Resolution J180-2013

Honoring West Side Neighborhood Housing Services for its outstanding service to the community

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  • Jan 24, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 24, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 16, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring West Side Neighborhood Housing Services
for its outstanding service to the community

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that  the
quality  and  character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of  the
community and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor West
Side Neighborhood Housing Services for its outstanding  service  to  the
community; and
  WHEREAS,  West Side Neighborhood Housing Services was founded in 1980,
to stop the decline of the West Side and to rebuild  housing  stock  and
promote reinvestment in the neighborhood; and
  WHEREAS,  West Side Neighborhood Housing Services promotes home owner-
ship by offering homebuyer education and lending money needed  for  down
payments and closing costs; and
  WHEREAS,  Furthermore,  loans  are  offered  for the rehabilitation of
homes in the service area and classes such  as  Foreclosure  Prevention,
Landlord/Tenant Mediation, and Post Purchase Classes are offered through
West Side Neighborhood Housing Services; and
  WHEREAS,  Since  its  establishment,  West  Side  Neighborhood Housing
Services has offered numerous services to its community including commu-
nity building programs such as Business/Merchant Relationship,  Clean-up
Project,  Community Outreach and Organizing, Community Planning, Leader-
ship Training, Neighborhood/Resident Crime Watch, and Tenant Organizing;
and
  WHEREAS, West Side Neighborhood Housing Services also offers  numerous
family health programs including its Christmas Adopt-a-Family Program as
well  as  financial planning and assistance programs such as Disposition
of Foreclosed Property, Down-payment Assistance,  Elderly  Tax  Informa-
tion,  Financial  Education,  Foreclosure  Prevention  Training, and its
Interest Subsidy Program; and
  WHEREAS, Moreover, West Side Neighborhood Housing Services is  commit-
ted  to  Green Building and Home Improvement, as seen through its Energy
Conservation Programs, Environmental Friendly Building Materials, Handy-
man Referrals, Home Safety and  Security,  Indoor  Environment  Quality,
Lead Poison Prevention, Renewable Energy Resources, and Sustainable Site
Planning; and
  WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when organiza-
tions of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to  our  atten-
tion,  they  should  be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  West  Side  Neighborhood  Housing  Services  for  its outstanding
service to the community; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Linda Chiarenza, Executive Director, West  Side  Neighborhood
Housing Services.

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