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Tuesday, June 17, 2008
MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES SOUTH BRONX INITIATIVE
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the South Bronx Initiative, a comprehensive plan to sustain and strengthen the ongoing revitalization of the South Bronx. Developed by the Mayor’s Office and an interagency team in coordination with local elected officials and community groups, the initiative identifies three focus areas – Melrose Commons/Third Avenue, the Bronx Civic Center and the Lower Grand Concourse. For each area, the Initiative outlines specific action items that will be implemented to achieve goals related to office, retail and residential development, affordable housing, transportation and open space. New developments in the initiative area will provide more than 8,000 housing units, about 800,000 square feet of commercial and retail space, 160,000 square feet of hotel and conference space and new and enhanced parks and green spaces. Mayor Bloomberg was joined at the announcement, which took place at the Bronx County Courthouse, by Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert C. Lieber, Bronx Chamber of Commerce CEO Lenny Caro, Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President Seth W. Pinsky, City Planning (DCP) Commissioner Amanda M. Burden and Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Shaun Donovan and Nos Quedamos Executive Director Yolanda Gonzalez.
PRESS RELEASE # 230




Tuesday, June 3, 2008
HARVARD KENNEDY SCHOOL’S ASH INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES INNOVATIONS IN AMERICAN GOVERNMENT FINALISTS
Cambridge, Mass., – June 3, 2008 – The Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School today announced the finalists for the 2008 Innovations in American Government Awards competition. These programs are models of government excellence, representing innovative programming from the local, county, city, tribal, state, and federal levels. The 15 finalists were selected from an initial pool of nearly 1,000 applicants. Winners of the 2008 Innovations Award will be announced in September 2008. Each of the six winners will receive $100,000 toward the replication and dissemination of its innovation.




Monday, June 2, 2008
MAYOR BLOOMBERG, SENATOR SCHUMER AND GOVERNOR PATERSON ANNOUNCE STARRETT CITY BIDDING PROCESS WILL GO FORWARD WITH NEW AGREEMENT IN PLACE TO KEEP RENTS AFFORDABLE
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Senator Charles E. Schumer, Governor David A. Paterson, and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Secretary Roy A. Bernardi today announced that the bidding process to sell Starrett City will move forward with a signed agreement in place to preserve affordable housing and keep rents down. A Memorandum of Understanding, signed by the current owners of Starrett, the New York City and State housing commissioners and HUD, lays out guidelines governing the sale of the massive properties and strict restrictions on any rent increases. Starrett City is the largest federal subsidized housing complex in the country, comprised of 5,881 affordable housing units.
PRESS RELEASE # 203




Monday, June 2, 2008
CITY’S HOUSING COMMISSIONER JOINED STAFF TO PICK UP TOOLS AND BUILD HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-NEW YORK CITY AFFORDABLE HOMES IN BROOKLYN
BROOKLYN, NY, May 3—New York City Housing Commissioner Shaun Donovan and his staff spent the day cutting and installing drywall at Habitat for Humanity – New York City’s affordable homes in Brooklyn, working alongside the low-income families who will own these homes.




Thursday, May 15, 2008
HPD’S "TAKING IT TO THE STREETS" CAMPAIGN INFORMS NEW YORKERS ABOUT HOUSING PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) today announced the third season of its “Taking it to the Streets” campaign, providing communities across the City with information on HPD’s housing programs and services. The campaign had a successful second season last year, reaching out to over 8,400 people in a total of 53 stops across the five boroughs. HPD is the nation's largest municipal housing agency and a major strategy of the agency is to encourage preservation of affordable housing through education, outreach, loan programs, and enforcement of housing quality standards. These efforts are part of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s New Housing Marketplace Plan to build and preserve 165,000 units of affordable housing over ten years. The “Taking it to the Streets” campaign is led by the agency’s Office of Community Partnerships.
PRESS RELEASE # 11-08




Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, the City and Enterprise Announce Preservation of 1,000 Units of Affordable Housing for Low-Income Seniors in Brooklyn and Queens
New York, NY, April 30, 2008 - Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development Corporation (Catholic Charities), the housing developer of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, Enterprise, a leading nonprofit provider of affordable housing nationwide, the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) today announced the completion of the full rehabilitation of ten affordable senior housing buildings located in Brooklyn and Queens. More than just improving the structures, this has allowed for enhanced social services crucial for the 1,300 seniors living in these buildings. The rehabilitation was made possible by a pioneering $170 million pooled refinancing package, which is now used as a model throughout the country for the refinancing of housing built under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 202 Program.
PRESS RELEASE # 10-08




Tuesday, April 22, 2008
MAYOR BLOOMBERG CELEBRATES COMPLETION OF LARGEST ‘GREEN’ AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN HARLEM
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the completion of the Kalahari, a 249-unit mixed-income development on 116th Street in Harlem designed and built to the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Certification standards, the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance ‘green’ buildings. Twenty-five percent of the building’s energy comes from renewable sources such as solar and wind. The Kalahari offers 120 homes affordable to moderate- and middle-income households. The Kalahari was developed by Full Spectrum of NY and L&M Development Partners through the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s (HPD) Cornerstone program which builds multifamily, mixed-income housing on City-owned land.
PRESS RELEASE # 147




Wednesday, April 16, 2008
CITY ANNOUNCES SELECTION OF DEVELOPER FOR NEW MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT AT PUBLIC PLACE, ON GOWANUS CANAL
New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Shaun Donovan announced the selection today of the team chosen to design and construct a mixed-use development consisting of community, commercial, and residential spaces located along the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. The development team, the Gowanus Green Partnership, is a consortium comprised of the Hudson Companies, Inc., the Bluestone Organization, the Fifth Avenue Committee and Jonathan Rose Companies.
PRESS RELEASE # 9-08




Tuesday, April 15, 2008
NEW YORK CITY ACQUISITION FUND SHORTLISTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS “INNOVATIONS IN AMERICAN GOVERNMENT” AWARD
NEW YORK. The Ash Institute at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government announced today that the NYC Acquisition Fund has been shortlisted as a Top 50 program nationally for the prestigious “Innovations in American Government” Award. The winners of the 2008 award will be announced this summer. The New York City Acquisition Fund is a $230 million partnership that finances the purchase of land and buildings for affordable housing. It uses cutting-edge private finance tools to allow local or not-for-profit developers to compete in a tough real estate market. The Fund will build and preserve 30,000 units of affordable housing over the next ten years. It uses a sustainable model that will allow the Fund to continue without further investments from foundations or taxpayers.




Friday, April 4, 2008
THE CENTER FOR NEW YORK CITY NEIGHBORHOODS ANNOUNCES SELECTION OF MICHAEL HICKEY AS FOUNDING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The board of the Center for NYC Neighborhoods (CNYCN), in conjunction with the City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the New York City Council, today announced the selection of Michael Hickey as the Center’s first Executive Director. Hickey’s appointment was approved by the CNYCN board on Wednesday. Since 1998, Hickey has served as Vice President of Community Development for Deutsche Bank, one of the top three investment banks in the world. The CNYCN is an independent, not-for profit entity that was founded by the City of New York, the New York City Council and non-profit partners to fund a major expansion and coordination of counseling and referral services, legal assistance, loan remediation, preventive outreach and education, training, research and advocacy around sub-prime lending and mortgage foreclosures. The initiative has a projected budget of $5.3 million in the first year and will seek to assist up to 18,000 New Yorkers annually. The number of foreclosure auctions in New York City in February 2008 accounted for the highest monthly count of foreclosure auctions in the past five years, with 371 foreclosure auctions citywide, demonstrating the need for the CNYCN’s work.
PRESS RELEASE # 7-08



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