Issues: Housing

Senator Serrano Co-Sponsors Affordable Housing Workshop During SOMOS El Futuro Conference Weekend in Albany

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano and Assemblyman Guillermo Linares sponsored an important workshop entitled, "The Future of New York: Affordable Housing Preservation and Creation," for the 2015 SOMOS El Futuro Conference weekend in Albany. Experts in the field of housing provided information regarding the challenges our city faces in our fight to preserve affordable housing.

March 18, 2015

Senator Sanders' Photo of the Week - NYCHA Housing Rally

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village), a champion of housing rights, listened intently to the concerns of hundreds of NYCHA residents who descended on Albany on Monday. They were there to demand increases in state funding for public housing developments, money which is needed to make important repairs and correct dangerous conditions.

March 17, 2015

Senate Passes Legislation to Prohibit Sex Offenders From Living in Community Residences With Individuals With Developmental Disabilities

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would prohibit registered sex offenders from living with individuals with developmental disabilities in community residences operated or licensed by the state. The bill (S2885), sponsored by Senator Michael Ranzenhofer (R-C-I, Amherst), strengthens current protections and helps ensure that individuals with developmental disabilities are living in a safe environment.

March 16, 2015

Senator Hamilton serves as panelist on Mitchell-Lama Task Force Legislative Summit at Brooklyn Borough Hall

(Brooklyn - March 13, 2015) Senator Hamilton served as a panelist at the Mitchell-Lama Task Force Legislative Summit at Brooklyn Borough Hall last night. Along with other housing policy experts on the panel, New York City Council Member Jumaane Williams served as moderator. 

Senator Hamilton highlighted the importance of protecting the long-term rights of Mitchell-Lama residents and keeping Mitchell-Lama affordable. Senator Hamilton also underscored the need for both affordable housing and an affordable ownership component -- permitting prospective owners to build wealth and pass on an asset to children. 

March 13, 2015

Committee Meeting: Housing, Construction and Community Development Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development Senator Catharine M. Young, Chair 11:30 AM, Monday, March 16, 2015 Room 308 LOB

March 16, 11:30 AM - 11:43 AM


Nine Elected Officials Join Forces to Address West Bronx Housing Crisis through Homegrown Solutions

March 12, 2015
March 12, 2015

Neighborhood Preservation Coalition Rally

(Albany - March 9th) The Leader attended the Housing rally where members from the Neighborhood Preservation Coalition gathered to emphasize the importance of housing in New York State. In her address to the crowd, the Leader recollected memories of her youth growing up in affordable housing, remembering it as always being “a place that was safe, secure, and consistent.” where “all of the injustices that plagued the world outside were left at the door.

March 10, 2015

Gianaris on Sunnyside Yards: Community First

Senator Gianaris adressed Community Board 2 on the subject of Sunnyside Yards, reassuring the community that their voices would be heard on the matter.

"I will not support any proposal for Sunnyside Yards that is not supported by our existing community,” Senator Gianaris assured those assembled. “Any talk of thousands of new housing units at Sunnyside Yards should be secondary to meeting our significant existing infrastructure needs. Western Queens is already in need of many more schools, parks and open spaces, and vastly improved mass transit, particularly on the 7 line. As this process unfolds, I look forward to working with the community to ensure our voices are heard loud and clear when it comes to Sunnyside Yards."

March 4, 2015

Senator Hamilton meets with advocates for the homeless

Senator Hamilton meets with advocates for the homeless.

March 3, 2015

Senator Hamilton rallies in support of tenant rights with colleagues and the Alliance for Tenant Power

Senator Squadron, Assemblyman Pichardo, Senator Hamilton, and Assemblyman Blake rally with Alliance for Tenant Power in support of tenant rights.

March 3, 2015

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Murphy authors and passes first bill, victim safety zones

ALBANY, NY - While discussion of so-called "child safety zone" legislation has recently shot to the forefront after a state appellate court decision striking down municipal laws to enact residency requirements for sex offenders, those who have been involved in the issue for years today celebrated a significant legislative victory in Albany.

The Senate passed two bills, one co-prime sponsored by Senator Terrence Murphy that would allow a municipal local option to restrict residency for sex offenders, as well as a bill authored by Murphy that makes it unlawful for a convicted sex offender to reside near their victim.

February 26, 2015

More than 400 Neighborhood Residents Attend Housing Forum Co-Hosted by NYS Senator Jesse Hamilton and NYC Council Member Laurie Cumbo

(Brooklyn, NY – February 25, 2015) More than 400 residents attended a housing forum co-hosted by State Senator Jesse Hamilton and City Councilmember Laurie Cumbo at St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf in Crown Heights last night.

The forum included panelists from the Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Code Unit, HPD’s Community Partnership Division, the NYC Department of Finance, the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board, the Flatbush Tenants Coalition, the Fifth Avenue Committee, South Brooklyn Legal Services, and the Pratt Area Community Council.

February 25, 2015

New York City Rent Freeze Program (“SCRIE”)

Freeze Your Rent!! 

You may qualify for the NYC Rent Freeze Program if you meet both of these requirements:

Rent an apartment that is rent regulated (rent controlled or rent stabilized) hotel stabilized or Mitchell-Lama) and;
You are 62 or older or have a disability.

For more information, and to get help applying, call Senator Simcha Felder’s District Office at 718-253-2015

February 25, 2015

Joint Statement from Sen. Krueger and NYC Councilmember Williams on Manhattan Housing Court Ruling Against Airbnb Host

NEW YORK: Today, Council Member Jumaane D. Williams (D-Brooklyn), Deputy Leader and Chair of the Council's Housing and Buildings Committee, and State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan), released the following statement afterManhattan Housing Court Judge Jack Stoller ruled against a Manhattan couple who rented out their rent-stabilized apartment on Airbnb for triple the price they paid.

February 20, 2015


As part of 2015 IDC “Invest New York” Agenda, Klein Pushes Critical Programs & Policies to Support New York’s Seniors

New Survey Gauges Most-Pressing Financial Issues Facing Seniors Today

February 20, 2015

Senator Valesky plan sets aside $10m for supportive housing Upstate in IDC “Invest NY” agenda

SYRACUSE—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) and the Independent Democratic Conference have unveiled a comprehensive policy agenda that would include $10 million allocated specifically to Upstate New York for supportive housing development.

Supportive housing models include inclusive design for those who may have physical impairments and often offer a variety of services including activities, transportation, an on-site service coordinator, amenities, meals, and support for residents’ health-related services.

February 19, 2015
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