Issues: Housing

Breakaway Senate Dems unveil 'Invest New York' policy agenda

BY KEN LOVETT, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, January 19, 2015, 1:48 PM

The breakaway group of five Senate Democrats on Monday unveiled a 15-point policy agenda for the new legislative session that includes a call to give localities like New York City the power to set their own minimum wage rates.

Other proposals in the "Invest New York" package would be the creation of an education investment tax credit that private and parochial schools have been pushing for years, a $400 million school construction trust fund, and various housing initiatives.

January 23, 2015
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Senator Venditto Attends the Long Island Housing Partnership (LIHP) and the Long Island Board of Realtors (LIBOR) Conference

New York State Senator Michael Venditto (R, C, I- Massapequa), recently attended a Housing Conference at Farmingdale State College, the conference was jointly hosted by the Long Island Housing Partnership (LIHP) and the Long Island Board of Realtors (LIBOR). The conference provided the latest updates on local housing laws as well as an opportunity to meet with members of LIHP and LIBOR.

January 23, 2015
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Independent Democratic Conference Launches 2015 Policy Agenda

“INVEST NEW YORK”

IDC Unveils 15 Innovative Investments that will Create Long Term Stability, Security and Sustainability for all New Yorkers

Proposals Invest in New York Workers, Students, Seniors and Families and Support a Significant Expansion in New York State Schools, Housing, and Communities

January 20, 2015
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INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATIC CONFERENCE LAUNCHES 2015 POLICY AGENDA “INVEST NEW YORK”

IDC Unveils 15 Innovative Investments that will Create Long Term Stability, Security and Sustainability for all New Yorkers

Proposals Invest in New York Workers, Students, Seniors and Families and Support a Significant Expansion in New York State Schools, Housing, and Communities

January 19, 2015
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Affordable Housing Crisis Community Meeting

“Affordable Housing Now!” was the cry on Thursday, January 15, at the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Ft. Greene where Senator Velmanette Montgomery had called a Community Meeting with local and city officials, housing advocates, and several hundred local residents. “This year all the important rent laws and  many of the affordability stimulus programs are up for renewal,” Senator Montgomery explained. “Our people have to make their voices heard if we’re going to be sure of passing these bills, and that’s just trying to barely keep our heads above water on this issue!”

File: 
The 25th NYS Senate District Call To Action Guide to Preserving Affordable Housing 2015.pdf

January 16, 2015
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Forum/Town Hall: ILLEGAL HOME CONVERSIONS

A public forum about the growing problem of illegal home conversions occuring in our community.

February 26, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Hoylman Applauds Reports of Investigation by Attorney General Schneiderman Into Alleged Tenant Harassment on W 49th Street

New York, NY - Today, state Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) released the following statement in response to a report in the New York Daily News that Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating a Manhattan landlord for deluging rent-stabilized tenants with numerous frivolous lawsuits and eviction proceedings. Some of the tenants cited in the report currently live in apartments on West 49th Street in Hell's Kitchen, which is part of the 27th State Senate District that Hoylman represents.

January 13, 2015
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Griffo Helps Pass Women's Equality Agenda

 

Demonstrating his continued commitment to creating equality for women in the Empire State, Sen. Joseph A. Griffo’s first legislative action in 2015 was to vote in support of the Women’s Equality Agenda.

“In Governor Cuomo’s 2013 State of the State address, he challenged us to reject institutional and cultural norms and make New York a leader in creating equality for women,” said Griffo, R-Rome. “I’m tremendously proud that me and my Senate colleagues have now met this challenge for each of the last the years.”

January 12, 2015
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Senator Venditto's Property Assessment Grievance Workshop

Senator Michael Venditto is sponsoring workshops to help residents file property tax assessment grievance applications. If you are a home owner who disagrees with the new tentative property tax assessment as shown on your Nassau County Property Tax Impact Disclosure Notice, you may dispute the assessed values during the formal grievance period from January 2nd through March 2nd 2015.

January 7, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Senator Venditto's Property Assessment Grievance Workshop

Senator Michael Venditto is sponsoring workshops to help residents file property tax assessment grievance applications. If you are a home owner who disagrees with the new tentative property tax assessment as shown on your Nassau County Property Tax Impact Disclosure Notice, you may dispute the assessed values during the formal grievance period from January 2nd through March 2nd 2015.

February 3, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Senator Venditto's Property Assessment Grievance Workshop

Senator Michael Venditto is sponsoring workshops to help residents file property tax assessment grievance applications. If you are a home owner who disagrees with the new tentative property tax assessment as shown on your Nassau County Property Tax Impact Disclosure Notice, you may dispute the assessed values during the formal grievance period from January 2nd through March 2nd 2015.

February 19, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Chanukah is the celebration of Miracles!

"Chanukah is the celebration of miracles, a reminder that all things are possible," Senator Parker said.  "As you celebrate the spirit of Chanukah with friends and family, I wish you health, happiness and good fortune." The holiday celebrates a legendary victory of the Maccabees, a band of Jews, over a Greek army that occupied the Holy Land.  After the battle, the victorious Maccabees found only a one day supply of oil in the temple to light the lamps.  But the oil burned miraculously for eight days, the story says.

December 17, 2014
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Senator Gianaris Encourages Western Queens Residents to Apply for Hunter’s Point South Affordable Housing

As the affordable housing lottery for Hunter’s Point South opened up for applications, Senator Michael Gianaris encouraged residents of western Queens to apply.

“The addition of 925 permanently affordable housing units in our community is exciting, and I urge all western Queens residents to take advantage of this opportunity and apply. As more and more New Yorkers flock to our neighborhoods to live, work, and raise their families, it is vital that western Queens remains affordable, and the Hunter’s Point South development represents a major step in that direction. I wish all applicants the best of luck in this process,” said Senator Gianaris.

December 17, 2014
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SENATOR KLEIN INTRODUCES NEW LEGISLATION THAT PROVIDES VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EQUAL ACCESS TO PUBLIC HOUSING

Current New York City Housing Authority Ranking System Places Homeless Families First In Line For Public Housing; Thousands of Domestic Violence Victims Inadvertently Displaced Due to Unfair Priority System

December 15, 2014
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Urban League of Rochester Breaks Ground on M+M Project

I was honored to help the Urban League of Rochester break ground on its newest project, M+M Rochester. The Urban League is redeveloping the Michelsen Building in the City of Rochester as part of the M+M Rochester project, and will feature 59 affordable rental apartments. Congratulations to the Urban League of Rochester and everyone involved in this project, and thanks for this investment in the City of Rochester. 

Click here for more pictures from this event.

December 11, 2014
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Welcome to the Gardens at Town Center

Just thirteen months ago, I helped break ground on the Gardens at Town Center on Latta Road in the Town of Greece. Yesterday, I helped cut the ribbon on this state of the art senior living center, which will provide seniors in our community with affordable housing and all of the great amenities that come with it! Congratulations to Nelson Leenhouts and everyone at Home Leasing on this great project. 

December 5, 2014
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Carriage Factory Apartments by DePaul

Congratulations to Mark Fuller and DePaul on the completion of their latest project, the Carriage Factory Apartments. Located in the Susan B. Anthony neighborhood in the City of Rochester, these studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments will offer affordable housing tenants in the former Cunningham Carriage Factory building. This is an incredible transformation of this building and site, and will help the revitalization of this area of the City of Rochester. 

Click here for more pictures from this exciting opening.

December 5, 2014
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The Apartments at 300 Alexander

It was an exciting day yesterday in downtown Rochester for the grand opening of 300 Alexander Street. This incredible project, developed by Mark IV Enterprises, has transformed a 1850s building into modern, state of the art apartments. Abandoned for too long, this building will now provide housing in the heart of East and Alexander. Once again, congratulations to the DiMarzo's and everyone at Mark IV Enterprises!

Click here to see more pictures of 300 Alexander!

December 4, 2014
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State Senator Jeff Klein Turns Up the Heat on Coldest Bronx Buildings

Investigation finds 15 most egregious heat code offenders in borough; recommends remedies to Housing and Preservation Department to keep buildings in compliance.

File: 
Full Report

November 30, 2014
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