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Obama Administration Extends Application Deadline for the Making Home Affordable Program

5/30/2013

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Extension through December 2015 Will Provide Struggling Homeowners Additional Time to Access Sustainable Mortgage Relief and Align End Dates for Key Assistance Programs

June 10, 2013
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FEMA extends Transitional Sheltering Assistance program in New York

 NEW YORK – The Federal Emergency Management Agency, at the request of the State of New York, has approved a 17-day extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which allows eligible survivors from Hurricane Sandy who cannot return to their homes to stay in participating hotels. The new checkout date for those in the TSA program is May 1. FEMA is calling applicants eligible for the extension to notify them of the new checkout date. The temporary Transitional Sheltering Assistance program allows eligible Hurricane Sandy survivors whose houses have been severely damaged or destroyed to stay in a hotel for a limited time. The cost of the room is paid directly to the hotel by FEMA. 

April 15, 2013
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FEMA DEADLINE APRIL 13

New York survivors have until April 13 to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and return their applications for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

April 9, 2013
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CUOMO ADMINISTRATION SETTLES WITH COUNTRY’S LARGEST FORCE-PLACED INSURER, LEADING NATIONWIDE REFORM EFFORT AND SAVING HOMEOWNERS, TAXPAYERS, AND INVESTORS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

Cuomo Administration Settlement with Assurant Includes Restitution for Homeowners, a $14 Million Penalty, and Industry-leading Reforms

Cuomo Administration Says Other Force-placed Insurers, Including QBE, Need to “Step Up to the Plate Now” and Put in Place These Reforms

March 21, 2013
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Deadline to apply for FEMA assistance or an SBA disaster loan is March 29, 2013.

Renters should complete and submit SBA applications NEW YORK – New York renters may be eligible for additional grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. To find out if renters qualify, they must complete and submit their disaster loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration. These grants can be used for: • Replacement or repair of necessary personal property lost or damaged in the disaster, household items such as room furnishings or appliances, and tools and equipment required by the self-employed for their jobs • Primary vehicles and approved second vehicles damaged by the disaster

March 19, 2013
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Deadline to apply for FEMA assistance or an SBA disaster loan is March 29, 2013.

Renters should complete and submit SBA applications NEW YORK – New York renters may be eligible for additional grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. To find out if renters qualify, they must complete and submit their disaster loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration. These grants can be used for: • Replacement or repair of necessary personal property lost or damaged in the disaster, household items such as room furnishings or appliances, and tools and equipment required by the self-employed for their jobs • Primary vehicles and approved second vehicles damaged by the disaster

March 18, 2013
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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES DFS PROGRAM FOR BANKS TO MEET ONE-ON-ONE WITH HOMEOWNERS SEEKING SANDY INSURANCE SETTLEMENT MONEY

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that five of New York’s largest banks and mortgage servicers will have representatives available to offer one-on-one help to homeowners seeking the release of Superstorm Sandy insurance settlement funds at the Department of Financial Services’ Disaster Assistance Centers from Monday, March 4 through Saturday, March 9.

March 4, 2013
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November 8, 2012
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Flooding Safety Guidelines

After flooding safety guidelines.

November 2, 2012
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After Flooding Safety Guidelines

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November 2, 2012
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Election Update

ATTENTION: All New York State Voters Due to Hurricane Sandy, poll site information for the November 6, 2012 election may change. I will continue to update you with the latest information

The Polls will be open in New York on Tuesday, November 6th from 6am to 9pm

Extension of Absentee Ballot Application Deadline: The State Board of Elections has approved an extension of the Absentee Ballot deadline for all voters in the state from October 30th to November 2nd. Therefore, for all absentee ballot

November 2, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy Disaster Survivor Assistance

Hurricane Sandy Disaster Survivor AssistanceIf you have flood insurance, you should file a claim as quickly as you can. Contact the New York State Department of Financial Services Disaster Hotline at 1-800-339-1759 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or visit the website for more information on disaster relief resources: http://www.dfs.ny.gov/consumer/disascon.htm Since Hurricane Sandy was declared a federal disaster, you can also apply to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at

November 2, 2012
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Animal Care and Control of NYC Limited Services Update

ANIMAL CARE & CONTROL OF NYC (AC&C) LIMITED SERVICES: Please note that AC&C will have limited service in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, as follows: Queens and Bronx Pet Receiving Centers are closed; Staten Island Care Center is closed; Manhattan and Brooklyn Care Centers are open for adoptions, return-to-owners, and in-takes; Field Operations is operating normally; if there is an animal-related emergency, please call 311. Brooklyn Animal Care Center 2336 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11208

November 2, 2012
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November 2, 2012
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Statement from Senate Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson on Supreme Court Decision To Uphold Affordable Care Act

“Today’s decision is great news for working class New Yorkers. I applaud the Supreme Court for their decision. Our conference was proud to stand with Governor Cuomo in supporting theestablishment of a health exchange here in New York in accordance with the federal law.Unfortunately, the Senate Republicans held the health and well-being of New Yorkers hostage byrefusing to pass this exchange legislatively and instead forced the Governor to use his executive prerogative. Thankfully the Senate Republicans’ radical Tea Party agenda has been thwarted. Iwould hope now we can move forward in ensuring New Yorkers are no longer denied access tothe quality and affordable health care they deserve.”

June 28, 2012
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