Council Member Ydanis Rodríguez, Senator Adriano Espaillat and elected Assembly Member Carmen de la Rosa met with tenants living at 78 Thayer Street in Upper Manhattan to make their claim. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Uptown Landlords Accused of Warehousing Apartments

Housing, Latino, Manhattan October 20, 2016 at 3:31 pm

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, NYC Commissioner of the Department of Social Services at the Oct. 19 briefing at the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism (Photo by Julius Motal for CCEM)

Stopping the Growth Trajectory in NYC Homeless

Government, Housing, New York, Social Services October 19, 2016 at 5:50 pm

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.

Yoselyn Gómez lives in the fourth-worst-landlord’s building. (Photo via El Diario)

Living as Tenants of New York’s ‘Worst Landlords’

Housing, New York October 14, 2016 at 5:55 pm

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.

Wellington La Luz says that Bill de Blasio´s rezoning plans in the Bronx´ Jerome Ave. will leave many small businesses in the area out of business. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Jerome Avenue Small Businesses Oppose Rezoning Plans

Bronx, Business, Housing October 12, 2016 at 2:54 pm

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.

(Photo by Mike Hong via Bowery Boogie)

Illuminating Chinatown With Anti-Gentrification Messages

Housing, Manhattan October 11, 2016 at 5:41 pm

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.

Protesters rally against the city’s Jerome Ave. rezoning plans on Sept. 29. (Photo by Noah Stein via Hunts Point Express)

Protesting Jerome Avenue Rezoning

Bronx, Housing October 4, 2016 at 2:19 pm

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.

Protesters outside the meeting chanted in English, Spanish and Cantonese. (Photo by Janaki Chadha in City Limits)

Aiming to Protect Lower Manhattan Residents in Rezoning

Business, Housing, Immigration, Manhattan October 3, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Community Board 3’s Land Use Committee heard from city planners recently, while local residents protested for greater inclusion, City Limits reports.

María, originally from Mexico, has been close to losing the apartment where she has lived for 11 years due to her landlord’s constant harassment and eviction attempts. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Disappearing Housing Affects the Health of El Barrio Residents

Health, Housing, Manhattan September 30, 2016 at 12:50 pm

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.

Tenants in chinatown protest harassment by landlords on the pretext of "renovation." (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinatown Tenants Fight Against Eviction

East Asian, Housing, New York September 27, 2016 at 11:11 am

Chinese tenants recently protested against harassment by their landlords, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Nancy Román and her son Jacob. New plans to build housing in South Bronx. Bergen Avenue, between East 152nd and 153rd Streets, where the 99,000-square-foot complex will be erected. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Bronx Residents Applaud Affordable Housing Construction

Bronx, Housing September 16, 2016 at 4:24 pm

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.

Maritza Delgado and Miguel Bergonza talk about the conditions at their Sheridan Avenue building. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Tenants Complain About Relocated Homeless Families

Bronx, Government, Housing September 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm

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.

Vilma Muñiz, with her daughters, at the press conference held in The Bronx. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Tenant Evictions Down 24 Percent

Bronx, Housing, Latino, New York, Social Services September 2, 2016 at 2:32 pm

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.

Howard Shih, research director of the Asian American Federation, discusses the group's study on Asian seniors in the city, (Photo via Korea Daily)

Asian Seniors in the City: A New Report

Asian, Health, Housing, Seniors September 1, 2016 at 12:01 pm

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.

Luciano Manzueta, who lives at 1225 Sherman Avenue, is at risk of eviction from his apartment. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Anxious Tenants Wait For Bill Providing Free Legal Help

Bronx, Government, Housing, Latino August 23, 2016 at 3:30 pm

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.

Screen shot characterizing land use for different properties in Bushwick. (From the North West Bushwick Community Map)

Mapping for Housing Justice in Bushwick

Brooklyn, Housing August 22, 2016 at 2:48 pm

A new mapping tool can help housing justice advocates in Brooklyn’s Bushwick, reports Bushwick Daily.