Activists Demand Action On Affordable Housing Settlement In WestchesterA settlement was reached in 2009 that requires the county to spend $51 million and build 750 units of fair and affordable housing in 31 mostly white communities by 2016.
Christie Administration Proposes New Rules For Access To Affordable HousingUnder pressure from the state Supreme Court, Gov. Chris Christie's administration proposed new rules Wednesday for how many homes should be within financial reach for lower-income people in each town in the state.
Schumer, Menendez Fight Proposal That Could Allocate Sandy Funds For Nationwide UseSen. Schumer called the possibility of HUD opening up remaining Sandy funding for a national resiliency competition, unacceptable.
N.J. Sandy Rebuilding Program Labeled 'Colossal Failure,' 'Disaster' By Some PolsNew Jersey Senate president Steve Sweeney held an event Wednesday in Perth Amboy to push for his proposed Sandy Bill Of Rights. The bill is designed to better inform and interact with victims of the Oct. 2012 storm.
Report: Hoboken Looks To Become Model For Flood PreventionMayor Dawn Zimmer is advocating for better planning and increased funding for flood-prone urban areas.
HUD Secretary Tours Bergen County, Promotes Regional Solutions To Future StormsOn Monday, Donovan a report that makes 69 recommendations for developing a strategy for rebuilding areas damaged by Sandy.
Plans For Federal Sandy Aid Earmarked For Conn. Relief Effort Open For CommentTwo plans detailing how the state will spend $82.5 million in federal relief for damage caused by Sandy are now available for public comment.
$1.8 Billion In Federal Aid Coming To New York City Sandy Victims Federal Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced Friday that HUD had signed off on the city's plans for spending its first chunk of Sandy aid money.
6 Months After Superstorm Sandy, Signs Of Progress But More To Be DoneSandy caused billions of dollars in damage and left tens of thousands of people homeless after coming ashore Oct. 29. Six months later, major issues including housing, business, tourism and coastal protection still remain.
Westchester County Exec Agrees To Sign Fair Housing Bill If It Passes LegislatureUnder the threat of a federal contempt citation, Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino agreed Wednesday to sign the fair housing bill he vetoed in 2010 if the county Legislature passes it again.
Possible Contempt Charges For Westchester County Exec Over Fair Housing SettlementProsecutors say County Executive Rob Astorino is violating one of the terms of a 2009 settlement of a desegregation lawsuit.
City Lawmakers Want Feds To Reimburse Sandy-Devastated HomeownersNearly six months after superstorm Sandy, some victims still haven't seen any of the funds promised to them.