Longtime residents of the Lower East Side and Chinatown called for protective zoning and voiced fears of displacement as they rallied near the site of a planned 72-story apartment tower, reports The Villager.
NYC activists will travel to Spain again in November to learn organizing tips from their counterparts, who recently won municipal elections in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia and elsewhere.
The East New York rezoning proposal has yet to be approved, but it is coming under fire for a number of reasons, City Limits reports.
Protesters want a new developer in Bushwick to include more affordable housing, Greenpoint Gazette reports.
A rent freeze may help, but for the majority of tenants in New York City’s rent-stabilized units, housing costs remain burdensome.
The Build It Back program finally seems to be making progress, reports The Wave.
Tenants are worried as nearly 100,000 housing units in the five boroughs are about to be deregulated, El Diario reports.
Concerned and skeptical Flushing residents raised questions about a waterfront rezoning plan at a recent city planning meeting, reports Queens Chronicle.
City politicians and tenant leaders assess the 10-year plan to turn NYCHA’s finances around, City Limits reports.
Around 3,000 people participated on Thursday in a demonstration to put pressure on Albany to improve affordable housing laws, El Diario reports.
Hundreds of residents demand more affordable housing in East New York before rezoning plans are unveiled, El Diario reports.
City Limits assesses NYCHA tenant associations and their prospects for civic engagement.
The election of Carmen “Julie” Mercado as president of the Fort Independence Houses Tenants’ Association makes her the first leader of Hispanic background at the Bronx housing development, reports The Riverdale Press.
A photography project that put cameras in the hands of public housing residents, most of them young people, has culminated in the upcoming release of “Project Lives,” reports The Brooklyn Paper.
This week’s “Independent Sources”: Tech startups head to Port Morris and hire locals; yoga as therapy for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse; and an East Harlem school building turned affordable housing unit for low-income artists.