Can governor end homelessness


Gov. Kathy Hochul wants to ensure families in danger of experiencing homelessness get a fresh start to the new year.

Hochul signed legislation intended to raise the value of housing vouchers, which low-income families use to subsidize higher rent. It’s the latest attempt in the new administration’s effort to prevent the rise of homelessness across the state.

Vouchers will be available to eligible families under the Family Homelessness and Eviction Protection Supplement program. By raising the maximum rent payable under the program, the governor says she hopes to match the true cost of rent in the city.

Under the new law, the maximum payable rent cap will jump from 85 percent to 100 percent of the state housing and urban development department’s fair market rent.


Residential real estate transactions

Some of the notable residential real estate transactions as reported through city property records:

• 3859 Bailey Ave. — Clare McCartney to Melisa L. Venegas for $760,000

• 3430 Tibbett Ave. — Oscar Mack Jr. to Susan Groppi for $895,000

• 3411 Corlear Ave. — Carmen Guarracino to Anna Aspras for $800,000

• 636 W. 230th St. — 636 W. 230th St to Dale Nordenberg for $1.76 million

• 3437 Tibbett Ave. — Andrew Stasiw (successor trustee) to 3437 Tibbett LLC (trustee) for $775,000

• 2521 Palisade Ave. — Anthony P. Piscitelli (executor) to Sardis Properties LLC for $945,000

• 353 W. 262nd St. — Wayne Santucci to David Naftali Ejdelman for $950,000

• 6218 Spencer Ave. — Michael R. Lieberman to Hila Sabin for $1.0355 million

• 245 W. 261st St. — Michael A. Pardy to Jeremy David Lawson for $895,000