Issues: Foreclosure

Chanukah is the celebration of Miracles!

"Chanukah is the celebration of miracles, a reminder that all things are possible," Senator Parker said.  "As you celebrate the spirit of Chanukah with friends and family, I wish you health, happiness and good fortune." The holiday celebrates a legendary victory of the Maccabees, a band of Jews, over a Greek army that occupied the Holy Land.  After the battle, the victorious Maccabees found only a one day supply of oil in the temple to light the lamps.  But the oil burned miraculously for eight days, the story says.

December 17, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS, SENATOR SKELOS & DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES BRING FORECLOSURE PREVENTION PROGRAM TO ELMONT

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), Senator Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre), and the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) recently teamed up to provide services to homeowners facing foreclosure. 

     Senator Martins and Senator Skelos arranged for DFS to bring its Mobile Command Center to Clara H. Carlson Elementary School, where trained DFS specialists provided individualized assistance to homeowners in need. 

August 11, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES BRING FORECLOSURE PREVENTION PROGRAM TO HICKSVILLE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) recently teamed up to provide services to homeowners facing foreclosure.

     Senator Martins arranged for DFS to bring its Mobile Command Center to the Hicksville Library, where trained DFS specialists provided individualized assistance to homeowners in need

August 11, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES BRING FORECLOSURE PREVENTION PROGRAM TO WESTBURY

     Photo caption: Senator Martins (right) and Michael Romano from the New York State Department of Financial Services are pictured in front of the Department’s mobile foreclosure prevention center, which came to Westbury to provide assistance to homeowners. 

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) today teamed up to provide services to homeowners facing foreclosure. 

August 6, 2014
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Foreclosure Prevention Program- Elmont

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and Senator Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) are partnering with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) to provide services and assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure.

     Senator Martins and Senator Skelos have arranged to have DFS’ Mobile Foreclosure Relief Center come to Elmont on Thursday, August 7th from 10 am to 6 pm at the Clara H. Carlson School (235 Belmont Boulevard, Elmont).

     DFS staff members will be on hand to speak individually with homeowners about their situation and:

     • Assist homeowners in their efforts to obtain loan modifications and other relief;

August 7, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS, SENATOR SKELOS & DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES TO HOLD FORECLOSURE PREVENTION PROGRAM IN ELMONT

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and Senator Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) are partnering with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) to provide services and assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure.

     Senator Martins and Senator Skelos have arranged to have DFS’ Mobile Foreclosure Relief Center come to Elmont on Thursday, August 7th from 10 am to 6 pm at the Clara H. Carlson School (235 Belmont Boulevard, Elmont).

     DFS staff members will be on hand to speak individually with homeowners about their situation and:

     • Assist homeowners in their efforts to obtain loan modifications and other relief;

July 29, 2014
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Foreclosure Prevention Program- Hicksville

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) is partnering with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) to provide services and assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure.

     Senator Martins has arranged to have DFS’ Mobile Foreclosure Relief Center to come to the community on:

     • Wednesday, August 6th

        10 am to 6 pm

        Westbury Library (445 Jefferson Street, Westbury)

     • Friday, August 8th

        9 am to 5 pm

        Hicksville Library (169 Jerusalem Avenue, Hicksville)

 

August 8, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Foreclosure Prevention Program- Westbury

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) is partnering with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) to provide services and assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure.

     Senator Martins has arranged to have DFS’ Mobile Foreclosure Relief Center to come to the community on:

     • Wednesday, August 6th

        10 am to 6 pm

        Westbury Library (445 Jefferson Street, Westbury)

      • Friday, August 8th

         9 am to 5 pm

         Hicksville Library (169 Jerusalem Avenue, Hicksville)

 

August 6, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS & DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES TO HOLD FORECLOSURE PREVENTION PROGRAMS IN WESTBURY AND HICKSVILLE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) is partnering with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) to provide services and assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure.

     Senator Martins has arranged to have DFS’ Mobile Foreclosure Relief Center to come to the community at the following locations:

     • Wednesday, August 6th

        10 am to 6 pm

        Westbury Library (445 Jefferson Street, Westbury)

     • Friday, August 8th

       9 am to 5 pm

       Hicksville Library (169 Jerusalem Avenue, Hicksville)

 

July 23, 2014
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Legislative Notebook: State Initiatives of Interest to Veterans

Here is a partial listing of bills I have supported this session to aid New York’s former servicemen and servicewomen. These initiatives will now go to Governor Cuomo for final action.

-- Legislation I co-sponsored was passed by both houses (S.7839, first introduced as S.4714)) to extend the Military Service Credit Law of 2000 to all veterans who have served in the military. Right now, public employees who served in the armed forces may purchase up to three years of pension credit only if their military service occurred during specified conflicts. This measure will expand this opportunity to public employee veterans who also served their country in peacetime.

June 26, 2014
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Klein/Weinstein Bill Extending Critical Foreclosure Protections for Homeowners Signed into Law by Governor Cuomo

ALBANY, NY – On the final day of the legislative session, Senate Co-Leader Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein announced that Governor Cuomo signed into law legislation extending vital foreclosure prevention measures and homeowner protections for an additional five years beyond the February 2015 expiration date.

June 23, 2014
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SENATE PASSES VALESKY LEGISLATION TO INCREASE NUMBER OF LAND BANKS IN NYS

ALBANY--Yesterday, the State Senate passed legislation (S.6731) sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) increasing the maximum number of land banks in the state to 20.

Land banks, entities that take control of problem properties and then redevelop or dispose of them in a manner consistent with the public’s interest, are a proven strategic tool for cities and counties where the number of vacant properties outpaces the private market’s ability to deal with them. Land banks are proving to be effective tools to reduce blight and advance community revitalization.

June 11, 2014
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State Senate Passes Klein Bill Extending Critical Foreclosure Protections for Homeowners

ALBANY, NY – Senate Co-Leader Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced Wednesday that the State Senate voted 56 - 1 in favor of his legislation that would extend vital foreclosure prevention measures and homeowner protections for an additional five years beyond the February 2015 expiration date.

June 10, 2014
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Klein Announces Legislation Extending Critical Foreclosure Protections for Homeowners Set to Expire

BRONX, NY – Standing in front of the landmark Residential Foreclosure Center at Bronx County Courthouse, Senator Klein announced his push for an extension of critical foreclosure protections for New York homeowners, which are set to expire early next year.

June 6, 2014
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Senator Parker Interviews Darryl C. Towns, Commissioner/CEO, NYS Homes and Community Renewal

On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Senator Parker interviewed Darryl C. Towns, whom in 2011 was appointed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to lead NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) as Commissioner/CEO. HCR includes all the state’s integrated housing and community renewal agencies and programs, and implements the Governor’s bold housing and community renewal agenda.

May 21, 2014
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Kennedy, Ryan Unveil New Legislation to Protect Homeowners and Fight Blight in WNY Neighborhoods

New bills proposed by Kennedy and Ryan aim to hold slumlords accountable for their blighted properties and will add funding to the city’s weatherization and home-repair programs to help responsible homeowners.

Legislative effort at state-level inspired by Buffalo’s Project Slumlord.

May 1, 2014
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Senator Dilan Announces Passage of 2014 – 2015 State Budget

$138 billion spending plan funds citywide Pre-K, increases to TAP and higher-ed opportunity programs.Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Bushwick) announced the passage of  a $138 billion budget that includes $300 million for universal Pre Kindergarten programs in New York City, new government reforms and increased funding to social programs.“This year’s budget has made great strides to meet new, and greater demands while continuing to offset the gaps left by previous year’s cuts. I commend Governor Cuomo and my Senate Colleagues for delivering a responsible spending plan that spends smart, invests in our students, and offers some much-needed relief for our working families,” said Senator Dilan.  

April 1, 2014
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SENATOR VALESKY HAILS PASSAGE OF FOURTH CONSECUTIVE ON-TIME STATE BUDGET

ALBANY, NY—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today lauded the passage of the state’s fourth and historic consecutive on-time budget. This has not been accomplished with the same Governor and legislative leaders in more than 40 years.

April 1, 2014
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Sen. Klein, Joined by Dozens of Victimized Bronx Homeowners, Announce Filing of Class Action Lawsuit Against Deceptive Contractors

BRONX, NY– Standing on the steps of the Bronx County Supreme Court, Senator Klein, joined by dozens of Bronx homeowners and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo (D-Bronx), announced that a lawsuit charging fraud, conspiracy, breach of contract and negligence had been filed against members of an elaborate scheme targeting first time, minority homeowners. Homeowners allege that the defendants, working in concert, (referenced to as the “Tota-Kash Group” in the complaint), bilked them for millions of dollars by inducing them to purchase homes in the Bronx without valid certificates of occupancy and with shoddy workmanship.

December 20, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, MAYOR KENNEDY & NYS DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES BRING FREE FORECLOSURE PREVENTION PROGRAM TO FREEPORT

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), along with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) and Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy, recently sponsored a free Foreclosure Prevention Program to assist homeowners facing foreclosure. 

     Senator Fuschillo and Mayor Kennedy arranged to have DFS’ Mobile Foreclosure Prevention Center come to Freeport Village Hall and provide services and assistance to homeowners facing pre-foreclosure or foreclosure proceedings. 

December 13, 2013
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