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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 28-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 TSA checkout date, which previously had been extended to May 1, has been extended again to May 29. FEMA will be calling applicants eligible for the new extension to notify them of the checkout date. 

April 25, 2013
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Earth Day 2013 Poster Contest: District 19

Dear Students,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest.   This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 19th Senatorial District.

Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state.  I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.

I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:

Tasnuba Sukanna

April 18, 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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Post Sandy Job Fair - Getting New York back on track

Getting New York back on track The Post Sandy Job Fair for Greater New York promises a means for employers to give support to the recovery effort in the most significant and long lasting way - by offering job-seekers employment opportunities that will provide them with the lifeline they really need! Creating this positive momentum will come back to businesses in the form of a stimulated economy. Date: May 14, 2013 Location: Resorts World NYC, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park, NY Free to Attend

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 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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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES ADMINISTRATION INVESTIGATION FINDS AT LEAST $200 MILLION IN SANDY INSURANCE FUNDS HAVE NOT BEEN RELEASED BY BANKS TO HOMEOWNERS

Calls on Banks, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac to speed process to allow needed repairs

Nation's Four largest banks, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Citibank and JP Morgan Chase, found holding more than 4,000 relief checks worth more than $130 million

February 14, 2013
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FEMA extends Transitional Sheltering Assistance program in NY

NEW YORK – The Federal Emergency Management Agency, at the request of the State of New York, has approved a 14-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 or motels.

February 11, 2013
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COMMUNITY MOLD AWARENESS TRAINING

LEARN THE BASICS OF MOLD

- Learn where and why mold grows.

- Understand the health effects of mold exposure.

- Gain an overview of the proper sequence and methods of:

February 7, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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