TESTIMONY OF BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ RE: Proposed Amendments to the Housing and Community Development Act of 1980: Verification of Eligible Status

I am writing to state my strong opposition to this proposed rule. Evicting families living in public housing solely because some members of the household are undocumented is unnecessarily cruel, would cost the federal government millions of dollars and would not make a dent in the affordable housing crisis. More than 400,000 residents live in…

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BP DIAZ CELEBRATES OPENING DAY OF CAMP JUNIOR

On June 28, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. greeted the first group of Bronx kids headed to the inaugural session of “Camp Junior” as they boarded buses at the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club in Belmont. “The best way to honor Junior’s life is to encourage youth to follow in his footsteps…

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CITY AND STATE OFFICIALS JOIN THE ROCKOWER CORPORATION, M. MELNICK & CO. AND PARTNERS CUT RIBBON FOR 810 RIVER AVENUE IN THE BRONX

The mixed-income, mixed-use 810 River Avenue development is the first project to take advantage of the 2009 New York City Department of City Planning 161st Street/River Avenue Rezoning Bronx, New York – The New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC), Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and New York State Homes and Community Renewal…

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BP DIAZ FIGHTS FOR INCREASED MWBE PARTICIPATION IN NEW YORK CITY’S PENSION FUND

Two resolutions introduced today would require the NYCERS to significantly increase its business with Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises This morning, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will introduce two resolutions designed to increase diversity at the New York City Employees’ Retirement System (NYCERS), which administers the retirement benefits for over 350,000 members, by increasing…

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