Category: Reports

Update on Federal Housing Settlement

The County’s continuing dispute with HUD has resulted in millions of dollars in federal funding being diverted to other municipalities in the region. Here are the most current documents, both pro and con, for review.

Block Grant Disaster Relief Funds

Attached is a letter that Congresswoman Nita Lowey emailed to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan last Tuesday, March 19, expressing her concerns regarding Westchester County not receiving the “most impacted” designation in the first round of CDBG funding for Sandy relief. She has subsequently spoken directly to the Secretary, and our staff and the HUD staff are in frequent communication.

News from the Charter Commission Hearing

The Westchester County Charter Revision Commission will hold a public forum on Wednesday, April 3rd at 7 p.m. in the Westchester County Center in conference room “H” to present a summary of its work to date and to receive public comment regarding the issues being discussed by the Commission.

Property Assessed Clean Energy

Overview article by Leo Weigman on PACE home energy financing. This article was published in the Summer 2012 issue of State and Local Energy Report.

PACE Energy Documents

PACE Energy enables government entities to offer sustainable energy project loans to eligible property owners through the creation of financing districts whereby property owners can finance renewable onsite generation installations and energy efficiency improvements through a voluntary assessment on their property tax bills.

Westchester Collaborative Assessment Commission (WCAC) Report Released

Local officials from WMOA, the NYS Office of Real Property Services, the Westchester County Tax Commission and the New York State Assessors Association today unveiled the final draft of the report of the Westchester County Assessment Commission during a press conference with Westchester County lawmakers, with the goal of ensuring tax fairness, transparency, greater public support and understanding of property assessments and taxes for Westchester’s residents.

State Comptroller Releases Report, “Reducing the Cost of Tax Assessment Through Shared Services”

Local governments across New York State could save as much as $12.5 million annually by improving tax assessment procedures and sharing assessment duties with other governments, according to the report released today by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Click “View details” for the link to the report

NY Dept. of State: Accomplishments and Opportunities Moving Forward

Welcome to New York State Department of State’s Report of Accomplishments, 2007-2010. Thanks in part to our partners in city, town, village and county governments across the state, the Department has made significant strides in building a healthier, safer and more prosperous New York. We have taken our resources and allocated them to the projects […]