Mayor signs two new quality of life bills

Mayor Bloomberg signed two bills that will help seniors and area parks.

The first bill will allow seniors living in rent stabilized or subsidized housing to apply for additional assistance under the program SCRIE as soon as their income decreases by at least 20 percent due to the loss of their spouse. Under the old standards, seniors would have to wait a year before they could apply for aid. The mayor says new guidelines will allow the Department of Aging to better serve households in crisis.

Mayor Bloomberg also signed an adopt a park bill, which gives residents the opportunity to make a difference by adopting a park. The money will go towards park programs and maintenence.

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