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WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 2, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $191,794,858 in federal funding has been awarded to 680 different organizations in New York State working to end homelessness. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. The CoC Program provides funding to non-profits, as well as local and state governments, to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families and promote access to programs that encourage self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness
PURCHASE, NY - December 17, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland), the Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, today announced a $765,000 federal grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to Purchase College to implement green infrastructure when retrofitting campus pavement
SENATOR KLEIN INTRODUCES NEW LEGISLATION THAT PROVIDES VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EQUAL ACCESS TO...
BRONX, NY - December 16, 2014 (RealEstateRama) --New York State Senator and Independent Democratic Conference leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), alongside Assemblyman Luis Sepúlveda (D-Bronx), New York City Council Member Ritchie Torres (CD-15), housing advocates, women’s rights activists and victims of domestic violence, today announced the introduction of new legislation that would create an equal priority system for all homeless women, children and families across New York City. The proposal comes on the heels of shocking revelations that victims of domestic violence do not qualify for priority placement in the New York City Public Housing Authority (“NYCHA”) system, while at the same time, incidents of domestic violence across the five boroughs have increased dramatically in the past year
WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 7, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representatives Nita Lowey and Sean Patrick Maloney today announced nearly $3.8 million in federal funds to elevate four locations along interstate 87 in the towns of Tuxedo and Ramapo in Orange and Rockland Counties to minimize the risk of future flooding. Project sites are between mile posts 39.77 and 39.53, between mile posts 37.92 and 37.76, between mile posts 32.2 and 32.1, and between mile posts 30.68 and 31.1. This grant, which is being awarded as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will offset 75% of the total project costs
Washington, D.C. - May 7, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a $465,000 grant for the Town of Wellsville from the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Economic Development Assistance Programs. This federal funding will be used to update and expand the town’s water infrastructure. In September, Senator Gillibrand sent a letter to the regional director of the EDA requesting funding for Wellsville
NEW YORK, NY - May 7, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Following Mayor de Blasio’s formal unveiling of his administration’s long-term plan to address New York City’s affordable housing crisis, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), a longtime affordable housing advocate, released the following statement:
Albany, NY - May 2, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today requested federal funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Emergency Watershed Protection Program for the purchase of 77 properties—75 homes and two vacant parcels—in the communities of Midland Beach and New Dorp Beach on the East Shore of Staten Island.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 1, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-19) is once again calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to stop plans for new energy capacity zones that will raise electric rates for New York homeowners and businesses.
Governor Cuomo Deploying Mobile Command Center to Long Island to Deliver Foreclosure Prevention Help...
Albany, NY - April 30, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today the deployment of the Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) Mobile Command Center (MCC) to Long Island to provide foreclosure prevention assistance to homeowners. DFS representatives will be available to meet homeowners in the MCC from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 30 at Town of Hempstead Municipal Lot, 400 Uniondale Avenue, across from the Uniondale Library, in the Town of Hempstead.
BOXER, SCHUMER: REVERSE MORTGAGE COMPANIES THREATENING HEIRS OF DECEASED HOMEOWNERS WITH FORECLOSURE UNLESS THEY...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 30, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) today sent a letter to Secretary Shaun Donovan of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) asking him to enforce the rules for reverse mortgages to help prevent families from being forced into foreclosure after inheriting a home following the death of a loved one.
ALBANY - April 29, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York Department of State will host a public meeting of the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council onWednesday May 7, 2014,10:00 a.m. at the Department of State, 99 Washington Avenue in Albany, 123 William Street in NYC, and 65 Court Street in Buffalo. The meeting will be held via Videoconferencing
Albany, NY - April 28, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $3 million is being made available to provide air conditioners to eligible low-income New Yorkers with documented medical conditions that are exacerbated by extreme heat. The Cooling Assistance Component of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) will begin May 1
NEW YORK, N.Y. - April 28, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congressmen Gregory W. Meeks (D-Southeast Queens, Rockaway, Nassau) and Hakeem Jeffries (D- Brooklyn, Queens) held a press conference on the steps of New York City Hall, calling on the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan not to redirect desperately needed Sandy aid funding to other areas of the country.
Rep. Maffei to Speak at Cayuga Economic Development Agency Luncheon; Host Oswego County Infrastructure...
Syracuse, NY - April 24, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Representative Dan Maffei will speak at the Cayuga County Economic Development Agency Luncheon in Auburn and host an infrastructure roundtable in Oswego tomorrow, Thursday, April 24th.
New York, NY - October 8, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has given popular web rental service AirBed and Breakfast an ultimatum: provide user data on all 225,000 New Yorkers using the site by the end of the day, ...