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of Strivers Plaza, a new affordable housing development located at 275 West 140th Street in the Central Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan.

CONGRESSMAN ENGEL’S OFFICES ACCEPTING DONATIONS OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN

Congressman Eliot Engel and the Coalition for the Homeless are again teaming-up to help New York City's homeless children get ready for school with "Project: Back to School," a drive to collect school supplies for the thousands of school age children living in the city's homeless shelters.

NYCEDC Announces Plan to Bring First of its Kind Industrial-Commercial-Residential Project to Long Island...

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced a plan to transform two City-owned sites on the Long Island City waterfront into a groundbreaking mixed-use project that combines industrial and commercial office with residential space in order to support 21 st century jobs and innovation. Development of the 1.5 million square foot project is expected to create approximately 1,500 permanent and more than 2,500 construction jobs

CITY OFFICIALS JOIN OMNI NY AND PARTNERS TO BREAK GROUND ON A NEW 154-UNIT...

>Representatives from the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) joined Omni New York LLC and project partners to celebrate the start of construction on the Morris II affordable housing development located at 2956 Park Avenue in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx

NYCEDC Announces 450,000-Square-Foot Office Building and School in Downtown Brooklyn

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced the sale of 420 Albee Square to JEMB Realty Corporation (JEMB). The development at 420 Albee Square, which was recently unveiled by JEMB as One Willoughby Square (One Willoughby), will bring over 380,000 square feet of commercial space, including ground floor retail, and over 300 school seats to Downtown Brooklyn.

State Announces Opening of Transitional Housing for Homeless Youth in Yonkers

The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance today announced the opening of a $3.2 million housing development for homeless youth in Yonkers. The Bruce Avenue Youth (BAY) House, operated by Westhab, Inc., provides four units and 16 beds of transitional housing for young adults, ages 18-24.

Congressman Higgins Announces $10 Million Contract for Amherst Systems

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that Northrop Grumman Amherst Systems has been awarded a $10,367,772 contract with the United States Air Force through the Department of Defense for the production of additional Joint Threat Emitter systems

Governor Cuomo Announces Construction on $67 Million Supportive Housing Development in the Bronx

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that construction is underway on a $67 million supportive and affordable housing project in the Bronx. The building being constructed, part of a larger mixed-use development known as La Central, will create 160 units of housing, including 97 supportive units for formerly homeless New Yorkers with special needs.

New York State home sales set second quarter record

The New York State housing market set a record high for second quarter home sales, reaching 32,444 homes sold, according to the housing market report released today by the New York State Association of REALTORS®. The second quarter statewide median sales price of $245,000 represents an increase of 6.5 percent from the 2016 second quarter

Congressman Chris Collins Secures $45,000 Grant for the Perry-Warsaw Airport

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) announced new federal funding from the Department of Transportation for the Perry-Warsaw Airport. Administered through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), this $45,000 grant will fund the construction of a new snow removal equipment building to extend the life of the equipment by protecting it from adverse weather conditions.

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $3.7 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR PLATTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced two grants totaling $ 3,786,030 for Plattsburgh International Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, both grants, the first being $3,427,830 and the second $ 358,200.00, will be used to rehabilitate runways.

Maloney Takes Federal Action to Make DoD Pay for Remediation of Newburgh Water Contamination

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced he is taking legislative action to ensure the Department of Defense pays for the remediation of PFOS and PFOA contamination at Stewart Air National Guard Base. Rep. Maloney is introducing an amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2018, which would require $35 million to be used specifically for mitigation actions at National Guard installations where site inspections revealed PFC contamination. Rep. Maloney also supported the inclusion of language in the bill to provide an additional $15 million to Department of Defense for carbon filtration of PFCs at contaminated sites like Stewart.

Rep. Zeldin Announces INFRA Discretionary Grant Program for Local Infrastructure Needs

Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will make an additional approximately $1.5 billion available to help rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure through grant funding. Improving upon the existing FASTLANE program, INFRA allows local governments to apply directly for federal assistance to advance highway improvement measures and other infrastructure projects.

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