Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Arbor Housing and Development

download pdf

Sponsored By



Senate Resolution No. 2063

BY: Senator O'MARA

COMMEMORATING the 50th Anniversary of Arbor
Housing and Development

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend those
illustrious organizations of the State of New York whose focus and
intent have made a substantial impact on the quality of life in their
communities; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Arbor Housing and Development; and

WHEREAS, Arbor Housing and Development is a progressive, non-profit
corporation committed to building independence and creating housing
options to underserved populations primarily in the Southern Tier of New
York and North Central Pennsylvania; and

WHEREAS, Incorporated on September 3, 1969, during the "war on
poverty" as Steuben Churchpeople Against Poverty, the organization has
since grown from eight part-time volunteers dedicated to self-help
housing to 100 full-time employees; and

WHEREAS, Arbor Housing and Development offers residential behavioral
health and domestic violence services as well as assistance for renters
and home-buyers, creating a pathway to the security and stability all
people deserve; and

WHEREAS, Furthermore, by developing, rehabilitating and managing
quality residential sites, this vital organization empowers people to
live within their means in communities of their choice; and

WHEREAS, Arbor Housing and Development is also an experienced
developer of affordable housing and supportive housing for at-need
populations; and

WHEREAS, A Chartered Member of NeighborWorks America, Arbor Housing
and Development is a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO),
New York State HCR-certified Rural Preservation Corporation and HUD
Certified Housing Counseling Organization; and

WHEREAS, Over its distinguished 50-year history, Arbor Housing and
Development has demonstrated continuous service to the residents and
communities which it serves; and

WHEREAS, The success of Arbor Housing and Development is in direct
correlation to the efforts of its dedicated staff, whose involvement is,
and always has been, characterized by an impressive commitment, an
unbridled enthusiasm, and an uncompromising standard of excellence in
all endeavors on behalf of the organization and the community it serves;

WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion presents an opportunity for this
Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to Arbor Housing and
Development; and

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body that when
individuals and organizations of such noble aims and accomplishments are
brought to our attention, they should be celebrated and recognized by
all the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Arbor Housing and Development; and
be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Arbor Housing and Development.


  • 14 / Jun / 2019
  • 18 / Jun / 2019
  • 18 / Jun / 2019

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative


Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.