Housing

Consul General Huang Ping (second from left), Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and CCA President Ning Yuan (Photo by Lan My via World Journal)

China Developer Sees No Trade War-Related Tension in US

Housing, Metro Area May 17, 2019 at 5:55 pm

Amid the trade war between China and the U.S., a luxury residential building in Yonkers developed by a Chinese company with the support of the local government, opened to great fanfare, reports World Journal.

Hispanic Fulton Houses residents weigh in on the mayor’s plan to tear down and rebuild some buildings. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYCHA Residents Wary of Chelsea Private Rebuilding Plans

Housing, Manhattan April 26, 2019 at 4:49 pm

Plans to demolish part of NYCHA’s Fulton Houses in Chelsea to build new housing with private investment has longtime Hispanic residents worried about displacement, El Diario La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Sadef Ali Kully)

City’s Bushwick Rezoning Plan Unveiled

Brooklyn, Housing April 24, 2019 at 3:37 pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle and City Limits write about the mixed reception for the city’s rezoning proposal for Bushwick.

Tenants from Brooklyn to Buffalo are facing rent increases, abusive landlords and an extreme shortage of affordable housing. (Photo via El Diario)

Report: Tenant Laws Fail to Protect New York Immigrants

Housing, New York April 19, 2019 at 3:40 pm

According to a Make the Road New York report, New York’s current tenant laws leave immigrants vulnerable to abusive landlords, a pattern that appears also in the suburbs and the rest of the state, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Tomashi Jackson (Photo by Tsubasa Berg via KCP)

Property Seizure Series Inspires Artwork

Black, Brooklyn, Housing April 19, 2019 at 12:44 pm

A Kings County Politics investigation into the city seizing property from predominantly Black owners has inspired artist Tomashi Jackson to draw parallels between present-day central Brooklyn and Seneca Village in the mid-1800s.

Marta Martinez in her home in Queens. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Activists: Expand Law That Led to Drop in Evictions

Government, Housing, New York April 11, 2019 at 11:48 am

With the “Right to Counsel” law being credited for a large drop in evictions in the city, Hispanic organizations are asking the mayor to expand the program, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Bernell Grier, the executive director of IMPACCT Brooklyn. (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Fighting Gentrification and Making an IMPACCT

Brooklyn, Housing April 9, 2019 at 6:42 pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle speaks to Bernell Grier, the executive director of IMPACCT Brooklyn, a housing advocacy organization marking 55 years.

A six-alarm fire damaged the apartment building at 702 44th Street in Sunset Park on April 3. (Photo by Jieen Yan via World Journal)

Bleak Times Ahead for Victims of Sunset Park Fire

Brooklyn, East Asian, Housing April 8, 2019 at 3:44 pm

Many of the Chinese residents who lost their homes after a massive fire in Sunset Park are encountering problems when applying for assistance, finds World Journal.

The tenants of 25 MacDonough St. are angered that the city has not been forthcoming about the takeover of the building and several told KCP they were never given proper notice that the city took it. (Photo by Tsubasa Berg via Kings County Politics)

City Ordered to Return Seized Properties Back to Owners

Black, Brooklyn, Housing, Latino March 29, 2019 at 5:43 pm

The city’s seizure of six properties in central Brooklyn has been ruled unconstitutional, “restoring millions of dollars of intergenerational wealth in the Black and Latino community,” writes Kings County Politics.

A local resident asking NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer a question about HPD at the Bed-Stuy community town hall. (Photo by Susan Watts/NYC Comptroller’s office, via Kings County Politics)

Another Program Reducing Black Home Ownership?

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Housing March 28, 2019 at 5:20 pm

Brooklyn residents say that Black-owned properties are being seized through yet another NYC Housing Preservation Department program, reports Kings County Politics.

Cordelia Henkis, a resident of one of WIN’s shelters in Brooklyn. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Employed but Homeless: The New Face of NYC’s Housing Crisis

Housing, New York, Women March 27, 2019 at 4:57 pm

According to a shelter organization, entire families who seek refuge in spite of having a working adult – often immigrant mothers – who cannot afford to pay rent are the new face of homelessness in New York, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Bonifacio de la Rosa, part of a group of 371 South 5th St. Brooklyn tenants who are protesting preferential rent laws. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Facing Sudden Hikes, Tenants Call for Preferential Rent Reform

Brooklyn, Housing, Latino March 20, 2019 at 5:28 pm

A group of Hispanic tenants in Brooklyn who are experiencing sudden hikes in their preferential rent apartments started a rent strike and are joining activists and elected officials in calling for more protections for New York state tenants, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Johana Ibarra, a Lower Manhattan building resident, asked the city for more action against abusive landlords. (Photo via El Diario)

City Gets Bad Grades on Pro-Tenants’ Laws Implementation

Housing, New York March 18, 2019 at 5:32 pm

Two years after the de Blasio administration implemented sweeping protections against tenant abuse, elected officials and community organizations say enforcement has been disappointing, El Diario La Prensa reports.

The 2010 Grand st. fire. (Photo via World Journal)

Victims of Grand Street Fire Receive Compensation after Eight Years

East Asian, History, Housing, Manhattan February 7, 2019 at 4:33 pm

After eight years, victims and their families received compensation for the fire that engulfed their homes on Grand Street, World Journal reports.

Sadef Ali Kully

Members of the coalition supporting the inclusion of racial-impact assessment in the environmental review process, including State Sen. Julia Salazar (at far right) and Assemblywoman Maritza Davila (in grey coat) rally on Sunday.

Proposing a Study of Racial Impact in Rezonings

Brooklyn, Housing, New York January 16, 2019 at 4:59 pm

Public officials and community advocates called on the city to include a racial impact study as part of the review conducted prior to neighborhood rezonings, report City Limits and Kings County Politics.

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