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LIBI in the News

 Long Island Builders Expo a huge success..please read the Newsday article here

Six Veterans introduced at Press Conference on Sept. 24th click here to read Newsday article

Ground Breaking Ceremony took place our LIHBCDC “Building New Homes for Returning Veterans” program, 6 lot subdivision “Veterans Way”

www.rew-online.com/2013/05/29/builders-group-breaks-ground-on-long-island-subdivision-for-iraq-war-veterans/

read post ground breaking article published in Newsday May 24th 2013 

Six New Affordable Houses Will go to Iraq & Afghanistan War Veterans, Newsday article posted April 21, 2013 please click here to read entire story

Building up eyed in rebuilding, Newsday article published April 13, 2013 featuring  LIBI CEO Mitchell Pally Click here to read entire article

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli joined the Long Island Builders Institute for a luncheon on April 5th 2013..click here to read release

Long Island Business News Feb 15-21> Builders Oppose Sprinkler Rule click here to read article

U.S. Housing Starts Jump. Mitchell Pally quoted in Newsday article dated October 18th 2012.  Click here to view article

Long Island Business News Nov. 9-15th 2012> Contractors mobilizing rebuilding effort by David Winzelberg.

Local municipalities and members of Long Island’s largest home-building trade organizations are banding together to rebuild thousands of storm-ravaged homes and create temporary housing for hundreds of displaced families.

With some homebuilders and renovators already at work on houses that bore the brunt of Hurricane Sandy, the Long Island Builders Institute is making its roughly 150 home-building members more accessible to those who suffered storm damage.

LIBI Executive Director Mitch Pally said homes on the Island need significant renovations, and the goal of his group is to facilitate the work.

LIBI will do that by helping fast-track building permits and putting homeowners in touch with contractors that will…..

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Newsday Article November 14, 2012> Counties May Pick up Repair Tab

Homeowners on Long Island with electrical systems fouled by superstorm Sandy could soon get expedited repairs — paid for by Nassau and Suffolk counties, officials said Tuesday.

“Instead of spending money on apartments out of the community, these people would be able to stay in their homes,” said Brian Nevin, spokesman for Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano.

The Long Island Builders Institute, a home builders’ industry group, is negotiating with the counties to send in three-person teams that will assess short-term repairs needed for homes FEMA inspectors consider habitable.

After an assessment, the teams would be available to do the work.

Each team would have a builder, an electrician and a plumber who are from Long Island, said institute chief executive Mitch Pally.

“These would be salvageable homes needing relatively minor repairs, with the goal of getting families back into them as soon as possible,” he said.

The deal is still being negotiated in both counties, which would be reimbursed for repair costs by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

“We are deeply involved in discussions with FEMA and New York State, and the details are still being worked out,” said Suffolk County spokeswoman Vanessa Baird-Streeter.

Meanwhile,…

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Newday article dated Friday, November 30th 2012

LIHBCDC handed over the keys to a brand new 3 bedroom, full basement with attached garage home to it’s second recipient in their “Building New Homes for Returning Veterans” Program. Sergeant Ryan Donnelly was welcomed into the Lake Ronkonkoma neighborhood yesterday, Nov. 29th during a ribbon cutting ceremony.

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