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A measure that protects residents who rent at mobile and manufactured home parks passed after 12 years of delays in the New York State Legislature. It was part of a larger tenants’ rights package lawmakers approved last week.

Database To Help Smithtown Rehab Zombie Homes

Jun 13, 2019
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New York State grants are enabling public safety officials in Smithtown, Long Island, to monitor the town for properties on the verge of foreclosure. They are now prepared to fix up these "zombie homes" instead of demolishing them.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says he will sign the rent law reforms agreed to by the Democratic-led state legislature.

Affordable Housing To Be Built On The East End

May 15, 2019
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Lawmakers say eastern Long Island needs affordable housing to give people a place to live in the towns they work. They say workers can’t afford to pay rising property taxes, rents and mortgages.

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New York City’s rent laws expire June 15, and tenant advocates and some state lawmakers think a renewal of the laws should now also include cities outside of New York, including upstate.

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