Field Updates

Suffolk Budget: Ed Romaine Signs Pro-Housing Infrastructure Upgrades
Jul 10, 2024 1 min read
"Suffolk County residents could see massive upgrades to its sewer systems, highways and the construction of a jail facility thanks to a three-year, $2.3 billion capital spending proposal,"
NYC Budget: Mayor, Speaker Agree to Restore Cuts & Boost Housing
Jul 10, 2024 1 min read
"Negotiations went down to the wire, but Mayor Eric Adams and the New York City Council agreed on a new $112.4 billion budget that will go into effect Monday,"
NY State Law: Property Insurance "Redlining" Discrimination Banned
Jul 10, 2024 1 min read
"New York lawmakers approved new measures prohibiting property insurers from discriminating against low-income tenants
Make Sure You Are Registered to Vote!
Jun 26, 2024 1 min read
With primaries over and high-stake elections this Fall NOW is the time to check your voter registration.
LI Senate Primaries: Housing Advocate Bynoe Defeats Darling; Keiserman Faces Martins
Jun 26, 2024 1 min read
Nassau County Legislator and long-time housing advocate Siela Bynoe of Westbury defeated Assemblymember Taylor Darling of Uniondale 53-46% in the combative Democratic Primary
LI Assembly Primaries: Burroughs Leads Ortiz; Griffin & Kassay Win Big
Jun 26, 2024 2 min read
While absentee ballots remain to be counted next week, Lisa Ortiz, president of the Lakeview Library Board, trails Hempstead Village Trustee Noah Burroughs by just 171 votes
Queens Assembly Primaries: Hooks KO's Monserrate; DSA Defeats Carmona
Jun 26, 2024 2 min read
Another attempted comeback did not pan out for former State Senator and City Council Member Hiram Monserrate of East Elmhurst.
VOTE: Primary Day is Tuesday 6/25, Early Voting Ends 6/23
Jun 18, 2024 3 min read
Polls are open for New York's registered Democrats on June 25th from 6 AM-9 PM. Early voting hours vary locally.
NYSAR Call for Action: REALTORS® Join REBNY Rally Opposing NYC Broker Fee Bill
Jun 18, 2024 1 min read
Last Tuesday, nearly 1,500 real estate brokers and agents rallied at New York City Hall to voice opposition to advancing legislation
Downtown Jamaica Rezoning: Proposes 12,000 New Homes, 3,000 Affordable
Jun 18, 2024 1 min read
The New York Department of City Planning (DCP) Director Dan Garodnick has released the updated draft zoning proposal for the Jamaica Neighborhood Plan. 
NYC's Local Law 97: Linda Lee's Bill to Help Co-Ops, Condos Gains Steam
Jun 18, 2024 1 min read
"Co-op and condo owners say New York City's landmark climate law is saddling them with bills worth tens of thousands of dollars to fund environmentally friendly upgrades
NYSAR End of Session Update: Albany's Regular Legislative Season Ends
Jun 11, 2024 2 min read
On Saturday, June 8, the New York State Legislature concluded its 2024 legislative session.
Melville Town Center: LIBOR Submits Testimony in Support of Pro-Housing Rezoning
Jun 11, 2024 2 min read
Over the past year, the Town of Huntington has been working with the Melville community to create a walkable downtown with mixed-use development entirely south of the Long Island Expressway.
Town of Hempstead: Newsday Editorial Board Warns Against Anti-Housing Rezoning
Jun 11, 2024 2 min read
"The Town of Hempstead's initial attempt toward walking away from an effective rezoning effort near the Inwood and North Lawrence train stations is a disappointing step backward.
Pride Has a Home Here: LIBOR Attends Governor's Pride, Local Govts Split on LGBTQ Rights
Jun 11, 2024 2 min read
Last Friday, LIBOR Government Affairs Director Kevin Brady represented our association at the Governor's invite-only New York Pride Brunch at the Executive Mansion in Albany.
NYC Section 8 Reopens After 15 Years, Promised Fair Housing Funds Missing
Jun 5, 2024 2 min read
"NYCHA is now accepting applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, which provides rental aid for low-income families.
Pride Has A Home Here: LIBOR Joins New Queens Pride, Babylon Village Pride
Jun 5, 2024 1 min read
As part of LIBOR's commitment to fair housing for all and embracing DEI initiatives that are good for both members' business and the communities we serve, LIBOR officially joined LGBTQ+ Pride marches for the first time this year!
NYSAR Call for Action: Oppose Broker Fee Bill in NYC Council, Rally on 6/12
Jun 5, 2024 1 min read
NYSAR urges REALTORS® living and working in New York City to tell their local Council Member to oppose legislative changes to broker fees (Int. 360, aka the FARE Act).
NYC Call to Action: Join NYSAR's Plans to Oppose Broker Fee Changes
May 29, 2024 2 min read
REALTORS® living and working in New York City are invited to NYSAR's rally at City Hall at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12 to oppose Int. 360.
Citi Field Casino Gamble: Sen. Ramos Boos Mets Plan, Borough Pres. Richards Says Keep Rolling
May 29, 2024 2 min read
"State Senator Jessica Ramos (D-Corona, Jackson Heights) dealt a serious blow Tuesday to New York Mets owner Steve Cohen’s dream of building a massive casino and entertainment complex