Mayor Adams Opens Affordable Homes on Former Site of Spofford Juvenile Detention Center, Where He Was Once Held

First Residential Building of New Mixed-Use Development Includes 183 Deeply Affordable Homes and Cultural Arts Center, With Studio Space for Emerging Artists. Project Will Ultimately Deliver 740 Affordable Homes, Childcare, Wellness Facility, and Supermarket, Replacing Notorious Detention Facility Closed in 2011.

Mayor Adams Opens Affordable Homes on Former Site of Spofford Juvenile Detention Center, Where He Was Once Held

Rendering of The Peninsula campus on the site of the former Spofford Juvenile Detention Center in Hunts Point. Credit: WXY Studios NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today continued efforts to provide New Yorkers with affordable housing options by opening 183 deeply affordable units, in addition to a cultural arts center, on the former site […]

Hochul Proposes 421-a 2.0

The governor said she would replace the controversial tax abatement with something better, but its bones are the same.

Hochul Proposes 421-a 2.0

New York, NY – January 6, 2022: Governor Kathy Hochul speaks during joint press conference with mayor Eric Adams on Fulton Street Subway Station.  By Rebecca C. Lewis, City and State NY In her State of the State address, Gov. Kathy Hochul promised to end a controversial tax break to incentivize developers to build affordable […]

NYCHA Managers Allegedly Lied on Lead Cleanup Reports for Hundreds of Apartments. At Least 19 Kids in Those Units Were Poisoned by Lead

NYCHA Managers Allegedly Lied on Lead Cleanup Reports for Hundreds of Apartments. At Least 19 Kids in Those Units Were Poisoned by Lead

Views of New York City Housing Authority residences: Queensbridge, North America’s largest public housing development. – New York City – November 26, 2017 (Shutterstock) By Greg B. Smith, THE CITY At least 19 children contracted lead poisoning while living in public housing apartments that NYCHA supervisors falsely claimed had been properly cleaned of lead paint, […]

NYCHA’S Lead Paint Crisis Explodes as Known Number of Apartments Where Kids Risk Exposure Triples

NYCHA’S Lead Paint Crisis Explodes as Known Number of Apartments Where Kids Risk Exposure Triples

By Greg B. Smith, THE CITY Thousands more young children living in public housing were potentially exposed to lead poisoning than originally thought, officials revealed Thursday. The city’s public housing authority has determined that the number of apartments believed contaminated with lead paint that house children under age 6 is triple the number it previously […]

HUD Urges Localities To Prevent Evictions By Using Grant Funds

Rental assistance to prevent evictions is an allowable use of the $7 billion in HUD CARES Act funds

HUD Urges Localities To Prevent Evictions By Using Grant Funds

Sign in front of the Department of Housing and Urban Development in downtown Washington, DC on December 26, 2014. – WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 26 (Shutterstock)   WASHINGTON – Consistent with President Trump’s Executive Order “Fighting the Spread of COVID-19 by Providing Assistance to Renters and Homeowners”, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) […]

NYCHA Monitor, Mold Protections Vanish for Tenants Under Private Management

NYCHA Monitor, Mold Protections Vanish for Tenants Under Private Management

Linden Houses resident Tawana Myers says mold and other issues in her apartment exacerbate her asthma. Photo: Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY By Greg B. Smith, THE CITY Tawana Myers lives in a 10th-floor public housing apartment with her Yorkie, Casey, a row of silver oxygen tanks, a “No Smoking” sign on her door and a nebulizer with […]

Housing Bias Fight Carries On Case By Case While Citywide Response Waits

Housing Bias Fight Carries On Case By Case While Citywide Response Waits

A building in Borough Park, Brooklyn, where, a lawsuit says, black and white prospective tenants were treated differently. Photo: Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY By Claudia Irizarry Aponte, THE CITY When the Trump administration told cities in early 2018 they no longer had to develop plans ordered by the Obama White House to combat housing segregation, New York City […]