Curran lays out plan for $375 payout for Nassau property owners

Curran says under her plan, about 300,000 Nassau homeowners will receive a roughly $375 payment that she says "benefits the middle class."

News 12 Staff

May 17, 2021, 5:17 PM

Updated 1,065 days ago

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Nassau County Executive Laura Curran has proposed $100 million in direct cash for struggling homeowners.
Curran says under her plan, about 300,000 Nassau homeowners will receive a roughly $375 payment that she says "benefits the middle class."
She's hoping the money will then be spent within the county, especially in downtown areas.
"I will definitely be using that money to go out and have a good time," says Anthony Squillacioti, of Hicksville. "I think that any money that's given back to the homeowners for any purpose is a good thing, especially with the high taxes that we pay."
Curran says the relief would go to those who are STAR and Enhanced STAR eligible. Anyone in that criterion who owns a house, condo or apartment would then see the funds.
The funds would come from the federal COVID-19 relief bill.
Curran says the funds would go to three in four Nassau homeowners. She called on county Legislature to support the effort.
Presiding officer Richard Nicolello tells News 12, "After using the first $100 million of COVID relief monies to pay for already budgeted county operations, the county executive has finally figured that the relief/stimulus funds should be provided to our overburdened taxpayers and small business owners. The majority looks forward to announcing additional relief for Nassau taxpayers."
Curran's proposed program would not apply to renters.
The County Executive's office says if the program is approved the county plans to have checks out to homeowners by the summer.


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