Issues: Housing

State Budget Addresses Local Opioid Crisis

Improvements coming to WCA that will increase addiction treatment services, alleviate jail overcrowding


ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I– Olean) has delivered a $350,000 capital grant in the state budget to establish a supportive housing program at WCA Hospital’s Jones Hill site in Jamestown.


“The new program will be a big step towards addressing the region’s opioid and heroin epidemic, placing people with addiction problems in a specialized housing facility instead of the county jail,” Senator Young said.


March 31, 2015

Senator Jesse Hamilton, 43rd Assembly District Leader Shirley Patterson, housing advocates, and tenants of Reid Apartments rally in support of NYCHA tenants

Rally brings focus on need to fund NYCHA repairs and properly maintain NYCHA buildings

 Brooklyn, NY – Senator Hamilton and District Leader Patterson held a rally and press conference in support of NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA) tenants. Joined by housing advocate Tiara McLaughlin, Lead Organizer with the Pratt Area Community Council, and neighborhood residents, the rally highlighted the shocking living conditions residents in William Reid Apartments (East Flatbush) face.

March 27, 2015

Committee Meeting: Housing, Construction and Community Development Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development  Senator Catharine M. Young, Chair  11:30 AM, Monday, March 30, 2015  Room 308 LOB

March 30, 11:44 AM - 11:59 AM

Senator Comrie's remarks on the Senate Budget Resolution

Senator Comrie spoke on the Senate Floor in support of additional resources to assist Queens homeowners affected by the foreclosure crisis. Decrying insufficient funding diverted from the half a billion dollars the State won from the JP Morgan Chase settlement, Senator Comrie advocated that monies received from the settlement be used for those most affected by bad banking and lending practices.

March 20, 2015
March 19, 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Senator Serrano Co-Sponsors Affordable Housing Workshop During SOMOS El Futuro Conference Weekend in Albany

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano and Assemblyman Guillermo Linares sponsored an important workshop entitled, "The Future of New York: Affordable Housing Preservation and Creation," for the 2015 SOMOS El Futuro Conference weekend in Albany. Experts in the field of housing provided information regarding the challenges our city faces in our fight to preserve affordable housing.

March 18, 2015

Senator Sanders' Photo of the Week - NYCHA Housing Rally

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village), a champion of housing rights, listened intently to the concerns of hundreds of NYCHA residents who descended on Albany on Monday. They were there to demand increases in state funding for public housing developments, money which is needed to make important repairs and correct dangerous conditions.

March 17, 2015

Senate Passes Legislation to Prohibit Sex Offenders From Living in Community Residences With Individuals With Developmental Disabilities

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would prohibit registered sex offenders from living with individuals with developmental disabilities in community residences operated or licensed by the state. The bill (S2885), sponsored by Senator Michael Ranzenhofer (R-C-I, Amherst), strengthens current protections and helps ensure that individuals with developmental disabilities are living in a safe environment.

March 16, 2015

Senator Hamilton serves as panelist on Mitchell-Lama Task Force Legislative Summit at Brooklyn Borough Hall

(Brooklyn - March 13, 2015) Senator Hamilton served as a panelist at the Mitchell-Lama Task Force Legislative Summit at Brooklyn Borough Hall last night. Along with other housing policy experts on the panel, New York City Council Member Jumaane Williams served as moderator. 

Senator Hamilton highlighted the importance of protecting the long-term rights of Mitchell-Lama residents and keeping Mitchell-Lama affordable. Senator Hamilton also underscored the need for both affordable housing and an affordable ownership component -- permitting prospective owners to build wealth and pass on an asset to children. 

March 13, 2015

Committee Meeting: Housing, Construction and Community Development Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development Senator Catharine M. Young, Chair 11:30 AM, Monday, March 16, 2015 Room 308 LOB

March 16, 11:30 AM - 11:43 AM


Nine Elected Officials Join Forces to Address West Bronx Housing Crisis through Homegrown Solutions

March 12, 2015
March 12, 2015

Neighborhood Preservation Coalition Rally

(Albany - March 9th) The Leader attended the Housing rally where members from the Neighborhood Preservation Coalition gathered to emphasize the importance of housing in New York State. In her address to the crowd, the Leader recollected memories of her youth growing up in affordable housing, remembering it as always being “a place that was safe, secure, and consistent.” where “all of the injustices that plagued the world outside were left at the door.

March 10, 2015

Gianaris on Sunnyside Yards: Community First

Senator Gianaris adressed Community Board 2 on the subject of Sunnyside Yards, reassuring the community that their voices would be heard on the matter.

"I will not support any proposal for Sunnyside Yards that is not supported by our existing community,” Senator Gianaris assured those assembled. “Any talk of thousands of new housing units at Sunnyside Yards should be secondary to meeting our significant existing infrastructure needs. Western Queens is already in need of many more schools, parks and open spaces, and vastly improved mass transit, particularly on the 7 line. As this process unfolds, I look forward to working with the community to ensure our voices are heard loud and clear when it comes to Sunnyside Yards."

March 4, 2015

Senator Hamilton meets with advocates for the homeless

Senator Hamilton meets with advocates for the homeless.

March 3, 2015

Senator Hamilton rallies in support of tenant rights with colleagues and the Alliance for Tenant Power

Senator Squadron, Assemblyman Pichardo, Senator Hamilton, and Assemblyman Blake rally with Alliance for Tenant Power in support of tenant rights.

March 3, 2015

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March 19, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Murphy authors and passes first bill, victim safety zones

ALBANY, NY - While discussion of so-called "child safety zone" legislation has recently shot to the forefront after a state appellate court decision striking down municipal laws to enact residency requirements for sex offenders, those who have been involved in the issue for years today celebrated a significant legislative victory in Albany.

The Senate passed two bills, one co-prime sponsored by Senator Terrence Murphy that would allow a municipal local option to restrict residency for sex offenders, as well as a bill authored by Murphy that makes it unlawful for a convicted sex offender to reside near their victim.

February 26, 2015
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