Issues: Housing

Senator Addabbo Secures Tenants’ Right to Access Local Courts for Housing Complaints Against Landlords

Queens, NY, June 4, 2010 -- Renters who are cheated out of their security deposits will have an easier time taking the landlord to small claims court, says Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach).

 Because of legislation (S4781A) passed by the Senate Democratic Majority, tenants can go to court where their apartment is located, rather than where the landlord’s business is registered. A judge, in a recent ruling (Solomon v. Correll), had urged the state legislature to address this problem. The bill is awaiting final action in the NYS Assembly.

June 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, June 7, 2010 Room 123 CAP

June 9, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Legislation Protecting Tenants from Abusive Practices Passes Senate

State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF – 35th District) announced today that the Senate unanimously approved legislation that will empower renters that have been cheated out of their deposits, by making it easier to take landlords to small claims court. The bill, (S4781A), allows tenants to be heard in court where their apartment is located rather than where the landlord’s business is registered.

June 3, 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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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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