Schumer: Once Homeless LI Vets In Danger Of Losing Homes, Other Critical ServicesSen. Charles Schumer is urging the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to reverse its denial of thousands of dollars in assistance for Liberty Village in Amityville to cover the cost of rent and support services.
FEMA Asking For $5.8M In Sandy Aid RepaymentAfter Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast nearly two years ago, the federal government quickly sent out $1.4 billion in emergency disaster aid to the hurricane's victims. Now, thousands of people might have to pay back their share.
One Idea For Protecting NY, NJ From Powerful Storms: Man-Made IslandsThe "Blue Dunes" proposal is part of Rebuild By Design, a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to come up with novel ways to protect against the next big storm.
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.
New York State To Receive $2.1 Billion More In Federal Superstorm Sandy AidHousing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced Monday that the state will receive nearly $2.1 billon, and the city will get over $1.3 billion.
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.
Westchester County Stands To Lose Money Over Fair Housing OrdersWestchester County stands to lose $7.4 million in grants unless officials there quickly comply with fair housing orders, the federal government warned Monday.
Gov. Cuomo Proposes Plan For $1.7B In Sandy Aid; Some Will Go To Irene, LeeNearly $260 million will be used to reduce the risk of future damage. Over $170 million will cover voluntary buyouts to residents in flood areas.