Urban CNY Money

Urban CNY Money is a section devoted to money management, tips and techniques to empower the individual. We bring you writers and links to other sources that can assist you in managing your funds. (Always consult a certified financial professional, these columns are meant to help individuals and families find solutions)

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Why It’s So Very Expensive To Fix or Remodel Your Home Right Now (and what do about it)

We’ve all heard about recent bidding wars for homes for sale, even those properties that just one year ago may have sat on the market for months. That demand for new homes, old homes, remodeled homes and bigger homes is one of the driving factors increasing prices for anything house related. Demand is far outstripping More »

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Extending Moratorium that Prevents Utility Companies from Disconnecting Utilities

Moratorium Extended for Period of 180 Days After Either the COVID-19 State of Emergency is Lifted or December 31, 2021 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation (S.1453-B/A.6225-A) extending a moratorium that prevents utility companies from disconnecting utilities to residential households and small businesses that are struggling with their bills due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More »

Governor Cuomo Signs Extension of the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction And Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 and the COVID-19 Emergency Protect Our Small Businesses Act of 2021

Legislation (S.6362-A/A.7175-A) Extends the Moratorium on COVID-related Residential and Commercial Evictions and Foreclosure Proceedings for Those Filing a Hardship Declaration Until August 31, 2021 Adds to New York State’s Efforts to Protect Tenants and Homeowners Undergoing Economic Hardship Due to COVID-19 Landlords can evict tenants that are creating safety or health hazards for other tenants, More »

The New York State Department of Labor Prevents Cyber Criminals From Stealing More Than $12 Billion In Unemployment Benefits During COVID-19 Pandemic

Using New High-Tech Tools and Strategies the NYS DOL Office of Special Investigations has Identified Over 1 Million Fraudulent Claims The NYS DOL Offers Tips to New Yorkers on How to Protect Themselves  Against Fraud and Help Stop Cyber Criminals in Their Tracks  Since the Beginning of the Pandemic, New York State has Paid Over More »

128th District Presents: “State Farm Financial Foundation Workshop” FREE Online Financial Literacy Workshop!

Assemblymember Pamela Hunter along with State Farm Insurance will host a FREE Online Financial Literacy Workshop. This is called the State Farm Financial Foundation Workshop. This Financial literacy Webinar will take place April 22, 2021 12:00 – 1:00 PM Topics Include: Setting Goals Building a Budget Understanding Credit Saving Money Managing Debt For additional information More »

Onondaga County Emergency Rental Relief Program Funds Available: Apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program

What is this? The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021, together with the American Rescue Plan Act of 2020, included needed emergency rental assistance for households economically impacted by COVID-19. The package of $24.5 million in funding will be used for administering and delivering emergency rental assistance to be distributed to Onondaga More »

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Establishing First-In-The-Nation Program to Provide Affordable Internet to Low-Income Families

Program Requires Internet Service Providers to Offer an Affordable $15 per Month High-Speed Internet Plan to Low-Income Households, as Proposed in the Governor’s 2021 State of the State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation establishing the first-in-the-nation requirement for affordable internet for qualifying low-income families, as proposed in the 2021 State of the State. This legislation requires More »

Attorney General James Suspends State Debt Collection for 13th Time as Coronavirus Continues to Impact New Yorkers’ Wallets

New Yorkers with Student and Medical Debt Referred to AG’s Office Will Have Payments Automatically Frozen Through April 30, 2021 New York – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced that the state has halted, for the 13th time, the collection of medical and student debt owed to the state of New York that More »