Issues: Housing

Bushwick Houses Among NYC Housing Projects to Receive Federal Funding Under Passage of Senate Bill

The New York State Senate recently passed legislation that will allow for New York City Housing Authority owned developments, such as Bushwick Houses, to fall under federal oversight and qualify for much-needed funding.

For more than a decade,  21 NYCHA developments have received no funding from the City and State of New York. Pending additional budget cuts in the proposed 2010–11 state budget, NYCHA stood to face an unprecedented $88 million operational budget shortfall.

February 25, 2010
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Sen. Foley Acts to Protect Home Owners Who Apply For STAR Tax Relief

Legislation will prevent bureaucratic mixups and imporve STAR application process

February 24, 2010
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Statement from State Senator Daniel Squadron on Senate passage of S6430-A (Squadron)/A9487-B (Lopez), which allows the New York City Housing Authority to access federal aid for 21 State- and City-built developments that have gone unfunded:

"This bill will allow New York City's public housing authority to bring in more than $75 million a year in federal aid — a massive investment to address its operating deficit and dramatically improve housing for more than 400,000 tenants.  Every single NYCHA resident will benefit from filling the funding gap left by the State and City, which will help us fix broken elevators, avoid heat outages, and address the basic maintenance problems that public housing tenants contend with every day.

February 24, 2010
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SENATE MAJORITY BOLSTERS SUPPORT FOR NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC HOUSING

(Albany, NY) To protect New York’s 400,000 residents of public housing, the Senate Majority today passed S6430A (Squadron) making the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) eligible for an immediate infusion of $400 million in capital funding.

February 24, 2010
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SENATE MAJORITY BOLSTERS SUPPORT FOR NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC HOUSING

Passage of legislation makes NYCHA eligible to receive millions in federal funding.

February 24, 2010
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NYS Senator Malcolm Smith session comments - 2/24/10

Authorizes the NYC housing authority to transfer or restructure the ownership of all or part of certain housing developments.

February 24, 2010
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NYS Senator Daniel Squadron session comments - 2/24/10

Authorizes the NYC housing authority to transfer or restructure the ownership of all or part of certain housing developments.

February 24, 2010
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Senate Majority Bolsters Support For NYC Public Housing

Passage of legislation makes NYCHA eligible to receive millions in federal funding

February 24, 2010
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NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery session comments - 2/24/10

Authorizes the NYC housing authority to transfer or restructure the ownership of all or part of certain housing developments.

February 24, 2010
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SENATOR MALCOLM A. SMITH ACTS TO PROTECT HOMEOWNERS WHO APPLY FOR THE STAR REBATE PROGRAM

(ST. ALBANS, NY) Homeowners will have the peace of mind in knowing they will receive the property tax breaks they are entitled to under legislation (S3087) supported by Senator Smith which requires that taxpayers be given a receipt confirming they in fact applied for a STAR exemption.

Continuing to fight for comprehensive property tax relief, Senator Smith championed this legislation after learning some homeowners did not receive their STAR exemption because their assessor claimed the application was never submitted.

February 23, 2010
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Espada Bill Would Freeze Rent for Three-Quarters of a Million Tenants

Press Contact: Steve Mangione (cellular) 914-403-4072 New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. is throwing a major lifeline to tenants struggling to pay their rent.

February 17, 2010
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Senator Espada Introduces a Lifeline for Struggling Tenants

Sen. Espada, who also serves as Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development, today unveiled proposed legislation (S.6811) that would help poor, low and moderate income, and working families pay their rent.

His legislation would establish a rent relief assistance program that would freeze the rents of nearly 300,000 households of rent-stabilized apartments to the tune of $100 million in rent increase exemptions in the first year of the program, and gradually increasing to $130 million in rent increase exemptions by year ten.

February 17, 2010
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Housing Rally for Rent Freezes

     Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr., who also serves as Chairman of the Senate Housing Committee, is deeply committed to providing affordable housing to poor, low-income and working families.

February 17, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Public Hearing: 2010-2011 JOINT BUDGET HEARING Housing

New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell will conduct a joint budget hearing to examine the Governor’s proposed budget relating to the development and preservation of housing across the state. When: February 3 @ 1 P.M. Where: Hearing Room B – Legislative Office Building Expected to TestifyNYS Division of Housing & Community Renewal: Brian Lawlor, Acting Commissioner               

February 3, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Housing

 New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell will conduct a joint budget hearing to examine the Governor’s proposed budget relating to the development and preservation of housing across the state. When: February 3 @ 1 P.M. Where: Hearing Room B – Legislative Office Building Expected to TestifyNYS Division of Housing & Community Renewal: Brian Lawlor, Acting Commissioner             

February 3, 2010
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