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Reps. Stefanik, Schneider, Rooney, and Maloney Introduce Bill to Turn Abandoned Properties into Housing...
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.
ICYMI: Nadler Amendment Requires Secret Service Report Expenditures Paid to Commercial Properties Owned by...
Yesterday, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), senior Member of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced an amendment to require reporting of Secret Service expenditures paid directly to commercial properties owned by protectees as part of the committee’s markup of the Secret Service Reauthorization Act of 2017.
Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office’s latest Trumpcare score
GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $10 MILLION TO REPAIR ROADS, FLOODWALLS AND PUBLIC WATER INFRASTRUCTURE IN...
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $10 million in state funding is available to assist eligible local municipalities that have been impacted by the recent flooding along the Lake Ontario coastline. The new investment program will support flood recovery efforts, including repairs to flood walls, roads, sidewalks, and culverts, as well as public water and sewer infrastructure. The funding is available through New York State Homes and Community Renewal.
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that Hudson River Housing will receive a federal investment of $286,333 to support efforts to develop and preserve affordable housing, revitalize and sustain neighborhoods, and create jobs. The investment is being made through NeighborWorks America, a public nonprofit established by Congress in 1978.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the acquisition of Marion River Carry, a 296 acre property in the Adirondacks. Coinciding with the 125th anniversary of the Adirondack Park, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos signed ceremonial maps to resolve more than a century of differences between the state and Raquette Lake occupants located on 216 parcels within Township 40. As part of the resolution, the state acquired the property from Open Space Institute, which will now be added to the Adirondack Forest Preserve and made open to the public
Representatives John Katko (NY-24), Chris Collins (NY-27), Claudia Tenney (NY-22) and Elise Stefanik (NY-21) are urging Governor Cuomo to take swift action in requesting the assistance of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to deliver relief to Lake Ontario shoreline and St. Lawrence River property owners.
NeighborWorks America Grants Will Support Efforts To Provide Affordable Housing Opportunities, Build Strong Neighborhoods,...
The Metropolitan Rail Freight Council (MRFC) today released its first-ever Action Plan, a guiding document dedicated to growing rail freight capacity and volumes, investing in and preserving rail freight infrastructure, creating quality jobs, promoting environmental sustainability, creating an infrastructure bank, and ensuring a more resilient freight supply chain for the New York City metropolitan area.
The Partnership for New York City, which represents the city’s largest private sector employers, investors and leading entrepreneurs, called on the New York State Legislature to permanently extend mayoral control, lift the charter school cap and grant design-build contracting authority to New York City agencies before this legislative session concludes
HPD AND HDC JOIN HARLEM DOWLING, THE CHILDREN’S VILLAGE, ALEMBIC COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND PARTNERS...
Newly Constructed Sixty Unit Affordable Housing Development is Affordable to Extremely Low- and Low-Income New Yorkers and Includes Twelve Units Reserved for Youth Aging out of Foster Care
Congressman Eliot Engel, a leading member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, has cosponsored the MYDATA Act, a bill that would protect broadband users from unfair or deceptive practices relating to privacy or data security.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) kicked off Infrastructure Week 2017 by announcing the Nation Building Here At Home Act, a bill introduced by Higgins to address America’s crumbling infrastructure needs while putting people to work.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York today released results from its February 2017 SCE Housing Survey, which provides information on consumers' housing-related experiences and expectations.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, together with Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, today announced that nine individuals have been variously charged with money laundering, mortgage fraud, grand larceny, conspiracy, and other charges related to their participation in a scheme to defraud mortgage lenders that spanned two New York City boroughs and resulted in over $1 million in ill-gotten mortgage loans
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), a long time champion for investing in New York City’s infrastructure, expressed serious concerns about the proposed cuts to infrastructure investments in President Trump’s recent budget preview. On March 16, President Trump submitted to Congress his budget outline, or “skinny budget,” which proposed massive cuts to the Department of Transportation that will hamstring infrastructure projects across the country. His full budget is expected later this spring
The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) today announced the availability of up to $75,000 in grant funding for projects that help reduce the stigma often associated with mental illness
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney joined with New Yorkers from across the city for the No HUD Cuts rally at 26 Federal Plaza. The gathered crowd was there to protest the proposed $6.2 billion budget cut to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that would negatively impact millions across the country. After the rally, she released the following statement
To kick off Earth week, today Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the completion of environmental remediation on the 500th tax lot under NYC oversight since his administration began in 2014, achieving 75% of his OneNYC cleanup goal 18 months ahead of schedule. Each of the remediated properties has achieved rigorous state cleanup standards.
NYC DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING PRESERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONER MARIA TORRES-SPRINGER & BFC PARTNERS TOUR...
NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer today led a tour of North Shore Plaza in Staten Island with Deputy Commissioner Vito Mustaciuolo and the graduating class of HPD Code Enforcement inspectors. They will be joined by Don Capoccia, principal of BFC Partners, which has worked with HPD to rehabilitate and preserve affordability at the four-building complex since acquiring it in 2014 in partnership with K&R Preservation.
To protect water quality this spring, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today is urging New Yorkers to practice sustainable lawn care by going phosphorus free, using native plants and grasses, and reducing fertilizer use. DEC has launched the "Look for the Zero" campaign to encourage New Yorkers to purchase phosphorus-free lawn fertilizer, as more than 100 water bodies in New York State cannot be used or enjoyed as a result of too much phosphorus.
Gillibrand, with 41 Senate Colleagues, Urges Appropriations Committee to Designate $3.3 Billion to HUD...
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, with 41 Senate colleagues, urged federal appropriators to include $3.3 billion in federal funding for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget. CDBG is a federal program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs.
DFS ENCOURAGES INSURANCE COMPANIES TO OFFER DISASTER PREPAREDNESS COURSES TO CONSUMERS SEEKING HOMEOWNERS AND...
Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo today announced that the Department of Financial Services (DFS) is encouraging property/casualty insurance companies to submit disaster preparedness courses for approval by DFS so that homeowners and renters who enroll in such courses may seek appropriate DFS-approved policy discounts from their insurance providers.
Rep. Tom Reed is supportive of making changes at the federal level that would lessen the property tax burden across upstate New York. “For too long Albany has pushed its responsibility to fund Medicaid onto local county governments. This shift is responsible for the unreasonably high property taxes in our state. It is time to fix this problem so that younger people stop fleeing our state and the elderly are not unfairly burdened with these taxes,” Reed stated.
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Housing Committee Chair Steven Cymbrowitz today announced that the Assembly's budget proposal for SFY 2017-18 provides a plan for the investment of $2.5 billion in funding that was dedicated for supportive and affordable housing development in last year's enacted budget. The plan also includes a new rental assistance program for low income seniors funded by a 2.5 percent tax on multi-million dollar real estate transactions. It also expands and increases funding for the Tenant Protection Unit and increases funding for foreclosure prevention services.
Last Major Auction Planned by the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery Acquisition Program Offers 54 Homes in New York City, 25 on Long Island and 3 Upstate Auction to take place Thursday, May 11 at Hilton New York JFK Airport