Issues: Housing

Committee Meeting: Housing, Construction and Community Development Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development Senator Catharine M. Young, Chair 10:30 AM, Tuesday, May 24, 2011 Room 308 LOB

May 24, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Coop and Condo Forum

Learn About

• The Role Of The Board

•The Role Of Management

•Shareholder/Owner Rights

•Confl ict Resolution

Panelists:

David L. Berkey, Esq., Partner

Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP

Kevin McConnell, Esq., Partner

Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue,

& Joseph LLP

Larry Simms, President

Alliance of Condo & Co-op Owners

NO RSVP NECESSARY

For more information, contact Senator

Golden’s office: 718-238-6044

June 2, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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15 Buildings Cited in City Crackdown on Illegal Hotels

By am NY

With the power of a new state law behind him, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is cracking down on the city's illegal hotels.

The Office of Special Enforcement has shuttered or given citations to 15 of the illegal inns, defined as any residence with a "transient occupant" whose stay is less than 30 days. Under the previous law, a majority of the building's occupants had to be transient for the building to be illegal.

"Owners of illegal hotels put profits above safety, allowing renters to stay in extremely dangerous conditions and it’s disgraceful," Bloomberg said.

All of the buildings busted so far under the new law, which went effect on May, are in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

May 16, 2011
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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 9:30 AM, Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Room 308 LOB

May 18, 9:30 AM - 9:35 AM
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First-Time Home Buyer Bill Passes State Legislature

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R,C,I-Port Jefferson) and Assemblyman Robert K. Sweeney (D-Lindenhurst) today announced that legislation they sponsored to allow municipalities to continue the tax exemption for first-time home buyers of newly constructed homes has passed both chambers of the New York State Legislature.  The bill will now go before Governor Cuomo for signature.

“Young, working families have a very hard time trying to meet the costs associated with the purchase of their first home. This legislation will make it easier for families to move from renter to homeowner,” said Sweeney.

May 12, 2011
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Senator Martins Visits Apex Housing Complex in New Cassel

Senator Jack M. Martins recently visited the Apex housing complex in New Cassel. The complex consists of Apex I and Apex II, two buildings that were built in recent years by the Kimmel Housing Foundation to provide housing for senior citizens, workforce families and the physically challenged.

Senator Martins met with Kimmel Housing Foundation Chairman Howard B. Kimmel, President Roberta Treacy and Patricia Bourne, EVP, Planning. Among the topics discussed were opportunities for housing in downtown areas and the proposed Apex III for New Cassel.

Residents from the complex were then invited to ask Senator Martins questions. Representatives from the Kimmel Housing Foundation thanked Senator Martins for visiting and for speaking to the residents of the housing complex.

May 11, 2011
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Senator Squadron Statement on Battery Park City Ground Rent Agreement

For Immediate Release May 10, 2011

"Today's ground rent agreement will provide stability and fairness in Battery Park City, ensuring the community will continue to be a great neighborhood in which to live and raise a family. I thank Speaker Silver for his leadership in bringing this resolution about and commend him and the Battery Park City Authority for reaching a solution for our constituents, our community and our city."

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May 11, 2011
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Forum/Town Hall: Forum on Rent Regulations, May 12 6:30 pm

Join me with Congressman Charles Rangel, Senator Bill Perkins, Assemblyman Herman Denny Farrell, Assemblyman Guillermo Linares, NYC Comptroller John Liu and Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer for a forum on rent regulations, tenants' rights and New York's housing needs.

Thursday, May 12 at 6:30pm

Church of the Intercession

550 West 155th Street

 

May 12, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: Forum on Rent Regulations, May 26 6:00 pm

Join me, with Senator Bill Perkins, Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal and Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer for a forum on rent regulations, tenants' rights and New York's Housing needs.

May 26, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Sen. Espaillat's Op-Ed on why the expiration of rent regulations would be a disaster for New Yorkers

West Side Spirit: Expiring Rent Regulation Spells Disaster for New Yorkers

By Senator Adriano Espaillat

Big corporations have benefited from record profits, while New York’s working class has struggled to recover from the aptly named “Great Recession.” All the while, low-income and middle-class families have been battered by brutal budget cuts on the federal and statewide level. We have seen deep cuts to education and health care, while billions in tax breaks have been given away to the wealthiest among us.

May 6, 2011
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May 6, 2011
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Video: Senate Dems want rent laws now

Times Union: Capital Confidential Blog

Posted on May 3, 2011 at 3:50 pm by Stephanie Lee in Rent Control

Senate Democrats have released a video urging their chamber to extend and strengthen the existing rent regulation laws, which will expire June 15. The bill has passed in the Assembly, but the Senate, where Republicans hold a slim majority, is pushing for a property tax cap first.

May 6, 2011
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Tenants Free Meeting Space

News From New York State

Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: May 6, 2011

Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard| gaspard@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

Senate Passes Bill Giving Tenants Free Meeting Space in Public Housing

Standing up for the rights of tenants to organize, the New York State Senate has voted to eliminate the financial burden to tenants who want to conduct meetings in public housing, announced New York State Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica).

May 6, 2011
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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 9:30 AM, Wednesday, May 11, 2011 Room 308 LOB

May 11, 9:30 AM - 9:39 AM
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STAR Rebate Extension

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: May 4, 2011Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard| gaspard@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

Senator Shirley L. Huntley Announces Passage of Legislation to Extend Application Deadline for STAR Program Participants

May 4, 2011
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