Press Releases

Assemblyman Hevesi, Senator Kavanaugh Request Federal Funds for Rent Supplements to Fill Deficit Caused by Coronavirus

Golden, Hevesi Lead Coalition Calling on Governor Cuomo to Sign Legislation Creating Culturally Competent Shelters for Survivors of Human Trafficking

Forest Hills, NY – The primary need for victims of human trafficking is a safe place to stay to escape their abusers. In order to assist survivors of trafficking, New York State Senator Martin Golden (S.D. 22), Vice Chair, Majority Conference, and Assemblyman...

Hevesi, Klein push $15M rental subsidy

Renewed Push to Pass State Homelessness Subsidy in 2018

Home Stability Support Offers Promising Solution to New York City's Homeless Crisis

Rent Stabilization Association Endorses Assemblyman Hevesi's Home Stability Support Program

Comptroller Stringer Finds Home Stability Support as Cost-Effective Approach to Curb Homelessness

Hevesi Questions Cuomo Management Expertise

NYS Assembly member and Social Services Chair Andrew Hevesi today released the following statement in response to Gov. Cuomo’s statements that the City can't manage the homeless crisis, and that he will provide management expertise: "The Governor's track...

Hevesi’s Legislation to Extend and Expand the Interagency Task Force on Human Trafficking Passes Both Houses

The New York State Senate acted unanimously last week to pass its counterpart (S.4763) to Assemblyman Hevesi’s legislation, Assembly bill 551, which would extend and expand upon the interagency task force on human trafficking. After full bipartisan support,...

Hevesi Holds Hearing on Community Service Block Grants

Queens, NY - Assemblyman Hevesi (D-Forest Hills), Chair of the Assembly Social Services Committee, held a joint bipartisan public hearing last week examining New York State’s use of Community Service Block Grants (CSBGs). Assemblywoman Peoples-Stokes...

Hevesi’s Enterprise Fraud Legislation Passes New York State Assembly Unanimously

Earlier this week, the New York State Assembly voted 144-0 to pass A.5056, also known as the “Enterprise Fraud” bill. Authored by Assemblyman Hevesi in cooperation with the Office of the State Comptroller, the Enterprise Fraud bill is a first of its kind,...

Hevesi and Environmental Coalition Secure $3 Million to Overhaul Freight Locomotives

Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi, along with a coalition of elected officials, civic organizations, and the New York League of Conservation Voters, secured $3 million in the 2015 New York State Budget to continue a program aimed at overhauling antiquated, polluting...

Hevesi Secures Funding Increase for Social Services Programs and Creates New Homeless Prevention Pilot Program

Queens, NY – Assemblymember Hevesi has announced that numerous programs operated by the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) and the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) will receive increases in funding in the FY2015-2016 New...

Hevesi Passes Legislation Combating Human Trafficking

Queens, NY – The New York State Assembly joined together earlier this week to pass a comprehensive package of legislation to combat human trafficking, including the unanimous passage of two bills (A.551 & A.2636-A) authored by Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi. According...

Hevesi and Rosenthal Announce $3 Million for Programs Serving Runaway and Homeless Youth in Assembly One-House Budget Proposal

Assemblymembers Andrew Hevesi and Linda B. Rosenthal have announced that the Assembly one-house budget proposal increases funding for these critical programs by $3 million, following their joint advocacy for increased funding for programs that provide...

Hevesi Appointed Chair of Assembly Social Services

In his tenth year in office, Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi has been appointed by New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to Chair the Assembly Standing Committee on Social Services. Formerly led by Assemblywoman Michele Titus, this committee reviews...

Hevesi Co-Chairs Public Hearing on Homeless Services in New York State

Assemblyman Hevesi, in his capacity as Chair of the Oversight, Analysis and Investigations Committee, co-hosted a public hearing last week with Assemblywoman Michele Titus, Chair of the Social Services Committee, to further understand the effect of the...

Hevesi Co-Chairs Roundtables Examining New York State’s Child Protective Services

Last week, Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills), Chair of the Oversight, Analysis, and Investigation Committee, joined with Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Binghamton) Chair of the Children and Families Committee, to hold the first in a series of...

Hevesi Technology Education Initiative Implemented by New York State Education Department

In the 2013 legislative session, Assemblyman Hevesi introduced Assembly Bill A.6540, which required regulations authorizing computer science courses to count towards core curriculum content for secondary schools. This was followed by letters signed by...

Hevesi Allocates $250,000 to Refurbish Baseball Fields at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Queens) broke ground on renovations to two baseball fields in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in conjunction with the New York City Parks Department as the result of a $250,000 allotment from Hevesi’s office to enhance two baseball...