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December 7, 2020

New York Congressman Antonio Delgado has introduced a bill to help retain young people in rural communities by offering student loan relief.

December 3, 2020

Representatives Abby Finkenauer (D-IA-1) and Antonio Delgado (D-NY-19) introduced the Rural Revitalization Now Act (H.R. 8835) on December 2, 2020 to provide up to $50,000 in student loan forgiveness for borrowers who commit to living and working in rural areas for eight or more years.

December 2, 2020

KINGSTON, N.Y. – U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado, D-Rhinebeck, has announced his "Holiday Cards for Heroes" program for the 2020 holiday season.

Residents of the 19th Congressional District can create holiday cards for active duty servicemembers and health care workers.

Cards are being accepted through Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020.

Holiday cards should be placed in a envelope, addressed to the Congressman's Kingston office, 256 Clinton Avenue, Kingston, New York 12401, including a C/O Holiday Cards for Heroes Program.

November 27, 2020

A bipartisan measure is calling for an interagency study on senior housing design to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases in assisted living communities, affordable senior housing, nursing homes and other congregate settings.

The "Keeping Seniors Safe from COVID-19 Through Home Design Act" (H.R. 8540) calls for the federal Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development and Agriculture departments to work together.

November 14, 2020

Neither a light drizzle nor the coronavirus stopped Lamouree-Hackett American Legion Post 72 in Saugerties from celebrating Veterans Day in its traditional fashion, but the ceremony was shortened, and the traditional lunch and invitation to the legion's museum were dropped from the observance.

The ceremony included the presentation of an American flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol by Congressman Antonio Delgado to the post.

The flag was presented to the post in commemoration of the post's hundredth anniversary, Delgado said.

November 7, 2020

NEW YORK – US Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) recently introduced legislation that would allow seniors to "age in place" by providing a tax credit to cover 100 percent of the costs of any modifications older Americans make to their homes — such as grab bars, wheelchair ramps, walk-in tubs, and more – to allow for safe, independent living. A similar bill, called the Senior Accessible Housing Act, was initially introduced by Florida Congressman Charlie Crist (D) in 2017, but never got through committee.

November 5, 2020

The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) offered its support of HR 8540, the Keeping Seniors Safe from COVID-19 Through Home Design Act, introduced by Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.).

Co-sponsored by Reps. Antonio Delgado (D-N.Y.), Max Rose (D-N.Y.), and Ann Kuster (D-N.H.), the legislation would commission a study by the Departments of Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, and Agriculture to develop best practices in senior housing design to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and other contagious diseases.

November 1, 2020

A New York congressman has introduced a bill to help senior citizens age in place by providing a tax credit.

October 29, 2020

HUDSON – The Treasury Department has awarded $124,075 in federal funding for the Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation (HVADC), a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in the Hudson Valley.

The funding will be used to invest in building the capacity of the organization, empowering them to grow, achieve organizational sustainability, and support low-income and distressed communities by contributing to their revitalization.