Tucked inside a larger bill signed by President Barack Obama this week is a tweak to federal law that’s designed to make it easier for people with disabilities to save money.
Consolidated Edison's Brooklyn-Queens Neighborhood Program is installing its first microgrid aimed at deferring investment in the bulk power grid: a combined battery, fuel cell and solar PV facility at Brooklyn's Marcus Garvey apartments.
Neighborhood House is now conducting intake sessions for the Winter 2017 program. Services are completely free and run by licensed mental health professionals trained in grief and traumatic loss.
The revamped 421-a tax break sets new wage requirements for workers on projects claiming the credit based on their location, in addition to lengthening the abatement period and increasing the required percentage of below-market units from 20% to 25% to 30%.
The New York State Legislature seems closer to calling a special session before the end of the year, potentially bringing a revised 421a to the table.