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Mayor de Blasio Turns 'Jekyll and Hyde' on City's Low-Income Families

Denise M. Miranda | Posted 04.07.2015 | New York
Denise M. Miranda

As Mayor de Blasio shared his vision for expanding New York City's affordable housing stock, many of us who have been involved in advocating for better housing conditions for the poor wondered, "affordable for whom?"

Christopher Mathias

Akai Gurley's Death Shines Harsh Light On Vertical Patrols In Public Housing

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.17.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- The stairways inside many of New York City’s public housing projects are dark when police patrol them, the lights in disrepair like so m...

Governor Cuomo Should Veto the Mold Legislation and Start From Square One

Elizabeth Glass Geltman | Posted 01.21.2015 | New York
Elizabeth Glass Geltman

Governor Cuomo should veto the legislation. A new mold bill should be written that includes stiff penalties. The bill should also require training of all mold workers, photographic documentation, and third party verification that mold remediation is properly completed.

Why Is Mayor De Blasio Breaking 4 Promises Within 400 Yards of His Own Home? Part Four: Low-Income Housing

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.07.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Yorkville and East Harlem already have some of the worst pollution and highest asthma rates in the city, and now 100 to 500 extra diesel trucks are going to roar through an entirely residential neighborhood to dump their loads in a stinking, two acre, heavy-duty industrial facility in front of public housing.

Using Technology to Combat Crime

Letitia James | Posted 10.25.2014 | New York
Letitia James

Our city has an opportunity to stand up for the 403,120 authorized residents of public housing by reducing gun violence and in turn reducing crime in NYCHA developments.

Steel One Day, Irony the Next

Matthew Chapman | Posted 09.10.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

If you live anywhere in the five boroughs you should ask yourself this: Why is Mayor de Blasio supporting this?

New York City Asked To Triple Affordable Housing For The Homeless

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact

As New York City's homeless crisis continues to reach record-setting heights, a group of council members are demanding the city triple the number of a...

Why Is New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Acting Like a Climate Change-Denying Republican?

Matthew Chapman | Posted 07.27.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Last week, seven people were arrested for protesting the building of a massive garbage transfer site in a flood zone in Yorkville. The garbage site is being built in the very heart of an entirely residential district opposite 1,000 units of public housing and next to an athletic field used by 34,000 city kids.

How NYCHA Can Create an Infill Plan That Works

Denise M. Miranda | Posted 04.30.2014 | New York
Denise M. Miranda

Thankfully, Mayor de Blasio trashed Bloomberg's ill-conceived plan. The logical question is: "What now?"

A New Day for NYCHA

Denise M. Miranda | Posted 04.07.2014 | New York
Denise M. Miranda

Today a husband, father and veteran of Operation Desert Storm is awakening to another day of a new, very personal war -- against New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).

NYCHA Ordered To Pay Single Mother $20,000 Over Cold Water

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.31.2013 | New York

Cheryl Brown and her three children were without hot water for two years in their East Harlem apartment. Adding injury to insult, The New York Daily N...

Bloomberg: Fingerprint Public Housing Residents

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 10.16.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City public housing tenants should be fingerprinted as a way of keeping criminals out of their buildings, Mayor Michael Bloomberg...

Gas Outage Hits NYCHA Complex Third Time In 18 Months

DNAinfo | Posted 07.29.2013 | New York

SOUTH WILLIAMSBURG — Dozens of public housing residents are struggling to get by without gas, in the third sustained outage in just 18 months at Sou...

WATCH: Mayoral Candidates Spend Night In Public Housing

Newsday | Posted 09.20.2013 | New York

Mold in the bathrooms and kitchens. Roaches and flies in the lobby. A sleepless night without air conditioning. Five mayoral Democratic candidates Su...

New York City and the Assault on Public Housing

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 07.01.2013 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

With income inequality in New York greater than anywhere else in the country, I for one would be doing everything to dispense crumbs to the poor, just to show that even though I have my own jet fleet, I still care about the less fortunate. But that's not what's happening.

Only Transparency and Oversight Can Save NYCHA

Denise M. Miranda | Posted 06.02.2013 | New York
Denise M. Miranda

It is a lack of transparency and oversight that has allowed a culture of neglect to flourish within NYCHA.

Heroes and Hope In Hotel Hell: The New Diaspora of Hurricane Sandy

Sandi Bachom | Posted 05.19.2013 | New York
Sandi Bachom

If there is a gift in all this, it's that these kids have a glimpse of a possibility of life past the projects.

Lucas Kavner

'Slow-Motion Katrina' For New York Public Housing Residents After Sandy

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 11.09.2012 | New York

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Ask anyone living in Cobble Hill or Carroll Gardens or Park Slope earlier this week, and they would tell you that they have power, h...

Timothy Stenovec

Brooklyn Residents: 'We Need Lights And Heat'

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.03.2012 | New York

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Each day since the hurricane, Sebrina Singley has trudged up a dozen flights of stairs, carrying food and water to her 12th floor ap...

The Subsidized Housing Search 'Maze'

NYCity News Service | Posted 01.22.2012 | New York
 NYCity News Service

Finding housing is a nightmare for any New Yorker, but the task can be particularly vexing for those seeking government-subsidized apartments. There ...

Violence Is Spiking In City's Housing Projects

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York housing projects experienced a steep rise in violence last year. A sharp spike in Bronx murders and Harlem shootings were primary causes of ...

Finally Some Good News on Public Housing

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

Taken alone, the population of the Housing Authority is equivalent to the entire population of the city of Atlanta, Georgia.

Page One Doesn't Reflect the Times

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

It would be nice to see a discussion about the serious implications this recession is having on those who aren't six-figure Wall Street types. It would be good for all New Yorkers.