Issues: Housing

SENATOR KLEIN PROTECTS BRONX TENANTS FROM SLUMLORD GOLDFARB PROPERTIES

DOB, City & State agencies heed Klein’s call to take action against Bronx landlord who deprived rent-stabilized tenants of gas for 29 days

Stop work orders issued on Goldfarb owned property for endangering the health and safety of Bronx tenants

July 1, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN, ASSEMBLYMAN DINOWITZ & COUNCIL MEMBER COHEN HOST SCRIE/DRIE & EPIC TOWN HALL

Senator Klein to hold series of town halls this summer to increase awareness of NYC rent freeze program and prescription drug discounts for seniors

RIVERDALE, NY - Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) and Council Member Andrew Cohen (D-Bronx), held a Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE), Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) and Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) town hall at Riverdale Neighborhood House on Monday.

June 30, 2015
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ALLIANCE FOR TENANT POWER

What should rent stabilized tenants do on Tuesday June 16, 2015 if Governor Cuomo does not review and strengthen the rent laws.  Please Read...You can also call the Tenant Protection Unit a Division of Housing & Community Renewal @ 718-739-6400.

June 15, 2015
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Fire Prevention Workshop Offers Tips, Free Smoke Detectors

Fire Prevention Workshop Offers Tips, Free Smoke Detectors 

(Hollis, Queens -- May 8th, 2015) In light of recent deaths across the five boroughs, Senator Leroy G. Comrie (D-Hollis) hosted a Fire Prevention Workshop for residents of the community yesterday, May 7th, 2015. The workshop was the first in a series of planned fire prevention initiatives to help residents protect their families against home-based hazards. These initiatives are part of an effort to increase awareness and minimize risks from fire, carbon monoxide exposure and household appliances.

June 11, 2015
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Housing Town Hall Meeting at the Washington Heights Academy

A packed house at Inwood Academy for the housing forum on rent regulations. The expiration of these laws would have a devastating impact on our community but we simply cannot settle for their extension, these laws must be strengthened. In the last 4 years 35,000 rent regulated units have been lost, more than 200,000 have been lost in the last two decades. To stop this loss of affordable housing we need stronger rent laws that stop deregulation and massive rent increases which force tenants out of their homes.

June 4, 2015
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Forum/Town Hall: Housing Town Hall at Washington Heights Academy

A packed house at Inwood Academy for the housing forum on rent regulations. The expiration of these laws would have a devastating impact on our community but we simply cannot settle for their extension, these laws must be strengthened. In the last 4 years 35,000 rent regulated units have been lost, more than 200,000 have been lost in the last two decades. To stop this loss of affordable housing we need stronger rent laws that stop deregulation and massive rent increases which force tenants out of their homes.

May 28, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Senator Hoylman and Government Colleagues Engage in Civil Disobedience in State Capitol in Support of Strengthening Rent Regulations

Hoylman: “Some things are worth getting arrested over. Saving the rent laws is one of them.”

ALBANY - State Senator Brad Hoylman said: “Yesterday, I got arrested in the Capitol building in an act of civil disobedience to sound the alarm to my colleagues in Albany that it’s urgent we act now to strengthen the rent laws. I have 50,052 rent-regulated apartments in my district – the fifth most in the state --  so the expiration of the rent laws is of tremendous importance to my constituents and me.

June 4, 2015
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Senators Klein, Espaillat & Peralta balance NYCHA application process for homeless domestic violence victims

Senate passes bill granting homeless domestic violence victims the same preference status as granted to homeless New Yorkers

Albany, NY— State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today passed legislation creating equal priority for homeless domestic violence victims and their children applying for apartments in the New York City Housing Authority. Shockingly, homeless victims of abuse classify as second priority, while homeless New Yorkers rank first priority.

May 28, 2015
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NYCHA HOUSING REPORT

The New York City Housing Authority, which operates 334 developments throughout the city and 10 on Staten Island, is an important provider of affordable housing for many Staten Islanders. We want to ensure that NYCHA is meeting your expectations and providing you with the safe, clean, and affordable housing that you need. The feedback you provide us in this survey will help us better serve you. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences with us!

April 24, 2015
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El Editorial de Espaillat en El Diario --- Salvemos la Unidad de Protección al Inquilino

El Editorial de Espaillat en El Diario -- Salvemos la Unidad de Protección al Inquilino

April 14, 2015
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Senator Klein Speaks in Support of Funding for NYCHA in State Budget

New York State Senator Jeff Klein speaks in support of $100 million in funding for the New York City Housing Authority in the 2015-2016 legislative budget.

April 6, 2015
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March 19, 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
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Hundreds of NYCHA residents rally for a major investment from New York State to fix deplorable conditions in developments

State Senate Coalition Co-Leader Klein, New York Councilman Torres, the Chair of the Committee on Public Housing, and other elected officials back NYCHA residents call to fix developments

March 16, 2015
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March 16, 5:00 PM - 5:33 PM
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IDC invests in hardworking New York families in State Senate one-house budget resolution

Senate resolution includes key IDC proposals for infrastructure upgrades,  job growth, affordable housing, college affordability and paid family leave

Albany, NY — As the State Senate Coalition announced its $139.7 billion one-house budget resolution on Wednesday, State Senate Coalition Co-Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and the members of the Independent Democratic Conference unfurled key achievements for New York’s hardworking families.

March 11, 2015
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Statement By Senator Brad Hoylman, Lead Amicus Appellant, On Yesterday's Court Decision Protecting Rent-Stabilization Rights

Hoylman: This ruling will help maintain the integrity of our state’s long-standing tenant protection laws by making clear that New Yorkers cannot be forced from their homes as a result of filing for bankruptcy.

March 3, 2015
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Senate Coalition releases disturbing report on sex offenders living near pre-schools in Westchester

ALBANY, NY –  The New York State Senate Coalition today unveiled a new alarming joint-investigative report, “Keeping Our Children Safe From Sex Offenders,” conducted by the offices of State Senate Coalition Co-Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and State Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Nassau), which uncovered sex offenders living dangerously close to pre-schools in Westchester and Rockland.

The second investigation comes a day after the State Senate passed nine key sex offender bills — including a measure to close the loophole allowing dangerous sex offenders to reside near pre-schools and legislation granting localities the right to toughen residency restrictions for sexual predators.

These bills all await passage by the New York State Assembly.

File: 
Keeping Our Children Safe

February 27, 2015
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“Enhanced” STAR

The deadline to submit applications for the “Enhanced” STAR exemptions is fast approaching!! If you own your primary residence, turn 65 years of age at any time during 2015, and meet income requirements, you may qualify for the “Enhanced” STAR school property tax exemption. Regardless of when you turn 65 this year, you must apply before the application deadline to receive the enhanced savings. 

To find out if you qualify, or to request an application, call Senator Felder’s District Office at 718-253-2015 by March 10th.

February 25, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN, ASSEMBLYMAN MARCOS CRESPO, SOUNDVIEW HOMEOWNERS & ATTORNEY SUSAN CHANA LASK ANNOUNCE $8 MILLION FEDERAL LAWSUIT AGAINST UNSCRUPULOUS CONTRACTORS & NYC DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS

NYC Department of Buildings, Contractors Allegedly Duped Bronx Homeowners Into Spending Life Savings on Unsafe, Uninhabitable Homes

NEW YORK, NY – An unscrupulous contractor and the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) swindled Bronx homeowners out of millions of dollars by constructing substandard homes and failing to provide new homeowners with valid certificates of occupancy upon closing, alleges an $8 million federal lawsuit announced today by State Senator Jeff Klein (D Bronx/Westchester), Assemblyman Marcos Crespo (D-Bronx), the Soundview Homeowners and Attorney at Law Susan Chana Lask.

February 24, 2015
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Petition: Support Expansion of Rent Regulation Laws

To sign my petition and show your support for the expanstion of rent regulation laws that are due to expire in June fill out the form below. 

February 20, 2015
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