Testimony of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. NYC Council Committee on the Justice System RE: Implementation and Expansion of Right to Counsel in Housing Court

February 24, 2020 The housing affordability crisis facing our city has touched people living in every neighborhood in all five boroughs. Millions of New Yorkers are rent burdened or severely rent burdened and tens of thousands of households are at risk of eviction every year. Homelessness is at or near its all-time high, with a…

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Governor Cuomo Announces Projects Funded Through the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative Launching in the Bronx

More Than $1.3 Million Provided to Undertake Community-Based Projects Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $1.3 million in State funding for programs aimed at helping low-income families in the South Bronx break cycles of poverty. The programs funded through the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative include a digital navigator system to connect low-income…

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MTA Identifies Firms Qualified to Bid to Design and Build Metro-North Penn Station Access Project

Multi-Agency Team of Experts Evaluated Contenders Based on Strict Criteria Bidders Will be Invited to Demonstrate Ability to Deliver Project in Record Timeframe and Mitigate Construction Impacts on Commuters and Local Communities The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced the list of construction firms deemed qualified to submit proposals to design and build the MTA’s…

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BP DIAZ ANNOUNCES THE #BRONXCOUNTS CHALLENGE, A YOUTH COMPETITION TO PROMOTE THE 2020 CENSUS

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced that his office will host the #BronxCounts Challenge, an on-line, borough-wide creative arts competition calling on Bronx middle or high school students to submit an original song, rap, spoken word, dance performance or artwork which educates and encourages their neighbors to participate in the upcoming 2020 Census count.…

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JOINT STATEMENT FROM ASSEMBLY MEMBER MARCOS CRESPO, ASSEMBLY MEMBER MARITZA DAVILA AND BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR. ON FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S RELEASE OF DISASTER AID FUNDING TO PUERTO RICO

“This morning we learned that the Trump Administration has belatedly agreed to provide some of the funding that Congress already authorized to help Puerto Rico repair the damage caused by Hurricane Maria. “This news comes as we and Governor Cuomo are wrapping up one of many trips we have taken together to the island to…

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