Issues: Housing

Landlord broke building, should fix it, tenants say

Feature article in The Villager

By Julie Shapiro

A month after the city emptied a Chinatown tenement because it was in danger of collapsing, the fate of the building and its 60 tenants is still in limbo.

September 15, 2009
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Green Jobs, Green Homes, Green New York

What if you could create fourteen thousand new jobs, and save New Yorkers one billion dollars on energy bills at the same time, without additional cost to taxpayers?

A bill that I co-sponsored and which passed in the State Senate last week will do just that.

The Green Jobs/Green New York initiative will get to the heart of two of Central New York’s biggest issues—the availability of permanent, skilled jobs and high energy costs.

September 11, 2009
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Program to Create 14,000 Green Jobs, Reduce Consumers’ Energy Costs Passes Senate

(SYRACUSE, N.Y.)—Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today praised the passage of comprehensive economic development legislation that he co-sponsored, the Green Jobs/Green New York program, which will create 14,000 jobs and save New Yorkers $1 billion on their energy bills.

September 11, 2009
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Senators Squadron, Duane; Assemblymembers Glick, Kavanagh Join At-Risk Tenants to Call for Passage of Legislation to Stop Abuse of "Owner Occupancy" Evictions

NYC Electeds Stand with Rent Regulated Tenants Who Would be Protected from Eviction They Currently Face  

September 10, 2009
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Sen. Schneiderman Introduces Bill To Keep New Yorkers Warm at Night

NEW YORK – With the autumn months fast approaching, Sen. Eric T. Schneiderman (D-Manhattan/Bronx) introduced a bill (S.6147) to increase the minimum home heating temperature for rental units. The bill institutes a 60 degree Fahrenheit temperature standard for tenants in buildings consisting of three-family units or more, up from the current 55 degree minimum.

September 1, 2009
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Staff Report on the SFY 2008-09 Senate Budget

August 31, 2009
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Staff Analysis of the SFY 2008-09 Executive Budget

Analysis of the Executive Budget begins with a summary of the spending plan. It then examines an explanation of receipts and provides for Senate issues in focus. Finally, it examines appropriations and disbursements for each agency and program included in the budget. The report provides a comparison of the appropriations recommended this year with those approved last year, and an analysis of the Governor’s recommendations.

August 31, 2009
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Focusing on Rural New York: Rural Resources Commission Overview

Overview of the Rural Resource Commission's background, legislative chapters and publications.

August 31, 2009
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Staff Analysis of the SFY 2009-10 Executive Budget Vols. I & II

This analysis of the Executive Budget begins with a summary of the spending plan. It then examines an explanation of receipts and provides for Senate issues in focus. Finally, it examines appropriations and disbursements for each agency and program included in the budget. The report provides a comparison of the appropriations recommended this year with those approved last year, and an analysis of the Governor’s recommendations.

August 31, 2009
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CO-OP FORUM

SHIRLEY L. HUNTLEYCHAIR OF MENTAL HEALTHANDDEVELOPMENTALDISABILITIES COMMITTEEPresents ACO-OP FORUM

September 30, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Westchester Residential Opportunities Hosts Foreclosure Prevention Orientation

WRO is hosting foreclosure prevention orientations for new clients inSpanish.  If we could be of assistance please direct clients to877-976-4968 or 877 WRO 4 YOU.Our orientations are every Tuesday at 10am, 1pm, and 6pm.  Our Spanishworkshop will be held August 25, September 29, October 20, November 24and December 15 in our White Plains office at 470 Mamaroneck Ave, 4th

August 25, 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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District Office Opened!!

The District Office officially opened as of Monday, August 17, 2009.

Please feel free to contact us or stop by the office.  You can find the information under Contact.

August 17, 2009
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Serrano Comments on La Marqueta Plan

 

Calls city plan “visionary” so long as it meets the needs of his constituents

Highlights need to incubate healthy and affordable food, immigrant entrepreneurs, and vibrant public space

August 12, 2009

August 11, 2009
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Flood Relief Assistance Contact Information

Here are some numbers to direct people in Chautauqua Co. to get help depending on what you may need:- If your home was damaged or destroyed, you should contact DSS in Dunkirk (716-363-3500) as well as Chautauqua Opportunities (716-363-3333).- If you are Seniors and need to be relocated due to unsafe conditions, you should contact one of the local offices for Office of the Aging. The Dunkirk office is 716-366-4465 (ask for Katie Finch).

August 11, 2009
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Point Park - Dedication

Senator Seward will attend the dedication of Point Park at the 5 Corners in downtown Old Forge.  Local town officials, business representatives and community groups involved in the construction are also scheduled to attend.

August 13, 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Senator Valesky Announces Passage of Main Street Program Legislation

(SYRACUSE, N.Y.)—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) announced the passage by the State Senate of economic development legislation in the form of a strengthened Main Street Program.   “Strengthening the successful Main Street program will help to jump-start new projects to bring people and businesses back to our city and village centers, and help them to become the economic engines they once were,” Senator Valesky,Vice President Pro-Tempore of the Senate, said.

July 31, 2009
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