Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10a.m. – 2p.m.
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It’s time to play ball, don’t be caught on the outside looking in. Join in on the fun and the camaraderie of playing Little League Baseball by joining one of our 24 teams at 4 levels of play based on ability and age. Everyone makes a team so join us now. See you at the Park!
You may sign up at one of the following places and times:
Tuesday, March 26th 6 PM – 7:30 PM – Albany PAL Center
Wednesday, March 27th 5:30 – 7 PM – American Little League Park
Thursday, March 28th 6 PM – 7:30 PM – Albany PAL Center
Saturday, March 30th 10 AM – Noon – Albany High School Gym
Monday, April 1st 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Albany PAL Center
Wednesday, April 3rd 5:30 – 7 PM – American Little League Park
Please bring copies of your birth certificate and proof of residence – Youth must be accompanied by parent or guardian
For more information, Click Here!
6th Annual National College Fair Bus Trip
Eastern States Exposition Springfield, MA Sunday, April 7, 2013
Includes Visit to the Basketball Hall of Fame
Organized by the
George Biddle Kelley Education Foundation & Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Bus Departs 8 a.m. from NYS Museum on Madison Ave.
Bus Returns at 6 p.m.
Tickets $40 (lunch included) due March 28.
Admission to HOF $12 adult, $8 student.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org ————— 518-421-5986
Pre-register for the college fair: www.gotomyncf.com
The Albany Program for Learning, Understanding and Succeeding (A+ PLUS) Applications are now available. Applications will not be accepted without all required documentation. Also, be sure to sign up for a two hour orientation which is required for all first time summer youth employees this year and is included in your application packet.
To avoid long lines, applications can be mailed this year. Return your completed application with all required paperwork and original working papers by mail and postmarked by Friday, March 29, 2013.
Assignment letters will be mailed to enrolled you employees by July 1, 2013.
The AHA 5-Year and Annual Plan is now available for viewing. This is a draft version and is subject to change.
The Center for Law and Justice, Inc.
For Additional Information: Alice Green – 427-8361
Community Film Series to tell African American History Story
Three Albany-based community organizations have joined forces to present a 10-week film and discussion series entitled – African American History and Culture Film and Discussion Series. The Center for Law and Justice, the Albany Housing Authority, and the African American Cultural Center of the Capital District believe that it is important to provide a forum for community people to discuss major issues affecting their community and place them in an historical perspective for clearer understanding and effective action.
Key community leaders, educators, and activists will be on hand to discuss each film. They include: The Honorable Barbara Smith, Dr. Timothy Sams of RPI, Dr. Allen Ballard of SUNY at Albany, Alice Green, Mark Bobb-Semple, Brenda Motley, Dr. Ingrid Allard of Albany Medical College, Ekow King, Nell Stokes-Holmes, and Karen Christina Jones.
The Series will begin Thursday, February 21 at 5:30 PM and run through April 25 and is free and open to the public. Showings, discussions, and free snacks and refreshments will be held at 200 South Pearl Street at the Albany Housing Authority Building.
The new Superintendent for the City School District of Albany, Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.d, is reaching out to all families and community members who would like to talk about the city’s public schools of Albany and how to make them better ! Click Avillage Community Firechat with Dr.V for more information.
ALBANY HOUSING AUTHORITY
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING
2:00 P.M. – MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2013
1. Roll Call
2. Community Forum
3. Reading and approval of the minutes of the previous meeting held January 7, 2013
4. Action Calendar
02-13-05 Authorization for AHA to contribute up to $110,000 to be applied after the expenditure of $295,000 in NSP funds provided through the Albany Community Development Agency and $250,000 in funds contributed by the City of Albany toward costs to abate asbestos and demolish buildings #6, 7, and 4 at Ida Yarbrough Homes, subject to approval from HUD, currently pending. Total cost of abatement and demolition to be $655,234. The abatement and demolition will be overseen by Norstar Development as AHA’s Developer Partner for the Ida Yarbrough Rehabilitation project.
02-13-06 Approval to award contract # 0025-C-12-023 Elevator Maintenance to the low bidder, Otis Elevator, Inc. for a Not-To Exceed value of $270,540 for three years. Initial contract period will be March 1, 2013– February 28, 2016, with options to renew for 2 additional one year terms.
2nd Low Bidder: Kone, Inc. $417,024
3rd Low Bidder: Shindler, Inc. $1,130,400
02-13-07 Approval to write-off $51,955.73 in tenant balances covering the period from last quarter of 2012 (All balances are results of evictions, fraud, or death):
Pieter Schuyler Court: $4,235.50
Steamboat Square: $7,914.96
Ezra Prentice: $5,348.36
North Albany: $2,441.65
Lincoln Square: $9,498.94
Ida Yarbrough: $7,793.00
Capital Woods: $7,770.76
Creighton Storey: $1,753.35
Swan Street Apt: $368.75
5. Reports of Committees
6. Unfinished Business
7. New Business
8. Bills and Communications – Financial report by the Deputy Director
9. Report of the Executive Secretary
A. Monthly Management Report
B. Items for Advisement and Discussion
Bank Balance as of 2/7/13
Monday, March, 11, 2013 at 2:00 P.M.
Notice of Public Hearing
Albany Housing Authority will hold a public hearing on April 4, 2013 at 6:00 PM in the Atrium at 200 So. Pearl Street. This is the time to come and hear/make comments on the Annual Plan for the upcoming fiscal year 2013.
The Annual Plan Update and attachments will be available for public review during regular business hours starting on February 15, 2013 and for the duration of the comment period. A copy of the plan will also be available on our website at www.albanyhousing.org and at each AHA management office for its federal sites.
Comments may be submitted prior to the public hearing. Comments may be mailed to AHA, 200 So. Pearl St., Albany, NY 12202-1834; emailed to email@example.com or faxed to 518-641-7545.
Please put “Annual Plan Comments” in the subject line. Attendees to the hearing will be required to sign in.
Victor Cain, Chairman
Steven T. Longo, Executive Director
Equal Housing Opportunity
MAYOR GERALD D. JENNINGS CUTS RIBBON AT REHABILITATED PROPERTIES IN ARBOR HILL
City Uses $4 Million Neighborhood Stabilization Program to Fund Rehab
Albany, NY (January 24) –Mayor Jennings, the Albany Housing Authority, the City of Albany Department of Development and Planning, and New York State Homes and Community Renewal officially cut the ribbon today at eight newly renovated apartment buildings in Albany’s historic Arbor Hill neighborhood.
The $4.5 million dollar project, which received over $4 million in federal funding through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), consists of 23 new residential units and one commercial space. The commercial space is occupied by Operation S.N.U.G., an anti-violence advocacy and counseling program operated by Trinity Alliance. The project also received funding from lead abatement grants and CDBG-R funds through the Albany Community Development Agency.
Working with the ACDA, Albany Housing Authority (AHA), and New York State Homes and Community Renewal, among others, the City demonstrated its ongoing success leveraging federal stimulus funds to make improvements in the community.
Due to the deteriorated condition of the dwellings the vast majority of the units were abandoned and uninhabitable prior to the purchase of them by the ACDA on behalf of the City. The properties were transferred to the Albany Housing Authority which oversaw the rehabilitation and will continue to own and operate them.
“This is exactly the type of project that NSP funding is designed for,” said Mayor Jennings. “It provided us with an opportunity to take derelict buildings and turn them into safe, high quality housing, as well as a home for much needed community services.”
The City of Albany was among the first cities in the state to have a project approved using NSP funds. The program was established through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered through the State of New York, which provided grants for the purpose of stabilizing communities that have suffered from the effects of foreclosures and abandonment. Through the purchase and redevelopment of foreclosed and abandoned properties, the City was able to bring these buildings back into use and at the same time provide safe, affordable housing for low income residents and veterans.
“By completing projects such as this it shows the continuous effort we are making to rehabilitate and redevelop blighted properties here in the City of Albany- an initiative we will continue to take until vibrancy is brought back to all neighborhoods.” Michael Yevoli, Commissioner, City of Albany Development and Planning, “The completion of this project also adds to the nearly $80 million in investment made since the completion of the Arbor Hill Plan.”
Sanders Architects served as the project architects and Norstar Development USA was contracted to perform the construction work. AHA, Sanders Architects and Norstar have extensive experience with infill and rehabilitation projects in Arbor Hill, having completed another 74 residential units and 7 commercial spaces in the area already.
“The success of these initiatives stems from the creation of the Arbor Hill Neighborhood Plan and the continued support of Mayor Jennings and his staff in helping us to identify the resources and the expertise to get the job done,” said Steven Longo, Executive Director of the Albany Housing Authority.
Darryl C. Towns, Commissioner/CEO of New York State Homes and Community Renewal said, “Congratulations to the City of Albany and the Albany Housing Authority on the completion of the Arbor Hill Neighborhood Stabilization Program. The Arbor Hill Neighborhood Stabilization Program, with the renovation of eight formerly foreclosed and blighted buildings in a historic neighborhood, is a symbol of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s commitment to expanding housing options and revitalizing communities. By creating safe, high quality housing in a community most severely affected by issues of foreclosure and abandonment, the Arbor Hill Neighborhood Stabilization Program will transform the neighborhood.”