District 1 - Kevan Abrahams
District 1 - Kevan Abrahams
First Time Home Buyer Virtual Workshop Video Recording
Oct 6th 2021 Wednesday 7:00pm
Power Up and other United Way Programs
Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams invites you to join this free online webinar regarding the United Way ‘Power Up’ program. This FREE program will train and certify participants to enter, the fast-growing renewable energy industry
This webinar will also provide participants with an overview of many of United Way’s other valuable programs and services.
This session will be held via Zoom and you will receive the Zoom information upon signing up for this event below.
Sep 28th 2021 Tuesday 7:00pm -&- Oct 20th 2021 Wednesday 7:00pm
On-Line Financial Workshops
Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams, Equitable Advisors, and Tax R Us present this two-part online financial workshop series.
The first part is for anyone interested in learning about “Savings & Investments.” This workshop will take place via Zoom Tuesday, September 28th at 7 PM.
The second part of the series is for anyone interested in “Planning For Your Retirement and Legacy.” This workshop will take place via Zoom Wednesday, October 20th at 7 PM. Speakers will include Janee Browne and Devine Smith - Equitable Advisors and Melvin Greene of Tax R Us.
These sessions will be held via Zoom and Livestreamed to Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams’ Facebook. You will receive the Zoom information upon signing up for this event below.
CDCLI Present Housing Workshop Series
Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams and the Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) present a four-part online workshop focused on the home for homeowners and renters. The 1st workshop is Sept 29th at 6:30 PM for renters & landlords seeking rental assistance. The 2nd workshop on October 28th at 6:30 PM for those seeking assistance with mortgage payments. The 3rd workshop, November 4 at 6:30 PM, are for those looking to make their home safer and more cost efficient. The final workshop is in December and the date will be announced soon.
All sessions will be held via Zoom and Livestreamed to Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams’ Facebook. You will receive the Zoom information upon signing up for this event below.
Free Tax Exemption Workshops
Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams, in conjunction with the Nassau County Department of Assessment, announces the return of in-person Property Tax Exemption Workshops for First Legislative District residents. During the workshops, Department of Assessment staff will assist residents with filing for the following exemptions -Veterans, Senior citizens, Cold War Veterans, Volunteer firefighter and ambulance workers, Limited-income disability and/or home improvement exemptions, Enhanced STAR applications will also be processed for homeowners already enrolled in the STAR program prior to Jan. 2, 2015.
To ensure the health and safety of employees and residents, this year’s workshops are by appointment only. Homeowners are asked to make an appointment by calling 516-571-1500 or visiting www.nassaucountyny.gov/assessment and using the appointment scheduler link. All workshops are from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (last appointment is at 2:45 p.m.).
For more information or to receive a list of necessary documentation needed for the tax exemption workshop, call the Nassau County Department of Assessment at 516-571-1500.
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS OF NOTE FOR LD1 RESIDENTS:
|September 22, 2021||East Meadow Public Library|
|September 30, 2021||Freeport Library|
|October 7, 2021||Uniondale Library|
|October 15, 2021||Hempstead Library|
COVID19 ONLINE JOB & VETERAN’S FAIR
2021 BRIDGE TO EMPLOYMENT
LEGISLATOR KEVAN ABRAHAMS IS CALLING FOR EMPLOYERS, BUSINESSES, INDUSTRIES, AND SCHOOL RECRUITERS TO SIGN UP FOR THIS YEAR’S ONLINE JOB & VETERANS FAIR: BRIDGE TO EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES.
This event will provide an online list of employers, available jobs, resources, & support services. This job fair will enable all seeking employment to connect directly with employers seeking employees to fill vacant positions. By clicking on the individual web links, job seekers can reach the company directly that they are interested in and inquire about the employment opportunities.
- VIEW LINKS TO MANY JOBS & CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
- VIEW AVAILABLE JOB OPENINGS
- CONNECT DIRECTLY TO A COMPANY
- VIEW SPECIAL PROGRAMS & RESOURCES
Let us help you find the perfect match.
Open to Everyone, Especially Our Veterans.
NYS Emergency Preparedness Workshops
Centennial Park Rehabilitation Project
A centerpiece of Legislator Kevan Abrahams comprehensive plan is the long-awaited rehabilitation of Roosevelt’s Centennial Park.
The County has committed $7.8 million toward the project, which will yield a miniature turf soccer pitch field; resurfaced and renovated basketball (3), tennis and handball courts; a rebuilt playground with age- specific play areas; an exercise path with outdoor exercise equipment; and a state-of-the-art splash pad spray park; fencing, seating; plantings; energy-efficient lighting; and more.
Click the link below to see the plan.
Centennial Park Rehab Plan
- Rules - Ranking
- Budget Review - Ranking
- Minority Affairs
Kevan Abrahams (D-Hempstead) has served as a Nassau County Legislator in the 1st Legislative District, after decisively winning his seat with a resounding victory in 2002. When first elected in 2002, Abrahams was the youngest legislator ever elected to the Nassau County Legislature.
Since his election, Legislator Abrahams has made the needs of his communities his top priority, in particular highlighting problems regarding the stabilization of property taxes, addressing healthcare stabilization, funding for after-school programs, gangs and gang violence prevention. Abrahams has hosted several informational forums to give county officials and community leaders a first-hand look into the world of gangs and gang violence. He has also advocated for and supported additional funding to address this problem.
During each and every budget process during his tenure, Legislator Abrahams has led the way to reduce funding cuts to social service, youth, community health and senior programs. Abrahams was also the lead sponsor for the a local law that would restricted registered sex offenders from living near schools and parks or playgrounds. That law gave Nassau County one of the strictest sex offender laws on the books in the entire state.
“This law was to ensure that the county’s vulnerable children were not victimized by repeat sex offenders,” said Legislator Abrahams. “Up until now registered sex offenders could be released from jail and move right next to a school or park, even if their original crime was committed at a similar site.”
He was a leader in securing a $50 million environmental bond in 2005 and a $100 million environmental bond approved by the voters in 2006. These two bonds provide funds to preserve the few open spaces left in Nassau County, and will ensure that future generations have natural areas to explore.
Among his top priorities, Abrahams counts quality of life issues and child care issues. He was instrumental in the passage of Tobacco 19, a local law that raised the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 19 in an effort to keep cigarettes off high school campuses.
The legislator, also in recent years, approved a “living wage” law that increased wages for workers contracted by the county to $9.50, starting in 2007. Increases followed in 2008 to $10.50 an hour and rose to $12.50 an hour in 2010. Supporters of the law included many labor groups representing home health care workers, and the Long Island Progressive Coalition. The bill was signed into law on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2006.
Abrahams was also instrumental in the passing of a bill providing a partial tax exemption for qualified first-time home buyers in Nassau County. The bill will provide a break on property tax bills for the first five years.
The legislator also voiced his support for a bill aimed at warning consumers of the adult, and often violent, content of certain video games.
For the fourth straight year, the Legislature approved a “no tax increase” budget for Nassau county taxpayers, and added belt-tightening measures for county departments while funding programs that benefit the County’s neediest residents.
Just a month after taking office, Legislator Abrahams approved a bill for contractors wishing to do business with the county, in which the county is required to use its “best efforts” to use minority and women-owned businesses for at least 15 percent of the contracted amount.
“I believe that Nassau County must take the lead in encouraging minority and women-owned businesses to participate in the bidding process for County contracts,” said Abrahams. “It is my belief that every member of a community should feel included in the governmental contract process.”
A dynamic, compassionate and forward-thinking young lawmaker, Abrahams was named as one of Ebony Magazine’s (February 2004 Edition) “30 Leaders who are 30 and Under” as well as Long Island Business News’ “One of Long Island’s 40 Rising Stars Under The Age of 40 for 2010.”
Abrahams joined the County Legislature staff as Deputy Finance Director in 2000, eventually moving up to the position of Finance Director. He brings with him a wealth of government experience and has served as a legislative assistant and Deputy District Director for Congressman Floyd H. Flake and as a District Representative for Carolyn McCarthy. Abrahams also worked in the private sector as a Financial Analyst for Astoria Federal Savings Bank. Abrahams holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Queens College and also attended Baruch College’s MBA Program.
Abrahams is married and has two children.