New York NY USA – June 25, 2022. An empty playground in the NYCHA Elliot Houses in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York. (Shutterstock) By Natalie Rash, Gotham Gazette New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Chair and CEO Greg Russ spoke at some length Thursday morning about the recently-passed New York City Public Housing Preservation […]
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.
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 […]
The governor said she would replace the controversial tax abatement with something better, but its bones are the same.
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 […]
By Clifford Michel, THE CITY The real estate industry is pushing back on a state bill that would limit rent hikes and ensure lease renewals for over a million tenants — launching a house-to-house phone campaign to rally the public against the protections. A new group called Homeowners for an Affordable New York is calling […]
By Javier Lopez, Center NYC Where we live dictates so much of our daily lives. Does the availability, stability, and quality of housing impact an individual’s or a community’s health? Intuitively we should all say yes. And data and research support this lived experience. Observational studies have shown that being without a stable home is […]
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, […]
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 […]
Rental assistance to prevent evictions is an allowable use of the $7 billion in HUD CARES Act 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) […]
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 […]
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 […]