Washington Heights elected officials and residents denounced landlords who keep their apartments empty as a dirty tactic to end affordable housing, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Steven Banks, New York City commissioner of the Department of Social Services, told community and ethnic reporters Oct. 19 at a briefing at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism that the city had succeeded in stopping the trajectory of growth in homelessness.
El Diario/La Prensa interviews tenants of the city’s “worst landlords” according to a list of the worst buildings in every borough published by the public advocate.
Some residents and workers oppose rezoning and housing plans on the Bronx’s Jerome Avenue claiming that they will harm its long-established auto-repair businesses, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
The founders of Chinatown Art Brigade, a cultural collective responsible for recent nighttime projections in the neighborhood, speak to Bowery Boogie about their efforts to stop the gentrification of Chinatown.
On Sept. 29, residents and activists rallied to voice concerns about the city’s plans for rezoning Jerome Avenue in the Bronx, reports The Hunts Point Express.
Community Board 3’s Land Use Committee heard from city planners recently, while local residents protested for greater inclusion, City Limits reports.
The quick disappearance of affordable housing in East Harlem has a negative impact on the general well-being of its residents, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Chinese tenants recently protested against harassment by their landlords, Sing Tao Daily reports.
Bronx residents are pleased that the City Council approved the La Central development, which will create 992 new apartments on a vacant lot in the Melrose area, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
As the city has helped more than 4,300 homeless families find a home in the last two years, residents in some areas say that many of the beneficiaries have drug problems and are violent, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
The de Blasio administration’s legal assistance plan has allowed a greater percent of people facing eviction to have lawyers in housing court, but many others are still unsupported, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Korean seniors have the highest uninsured health coverage rate among Asian seniors, according to a new study from the the Asian American Federation. Korea Daily reports on various findings from the study.
Hundreds of tenants, especially Hispanics, are hoping for the passage of a bill guaranteeing attorneys to low-income tenants facing eviction, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
A new mapping tool can help housing justice advocates in Brooklyn’s Bushwick, reports Bushwick Daily.