Tax Credit Turns NY’s Historic Buildings Into Assets

Apr 7, 2017
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ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Over the last four years, the New York State and federal rehabilitation tax credit program has spurred $3 billion of investment in historic commercial properties. According to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York State led the nation in the number of completed historic building revitalization projects using the tax credits. 

Why Every New PA Apartment Building Need Not Have A Snowflake

Mar 20, 2017
Margaret J. Krauss

KEYSTONE CROSSROADS - Both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are in the midst of multi-year building booms. More than 4,000 apartment units were built in the two cities last year. 

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ROCHESTER (WXXI) - New York homeowners have complained about changes that were made to the STAR tax relief program last year. 

Homelessness Dips Slightly In Central New York

Feb 13, 2017
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SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Results from an annual survey show little change in the number of people who are homeless in central New York. The Point In Time study records in a single day how many people are utilizing emergency and transitional shelters and those who are sleeping out on the streets. 

Across the United States generally, and Pennsylvania cities specifically, there's a constant, gnawing issue that worries elected leaders, social service agencies and the poor alike. There's not enough affordable housing and it often feels like there never will be. 

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Advocates for the homeless say Governor Cuomo and the Legislature don’t need to call a special session to free up more money to help create more housing for those in need. 

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(WBFO) Under a new state law that takes effect Tuesday, New York residents are encouraged to report zombie properties. 

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Anyone who’s looked for a home in Tompkins County knows there’s a housing crunch. A recent study from the county shows there’s not enough. Organizers of an upcoming housing summit hope they’ll find some solutions.

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(WXXI) Some people who need a service or emotional support animal have been denied housing. That's according to the Commissioner of the New York State Division of Human Rights, Helen Diane Foster. 

What is a zombie home?

Oct 4, 2016

Zombie homes are abandoned properties left unmaintained during foreclosure proceedings. Whether intentional or not, the home has been left vacant by the homeowner; in other cases, banks have foreclosed on the homes but haven’t done anything with the property.