Issues: Housing

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Votes To Help New Yorkers Avoid Foreclosure

Currently, local governments are able to negotiate with citizens who due to worsening economic conditions have been unable to pay their taxes on time to pay them over time on an installment plan. This bill, sponsored by Senator Thomas P. Morahan (R-Nanuet) would permit local governments, at their option, to increase the installment payment plan for the currently 24 months to an period of 36 months until December 31, 2011 in order to help New Yorkers avoid foreclosure.

March 2, 2010
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Pedro Espada Jr.: No One's More Loyal -- to Landlords

By Sara GatesSenate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr. defected from the Democrats and then defected from the Republicans during last year's Albany madness, but he'll always be loyal to his landlord pals.

March 2, 2010
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Senator Martin Malavé Dilan Legislative Update

Senator Dilan speaks with Executive Director of the Cypress Hills Local Development Corp., Michelle Neugebauer about recent updates to services in Cypress Hills and City Line.

March 2, 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, March 1, 2010 Room 123 CAP

March 1, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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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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