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Courtesy of the City of Poughkeepsie

The Common Council in Poughkeepsie is set to vote on a resolution Tuesday that would move the city toward establishing a land bank.

Adirondack Park sign
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Of the three propositions on the New York state ballot Tuesday, voters rejected the question asking for a constitutional convention but approved public pension forfeiture and a Forest Preserve land bank.  The question on a land bank was close, but Adirondack and Catskill concerns are relieved that it passed.

Adirondack view
WAMC/Pat Bradley

There is a concerted effort by a wide range of interests to get New York voters to approve Proposition Three on the November ballot two weeks from now. It would create a land bank to allow communities in the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserve to accomplish small projects without the need to amend the state constitution.

NYS AG Announces Grants For Land Banks

Mar 25, 2017
WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Friday announced $20.9 million in new grants to 19 land banks that are rebuilding neighborhoods across the state. Two recipients are in the Hudson Valley.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was in Newburgh Friday to announce the launch of a pilot program to transform vacant homes into affordable housing. The funding for the program comes from the bank settlements. The program provides subsidies to land banks.

State Attorney General Schneiderman stood in front of a boarded-up house on Lander Street to announce the new “Neighbors for Neighborhoods” pilot program.

Adirondack Park sign
Pat Bradley/WAMC

The New York State Senate has passed a measure that would create a land bank for the Adirondack and Catskills.