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Hudson Valley News
8:16 am
Wed April 23, 2014

HV Congresswoman Calls For Funds To Stay In Sandy-Affected Areas

A congresswoman from the Hudson Valley wants some federal disaster funding to stay in Hurricane Sandy-affected areas. She is among a number of federal lawmakers from New York City and the suburbs making such a call. 

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Hudson Valley News
3:31 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

HUD Deputy Secretary Wants Westchester Fair Housing Settlement Completed

It is the fourth anniversary of a fair and affordable housing settlement agreement between the federal government and Westchester County. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Maurice Jones spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne about an agreement he wants to push across the finish line.

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Hudson Valley News
7:16 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Court Dismisses Westchester Suit Against Federal Government

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Westchester County has suffered a loss in federal court in its long battle over a fair housing settlement.

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Hudson Valley News
10:40 am
Sun April 28, 2013

Judge Says No To Westchester's Injunction Request

A federal court judge Friday denied a request from Westchester County attorneys for a temporary restraining order in relation to an affordable housing settlement.

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Hudson Valley News
7:37 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

U.S. Attorney Makes Demands Of Westchester In Fair Housing Settlement

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino
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The U.S. Attorney has fired off a letter threatening action if the Westchester County Executive does not comply with his demands. The letter has to do with an affordable housing agreement, and the county executive has said he is in compliance.

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Hudson Valley News
7:49 am
Tue April 23, 2013

County Legislators Ask Federal Agency For One Month Extension

In New York, Westchester legislators are asking a federal agency for more time before the agency takes away more than $7 million in funding for the county.

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Hudson Valley News
2:18 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

County Executive Requests Hearing With and Authorization to Sue Federal Agency

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino
Credit Office of the Westchester County Executive

In New York, the Westchester County Executive is asking a federal agency for a hearing after being told that funding would be taken away from the county. The warning came in a letter, and is based on claims the county has failed to comply with a fair housing agreement.

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Hudson Valley News
3:38 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Federal Housing Agency Says Westchester May Not Administer Sandy Funds

A federal appeals court has ruled that the Westchester County executive has not complied with a fair housing agreement from 2009. Now, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says the county may not receive Superstorm Sandy disaster-relief money directly.  

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New York News
8:45 am
Wed March 13, 2013

NY state plans for $1.7 billion in Sandy funds

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New York  Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed a plan for the use of $1.7 billion in federal storm-damage funds.

Most of the money is going to homeowners and businesses hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy. But some will be used for damage from the storms Irene and Lee.

The money will be used around the state, including on Long Island. The exception is New York City, which has a separate allocation.

Nearly $260 million will be used to reduce the risk of future damage. Over $170 million will cover voluntary buyouts to residents in flood areas.

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WAMC News
5:20 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Vermont to Receive $1.1m in Flood Grants

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Vermont communities and businesses are receiving $1.1 million in flood recovery grants.

The awards announced Thursday by Governor Peter Shumlin represent the second round of funding made available from $21.7 million in community development block grant disaster recovery funds. They were allocated to the state from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development following Tropical Storm Irene.

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