Co-op owners still fighting for FEMA money months after Sandy
News Melissa Chan 8/01/2013 at 12:31PM

Newly proposed legislation aims to make co-op and condo associations eligible for federal storm recovery grants. “A storm does not discriminate where it hits, and FEMA should not be discriminating what type of homeowners it helps,” said Congressmember Steve Israel, who penned the bill. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced in [...]

Cuomo files proposal for spending Sandy aid
Cuomo files proposal for spending Sandy aid
News Queens Courier Staff 3/13/2013 at 2:29PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Governor Andrew Cuomo became the first state leader to file a proposal for federal aid to houses and businesses that were damaged during Sandy. Cuomo’s state action plan, available for public review at, outlines how the state intends to spend its first $1.7 billion dollars allocated by the Sandy aid bill [...]

Schumer pushes for co-op, condo Sandy relief
News Melissa Chan 2/21/2013 at 12:06PM

New York’s senior senator has joined the ranks of leaders pushing for relief to storm-damaged co-ops and condos. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer penned a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) last Wednesday asking the agency to establish Sandy relief program guidelines for co-ops and condos. Co-op and condo owners currently [...]

Affordable housing for seniors
News Toni Cimino 2/21/2012 at 4:13PM

Some seniors may soon have an affordable place to call home. Officials from the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC), New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and the MET Council celebrated the opening of Council Towers VI in Pomonok. Located at 71st Avenue between [...]

Seniors fight relocation at Pomonok
Seniors fight relocation at Pomonok
News Michael Pantelidis 12/13/2011 at 4:06PM

The “golden” residents of Pomonok Houses are refusing to let the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) send them off into the sunset. Senior citizens, many of whom have lived in Pomonok for multiple decades, are furious after they say NYCHA sent them threatening letters demanding they move into a different apartment or an entirely [...]