Issues: Housing

Senator Parker Interviews Bernell K. Grier, CEO of Neighborhood Housing Services NYC

State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) Bernell K. Grier, CEO of Neighborhood Housing Services NYC

March 27, 2012

Discussion Topics:

First-time Homebuyer Education/Assistance, Neighborhood Preservation, Proposed 2012-13 Budget, Foreclosure Prevention Services

 

About Neighborhood Housing Services NYC:

April 3, 2012
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Budget Update From State Senator David J. Valesky

The New York State Legislature has completed passage of an on-time budget for the second year in a row. Though it was another challenging budget, requiring the closure of a $3.5 billion deficit, we were able to balance the budget without tax increases or fiscal gimmickry. In addition, overall spending was reduced for the second straight year, the frist time this has happened in at least three decades. 

Some highlights include:

March 30, 2012
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Bronx Housing Forum: The State of Affordable Housing

This forum is a great opportunity for community leaders, activists, tenants and homeowners to meet, exchange ideas and discuss housing issues important to the Bronx.  Please join me  to tackle the current housing crisis head-on. 

Some of the housing topics we will cover include:

Rent Regulation and Tenant Organization

Housing Court

How to Convert Vacant Properties into Affordable Housing

Section 8 Issues

Foreclosure Prevention

 

 

 

April 21, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Prohibit Brokers and Lenders From Deceiving Borrowers

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L.

March 30, 2012
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Governor Cuomo and Legislative Leaders Announce Agreement on 2012-13 State Budget

Governor Cuomo released the following announcement on March 27, 2012:

The Budget continues the Governor’s commitment to fiscal responsibility while creating jobs and strengthening communities across the state. It closes a multi-billion dollar deficit with no new taxes, fees or gimmicks, limits spending growth to two percent or below for the second year in a row, and launches the New York Works Task Force to invest billions of dollars to rebuild the state's roads, bridges, parks, and other infrastructure and create tens of thousands of jobs.

March 29, 2012
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SQUADRON HERALDS NURSE-FAMILY PARTNERSHIP, SOCIAL SERVICES FUNDING IN BUDGET

Even in Minority, Squadron Pushes Forward Priorities as Social Services Ranker

ALBANY – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron, the ranking member and former chair of the Senate Social Services Committee, heralded the $2.5 million allocated for Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) in the state budget, as well as significant investments in other critical social services programs.

March 29, 2012
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2012-2013 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic " Environment / Agriculture / Housing"

Environment / Agriculture / Housing Hearing Room B

 

Assembly

Senate

Vito Lopez (Co-Chair)

George Maziarz (Co-Chair)

Robert Sweeney

March 26, 12:30 PM - 12:46 PM
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2012-2013 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic " Environment / Agriculture / Housing "

Environment / Agriculture / Housing

Hearing Room B

Assembly

Senate

Vito Lopez (Co-Chair)

George Maziarz (Co-Chair)

Robert Sweeney

Cathy Young

March 19, 1:30 PM - 1:53 PM
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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 19, 2012 Room 308 LOB

March 19, 11:30 AM - 11:47 AM
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March 14, 9:30 AM - 9:52 AM
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SENATE PASSES 2012-13 BUDGET RESOLUTION

Gallivan: “Senate Plan Cuts Taxes, Reforms Medicaid, Protects Seniors and Schools.”

The New York State Senate voted to approve its 2012-13 Senate Budget resolution, continuing its focus on state spending, job creation, and structural reform to government.

The Senate budget, at just under $132.5 billion, keeps the total state spending increase below two percent, and spends less than the Executive Budget. The budget closes a $2 billion budget deficit and builds on last year’s successes in putting the state’s fiscal house in order.

March 13, 2012
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Statement from Senator Valesky Regarding Syracuse Common Council Passage of Land Bank Legislation

I applaud the Common Council for moving legislation forward to create a city/county land bank. As the author of the state law, I am extremely encouraged that Onondaga County and the city of Syracuse will have the opportunity to be one of the first land banks in the state. Vacant and abandoned housing has been a problem in our communities for too long, and the application of this new strategy is a promising solution.

 

March 12, 2012
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Martins Home Mortgage Safety Seminar Hosts Hundreds

Over 437 local residents packed the Elmont Public Library this past Saturday for Senator Jack Martins’ “Home Mortgage Safety Seminar.” The program, sponsored by Senator Martins, was a partnership with Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Governor Andrew Cuomo’s offices. Also participating in the seminar were Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Sovereign Bank, New York Communities for Change and Bank of America. Residents from Elmont, Franklin Square, Floral Park, South Floral Park, Westbury, New Cassell, Bellerose Terrace and North Valley Stream packed the Elmont Library.

March 12, 2012
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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 5, 2012 Room 308 LOB

March 5, 11:30 AM - 11:36 AM
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair 1:30 PM, Monday, March 5, 2012 Room 801 LOB

March 5, 1:30 PM - 2:39 PM
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Senator Espaillat Leads 29 Senators in Calling for Restoration of Crucial Housing Funding

Senators express support for restoration of $25 million in foreclosure prevention and $22.35 million in funding for Neighborhood and Rural Preservation Programs

February 13, 2012
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Senator Montgomery Announces NYSABPRL's 41st Annual Legislative Conference Workshop & Event Schedule

The 41st Annual Legislative Conference of the NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators will convene on Friday, February 17th and conclude on Sunday, February 19th, 2012. The theme of this year’s conference is “Open Doors to Employment, Opens Doors to Empowerment."

The Conference schedule of educational workshops and weekend-long events is included here in a pdf format that can be downloaded.  More information on the Legislative Conference may be obtained by visiting www.nysabprl.org.

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February 9, 2012
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