Issues: Housing

Senator Valesky Attends Groundbreaking for Rescue Mission Facility

Senator Valesky joined other local officials and representatives from the Rescue Mission on November 17 for a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the organization's future Emergency Shelter/Day Center facility. Construction has begun on the building, and the project is expected to be finished in late summer 2015. The new facility will increase emergency shelter bed capacity from 132 currently to 183 beds.

November 17, 2014
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Redeveloping the Bevier Building

I was pleased to join officials from the City of Rochester, Monroe County and area developers to announce details about the redevelopment of the historic Bevier Building in downtown Rochester. I have been to countless groundbreakings and ribbon cuttings, but this was my first Tape and Spackling ceremony! When completed, this project will feature office space and 15 loft-style apartments, and is the latest example of the revitalization of downtown Rochester!

November 6, 2014
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New Laws Open Doors For Oneonta Housing

ONEONTA, 10/21/14 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I- Oneonta) today announced legislation he sponsored, authorizing the City of Oneonta Common Council to provide tax exemptions for those building new homes in the city has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo.  Senator Seward’s bill (S.5991) follows a home rule request from the City of Oneonta.

October 21, 2014
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Welcome to College Town!

The University of Rochester celebrated a historic day today with the opening of College Town on Mount Hope Avenue. This mixed use development will not only benefit UR students and faculty, it will be a retail and dining destination for people from all over our region. College Town provides that small town college feeling in the City of Rochester and will be a major economic engine for our community.

Click here to see more pictures from the College Town celebration.

October 17, 2014
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Breaking Ground on Long Pond Senior Housing

I recently helped break ground on an exciting senior housing project off Long Pond Road in the Town of Greece. Located on excess property behind Greece Baptist Church, Long Pond Senior Housing will offer 54 units of supportive rental housing for seniors 55 and older.

October 17, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Addresses the Hudson Valley Builders Association

Senator Bonacic discussed various issues relating to the housing and building market as well as concerns of interest to the group.

 

October 15, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Addresses the Hudson Valley Builders Association

Senator Bonacic discussed various issues relating to the housing and building market as well as concerns of interest to the group.

 

October 15, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Addresses the Hudson Valley Builders Association

Senator Bonacic discussed various issues relating to the housing and building market as well as concerns of interest to the group.

 

October 15, 2014
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Ground Breaking at Stadium Estates Apartments

I recently joined officials from the City of Rochester and New York State to help break ground on the Stadium Estates Apartments. Located in the JOSANA Neighborhood near Sahlen's Stadium, this project consists of 45 rental units and will be supported by the Charles Settlement House. This is a great development for the JOSANA Neighborhood and the City of Rochester. 

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October 7, 2014
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New York Magazine: The War Over Airbnb Gets Personal

New York Magazine's Jessica Pressler spoke with Sen. Krueger for this long write-up on the fight over illegal hotels and Airbnb. Check it out:

October 3, 2014
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Discussing the Hudson Valley housing market with representatives from the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors in Goshen

Senator Bonacic visited the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors in Goshen on Friday, October 3, to discuss the Hudson Valley housing market, and issues and concerns of interest to real estate professionals. (From l to r: Christopher McKniff, Esq. Gov't Affairs Director/Hudson Gateway; Katheryn De Clerck, Associate Broker/Rand Realty; Ron Garafalo, Branch Manager/Rand Realty; and from Hudson Gateway, CEO Richard Haggerty, and COO, Ann Gardi.)

October 3, 2014
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Hardy Park Apartments on Jefferson Avenue

Congratulations to Sherman Hardy and his family on the completion of Hardy Park Apartments on Jefferson Avenue in the City of Rochester. Projects like this one are going to help the revitalization of the City of Rochester by providing new housing opportunities for city residents. Many thanks to Sherman Hardy and everyone who helped make this project a reality. 

October 2, 2014
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Senator LaValle and Assemblyman Palumbo: Southold New Home Buyer Exemption Is Now Law

Senator LaValle and Assemblyman Palumbo: Southold New Home Buyer Exemption Is Now Law

Southold now joins East Hampton, Southampton, and Shelter Island in assisting first-time primary homebuyers

September 24, 2014 – Senator Ken LaValle and Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo report first-time primary homeowners in Southold will now be exempt from the Community Preservation Fund (CPF) transfer tax under a law they authored.  The bill is designed to assist low and moderate-income residents in the purchase of their first, primary home by eliminating one of the costs associated with closing.

September 24, 2014
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Senator Carlucci Delivers for Nyack Plaza Residents Unable to Receive Mail for Months

NYACK- Senator Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) visited residents of Nyack Plaza to announce new mailboxes have been ordered for the complex this week. For months residents had to walk to the local post office to pick up their mail because the postal service would not deliver mail to the broken mailboxes due to security reasons.

The mailboxes were broken months ago due to an act of vandalism. The new boxes will allow USPS to deliver mail directly to the residents and will be installed in the next two weeks.

Senator David Carlucci learned of the sitatuion on a recent visit with Nyack Plaza Residents.

September 19, 2014
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Forum on Tenants' Rights and Advocacy in a Critical Year

On Thursday, September 18th, I will be hosting a Forum on Tenants Rights and Advocacy, which will focus on organizing, education and empowerment, in preparation for 2015, which will be toward a critical year for state and city housing policy.

September 18, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Rally Against Tenant Displacement and Landlord Harassment

New York, NY – Residents of 222/224 West 21st Street held a rally to protest tenant displacement and landlord harassment on Sunday, September 14, 2014.  Residents were joined by State Senator Brad Hoylman, Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, City Council Member Corey Johnson, neighbors and housing advocates, who demanded that the new building owner, Slate Property Group, remedy the multiple violations and unsafe living conditions in the building.

September 15, 2014
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State Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal File Amicus Curiae Brief with the New York State Court of Appeals in In re Santiago-Monteverde

New York, NY – State Senator Brad Hoylman (D/WFP - Manhattan) and Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WFP - Manhattan) today filed an amicus curiae brief with the New York State Court of Appeals in the case In re Santiago-Monteverde, which will determine whether bankruptcy trustees are permitted to sell a tenant/debtor’s rent-regulated lease to the landlord to satisfy the tenant/debtor’s creditors. The brief, which was signed by 16 of their colleagues in the State Legislature, was filed August 29 with the Court of Appeals and seeks to clarify the legislative intent by arguing that this course of action is prohibited by both New York’s rent and bankruptcy laws.

September 3, 2014
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Senator Kennedy Announces New Plan To Encourage Homeownership, Providing Help for Young Professionals with Student Loan Debt

Kennedy’s Legislation Will Help Save First-Time Homebuyers Thousands of Dollars, Entice Young Professionals to Plant Roots in Western New York.

New Legislation Provides for Discounted Interest Rates to Help Young Professionals Balance Buying a Home with Heavy Student Loan Debt Burdens.

August 29, 2014
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Bronx NYCHA Housing Complexes Receive more than $3.7 Million in Capital Grants

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced Friday that three New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) complexes in his district will receive a total of $3,710,000 in capital funding that he secured in this year’s state budget. The monies are slated for the Sack Wern, Pelham Parkway and Throgs Neck Housing complexes and will be used for much needed upgrades aimed at improving the living conditions, safety and lifestyle of the residents who call these complexes home.

August 29, 2014
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