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HOUSING AND VACANT BUILDINGS

ADDRESSING VACANT BUILDINGS, HOME OWNERSHIP, AND HOMELESSNESS

"Inequities continue to prevent many people in our community from owning homes and continue to create disinvestment and blight in our neighborhoods.

I believe that county government must use its influence to create more wealth equity for all people."

-Sam Fein

  • Proposed a resolution that would have provided $250,000 in additional funding to the Albany County Land Bank to use towards helping individuals become first-time home owners.

  • Call for County and City government, along with the Land Bank to create a comprehensive housing plan that provides affordable housing, promoting mixed income neighborhoods throughout the county.

  • Hold the Land Bank accountable to the demands of the community: Working as a vehicle for ensuring that neighborhood residents can purchase and rehabilitate homes.

  • Push for Albany County to work with City of Albany on a plan to proactively stabilize buildings to prevent demolitions that are costly and damaging to our neighborhoods.

  • Ensure that Social Services Department does more to help homeless people attain permanent housing.

​WHAT WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED

  • Proposed and passed "Ban the Box" policy, prohibiting questions about criminal history on county job applications.

  • Proposed resolution to be voted on in July to restore $46,500 in funding for program assisting people transitioning from jail to the community.

  • Secured $50,000 in emergency funding for the Capital South Campus Center for continuous operation of job training and educational programs.

​WHAT WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED:

  • Proposed and passed "Ban the Box" policy, prohibiting questions about criminal history on county job applications.

  • Proposed and passed resolution to restore $46,500 in funding for program assisting people transitioning from jail to the community.

  • Secured $50,000 in emergency funding for the Capital South Campus Center for continuous operation of job training and educational programs.

​WHAT WE NEED TO DO​:

  • Expand "Ban the Box" policy to apply to all businesses in Albany County. No one should have to worry that they'll be judged solely based on their past history.

  • Push for stronger minority business and workforce goals on large county construction projects, and a percentage of spending on these projects to be directed towards job training and creation for people in underserved communities.

  • Ensure that when marijuana is legalized, Albany County opts into sales, and communities that have been targeted by the war on drugs have priority to benefit economically from this new industry.

EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

EXPANDING EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

 

YOUTH SERVICES

EXPANDING RECREATION, EDUCATION, AND JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS

  • Sponsored resolution to be voted on in July to provide funding to expand county recreation programs to the City of Albany.

  • Call for a commitment to training our youth for jobs in residential construction. Rehabilitating Albany County's vacant properties is an opportunity to improve our neighborhoods and create economic prosperity.

  • Work to expand the Albany County's summer paid internship program, which provides opportunities to work in county departments to many young people who come from communities where many do not have access to these opportunities.

 
  • Always accessible - you can reach me by phone anytime at 518-362-8380 or by email at sam@feinforalbany.com.

  • Keep in touch regularly through neighborhood meetings, community discussions, email update, and social media.

  • Involved with many neighborhood groups, including South End Community Collaborative, AVillage, South End Neighborhood Association, Mansion Neighborhood Association, and Pastures Neighborhood Association, and Underground Railroad History Project.

COMMITTED TO COMMUNITY

COMMITTED TO COMMUNITY AND ALWAYS ACCESSIBLE