Thanks for saving our program!
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Dear Editor:

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition, on behalf of the thousands of residents of Astoria, Long Island City and Sunnyside, expresses its gratitude to our state elected officials Senator Mike Gianaris, Assembly Members Margaret Markey, Cathy Nolan and Aravella Simotas for their efforts in ensuring that the Neighborhood Preservation Program remains a community based program.

After 30 years or more of being in local communities, the program was in danger of being regionalized,

depriving thousands of seniors, families, and individuals from hands-on assistance in the communities they call home.

While funding levels for the program are at an all-time low, we look forward to improved economic times and full restoration of this program that assists our most vulnerable neighbors to remain in their homes though eviction prevention, counseling, education and grant/subsidy assistance.

Thank you Senator Gianaris, Assembly Member Markey, Assembly Member Nolan and Assembly

Member Simotas for your support of our belief that neighborhood based programs serve communities best.


Marie Torniali

Executive Director

Central Astoria LDC
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