Upcoming Events

Legislative Conference

January 30 - February 1, 2017
The Desmond Hotel, Albany

County Finance School

May 2017

Fall Seminar

September 2017




Weekly Wire, Week Ending January 13, 2017

The County Perspective: Sales Tax, Opioid Abuse, State of the State, ACA, more

Weekly Wire, Week Ending January 6, 2017

The County Perspective on the State of the State, and the start of the 2017 Legislative Session

Weekly Wire Ending December 23, 2016

Weekly Wire: Year-End State Actions, Public Defense Reform, State of the State

Weekly Wire Week Ending December 9, 2016

Weekly Wire: State Laws, County Issues, more

Weekly Wire Week Ending December 2, 2016

Weekly Wire: State Laws, County Issues, more

Home Stability Report Addresses Homeless Crisis

Home Stability Support (HSS) is an innovative new proposal to address New York's growing homeless crisis. With more than 150,000 homeless children and another 80,000 families on the brink of homelessness statewide, we need a socially and fiscally-responsible approach that reduces public assistance costs while keeping more families in their homes. To do this, HSS would create a new statewide rental supplement for public assistance-eligible families and individuals facing eviction, homelessness, or loss of housing due to domestic violence or hazardous living conditions. This supplement would bridge the gap between the current shelter allowance and the 85% of fair market value as determined by HUD. Under the state's current programs, we pay three times the proposed cost of HSS, all the while seeing homelessness rates continue to grow. Ever since the 2011-2012 State Budget lowered Albany's share of public assistance costs, this burden has fallen largely on counties, increasing property taxes on homeowners and small businesses in the process. HSS would help to change this, and that's why we invite you to join our growing coalition and urge the state to include HSS in the next budget.

Weekly Wire for November 21

Weekly Wire: State Deficit Grows, Affordable Care Act, Election Results, more

Weekly Wire August 8, 2016 Summer Edition

 Summer Edition - Early Bird Registration, Broadband, E-Waste Recycling, Fantasy Sports

Weekly Wire Week Ending July 21, 2016

Weekly Wire: Summer Edition - Tax Cap, Sales Tax, Fall Seminar, Mental Health, Energy, State Updates

Weekly Wire July 12, 2016

Weekly Wire Week Ending July 7, 2016