Issues: Housing

BONACIC TO DEP COMMISSIONER HOLLOWAY: COME TO WAWARSING (NOW!)

        State Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C  - Mt. Hope), has requested that New York City DEP Commissioner Cas Holloway come to the Town of Wawarsing to meet with residents impacted by the DEP’s leaking aqueducts.

June 2, 2010
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BONACIC TO DEP COMMISSIONER HOLLOWAY: COME TO WAWARSING (NOW!)

        State Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C  - Mt. Hope), has requested that New York City DEP Commissioner Cas Holloway come to the Town of Wawarsing to meet with residents impacted by the DEP’s leaking aqueducts.

June 2, 2010
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Rent Relief for NYC Tenants Sails Through Housing Committee

Espada ‘Rent Freeze’ Bill Passes 6-2

June 1, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Housing, Construction and Community Development Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development Senator Pedro Espada, Jr., Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, June 1, 2010 Room 123 CAP

June 1, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Tenants and Landlords Criticize Paterson’s Rent Regulation Proposal

By Cara Buckley

Gov. David A. Paterson proposed changes to housing laws on Wednesday that would make it harder for landlords to lift apartments out of rent regulation but would also override a landmark pro-tenant court ruling so that it could not apply in future cases.

State Senator Liz Krueger, Democrat of Manhattan, criticized the governor’s attempt to allow developers receiving tax breaks to charge market rents. She said the proposal seemed to contradict the Legislature’s intent when it wrote the law regarding the tax benefits, known as the J-51 Program.

May 27, 2010
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Conference Of Black Senators Releases Their Signature Agenda Issues

Yesterday, the NYS Conference of Black Senators (CBS) unveiled their 2010 Signature Agenda issues and expressed their concerns regarding these particular bills not being brought to the Senate floor for a vote. Members of CBS truly believe that African American Communities have suffered long enough within the areas of Economic Development, Education, Health, Housing, Environment, Crime, Racism and Discrimination.

May 25, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Housing, Construction and Community Development Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development Senator Pedro Espada, Jr., Chair 12 Noon, Monday, May 24, 2010 Room 123 CAP

May 24, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Housing, Construction and Community Development Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development Senator Pedro Espada, Jr., Chair 12 Noon, Monday, May 17, 2010 Room 123 CAP

May 17, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Legislative Activity For May 10, 2010

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation today maintaining the services and operations of government, including funding for troopers, Medicaid services, and infrastructure projects, as well as bills which protect residents of public housing from sexual predators, and legislation mandating new standards of accountability of the Higher Education Services Corporation. Maintaining Services & Operations

May 11, 2010
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KEEPING SEX OFFENDERS OUT OF PUBLIC HOUSING

Senate Passes Klein Bill to Provide Housing Authorities Monthly Data on Registered Offenders

 

ALBANY, NY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Monday that the State Senate passed his legislation to help prevent registered sex offenders from moving into public housing. Last week, Klein unveiled the results from his most recent investigation showing nearly one hundred level 2 and 3 registered sex offenders are illegally living in public housing units in New York City.

 

May 10, 2010
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Senate Bill Bars Sex Offenders From Public Housing

Streamlines Communication & Coordination BetweenLaw Enforcement, Public Housing Administrators

May 10, 2010
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Tenant Lobby Day: Senator Perkins and Housing Rights Advocates

On April 27, 2010 Senator Bill Perkins attended a rally to support tenants rights.

May 7, 2010
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Tenant Lobby Day: Senator Perkins rallying with constituents

On April 27, 2010 Senator Bill Perkins attended a rally to support tenants rights.

May 7, 2010
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Tenant Lobby Day: meeting a constituent

On April 27, 2010 Senator Bill Perkins attended a rally to support tenants rights.

May 7, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Housing, Construction, and Community Development Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development Senator Pedro Espada, Jr., Chair 12 Noon, Monday, May 10, 2010 Room 123 CAP

May 10, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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The Observer: Stabilization Now, Tomorrow and Forever?

By Eliot Brown

April 13, 2010 | 6:28 p.m

In the world of tenant activists, 2009 was a year of tremendous optimism. And then it wasn’t.

Democratic control of the State Senate failed to provide any of the radical changes to rent laws that activists had long fought for—and that were expected once Republicans were booted from the majority. Deadlock dominated; the housing committee chair led a short-lived coup; then status quo regained power, allowing the real estate industry to exhale.

May 4, 2010
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May 3, 2010
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Sen. Foley Leads Community Effort to Clean up Graffiti in Brentwood

Joined by volunteers from all walks of life in Brentwood, State Senator Brian X. Foley led the effort to clean up graffiti from public and private property in the neighborhood. Senator Foley’s office worked with a local civic group, Brentwood Residents Against Violence Every Day (BRAVE), to organize the start of a concerted effort to rid the community of graffiti. 

May 2, 2010
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