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Friday, April 15, 2005
MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES $472 MILLION TO BUILD SUPPORTIVE HOUSING
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced today that $187 million has been added to the Ten Year Capital Plan of the City's Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) to construct supportive housing.




Wednesday, April 13, 2005
MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES TWO INITIATIVES TO REDEVELOP UNDERUTILIZED LAND IN THE CULVER EL SECTION OF BOROUGH PARK
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced plans to rezone a six-block area that will allow for the creation of several hundred new units of housing in Borough Park, Brooklyn and expand the Hatzolah of Borough Park, an all-volunteer, not-for-profit emergency medical response organization that serves the community.
PRESS RELEASE # 138-05




Tuesday, April 12, 2005
CITY HOUSING OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE NEW COLLABORATION TO CREATE AFFORDABLE APARTMENTS AND HOMES FOR LOW-INCOME NEW YORKERS
Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Shaun Donovan and New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Chairman Tino Hernandez today launched a collaborative effort that will develop dilapidated and vacant NYCHA properties into affordable housing for low-income New Yorkers. The citywide initiative implements a key component of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's housing plan to fund the rehabilitation and construction of apartments and homes for 200,000 New Yorkers.
PRESS RELEASE # 03-05




Friday, March 18, 2005
New York Mutual Housing Group Acquires HUD Foreclosed Senior Housing in Harlem
The senior citizen residents of 450 West 131st Street will breathe a bit easier tonight knowing that their efforts to bring responsible ownership to their 104-unit building have been successful.




Monday, March 14, 2005
City Planning Commission Approves Comprehensive Greenpoint-Williamsburg Plan
City Planning Commission (CPC) Chair Amanda M. Burden announced today that the CPC has voted to approve the Bloomberg Administration's comprehensive plan for Greenpoint and Williamsburg.




Thursday, March 10, 2005
Statement By Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg On The Proposed Cuts To Community Development Block Grants
“I am deeply troubled by the proposed ‘Strengthening America’s Communities Block Grant Program’ and the impact it will have on New York City’s neighborhoods. The administrations’ budget proposal reduces block grant expenditure by 30% to $3.7 billion from $5.6 billion."
PRESS RELEASE # 096-05




Monday, March 7, 2005
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Signs Legislation Increasing Housing on Manhattan's West Side
"The last bill before me is Introductory Number 530, sponsored at the request of the Administration by Council Members Provenzano, Avella, Jennings, Quinn, Katz, Palma, Weprin, Martinez and Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum. This bill amends the exclusion area for 421A tax benefits in Manhattan in connection with the recent Hudson Yards rezoning."
PRESS RELEASE # 088-05




Monday, March 7, 2005
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Signs Legislation Increasing Rent Protections for Senior Citizens
"The first bill before me is Introductory Number 215-A, sponsored by Council Members Perkins, Baez, Barron, Clarke, Comrie, Lopez, Martinez, Monserrate, Nelson, Quinn, Seabrook, Stewart, Vann, Gennaro, Addabbo, Boyland, Weprin, Gerson, Recchia, Provenzano, Rivera and Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum. Intro. 215-A will provide increased protection for senior citizens enrolled in the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption program - also known as SCRIE."
PRESS RELEASE # 085-05




Monday, March 7, 2005
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Announces Appointments to the Mayor's Commission on Construction Opportunity
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today was joined by U.S. Congressman Charles B. Rangel to announce the establishment of the Mayor's Commission on Construction Opportunity.
PRESS RELEASE # 084-05




Wednesday, March 2, 2005
First Agreement of its Kind Between the State and City Enables Residential Building Owners and Tenants To Save on Energy Costs in City-sponsored Rehabilitation
Under the first agreement of its kind in the United States, New York State and New York City have joined forces to ensure energy efficiency in approximately 5,000 affordable apartments scheduled for rehabilitation through city-sponsored programs.
PRESS RELEASE # 02-05



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