Housing

Telling Immigrant Stories in ‘(Dis)Placed in Sunset Park’

Telling Immigrant Stories in ‘(Dis)Placed in Sunset Park’

Brooklyn, East Asian, Housing, Latino, Video September 24, 2018 at 2:43 pm

Artist Betty Yu speaks to SinoVision English Channel about her multimedia project which uses augmented reality to help preserve the stories of immigrant communities impacted by gentrification in Sunset Park.

Marlene Saunders (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Brooklyn Homeowners Hit with Surprise Seizure Notices

Brooklyn, Housing September 21, 2018 at 9:10 pm

Kings County Politics reports on two instances of property being improperly seized from mortgage-free homeowners under the city’s Third Party Transfer Program.

Tarry Hum standing by the blueprint for the Sunset Park development. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Development Plans for Sunset Park Opposed

Brooklyn, Business, East Asian, Housing, Real Estate September 10, 2018 at 5:11 pm

A large-scale development could bring problems to Sunset Park, opponents say, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Opinion: How a Draft Federal Rule Could Hurt Immigrant Families

Opinion: How a Draft Federal Rule Could Hurt Immigrant Families

Featured Posts, Health, Housing, Immigration, Opinion, Women, Youth August 30, 2018 at 4:35 pm

A proposed rule from the Department of Homeland Security could have a chilling effect on the use of public benefits by immigrants and their U.S.-born family members.

Frank González, with community organizer Joe Loonan. Crown Heights tenants organize to reclaim their rights. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Crown Heights Tenants Unionize to Demand Repairs

Brooklyn, Housing August 14, 2018 at 2:44 pm

The mostly Hispanic residents of a series of buildings in Crown Heights have created a tenants organization, an increasingly common practice for immigrants fighting owner neglect, discrimination and displacement, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Inwood rezoning protest on Aug. 6 (Screen shot via City Limits video)

Protest in Inwood Ahead of Council’s Rezoning Vote

Housing, Manhattan August 7, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Days before the City Council votes on the contentious Inwood rezoning proposal, hundreds turned out in protest, reports City Limits in video coverage of the demonstration.

Luz García, Inwood resident. (Photo via El Diario)

Why Hispanic Residents Need Help to Remain Uptown

Dominican, Housing, Latino, Manhattan July 25, 2018 at 10:38 pm

As the city launches an anti-displacement pilot program uptown, a Dominican family reflects on how difficult it is to retain rent-stabilized apartments in Washington Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

At NYCHA’s Bailey Houses, Quality of Life Impacts Mental Health

At NYCHA’s Bailey Houses, Quality of Life Impacts Mental Health

Bronx, Featured Posts, Health, Housing July 17, 2018 at 3:41 pm

Residents and experts discuss how living conditions in NYCHA buildings hurt mental health.

Washington Heights and Inwood have a high concentration of Dominican families living in rent stabilized apartments. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

A ‘Gentrification Tax’?

Dominican, Housing, Manhattan July 9, 2018 at 5:52 pm

A report by the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute recommends applying a tax on the new value of buildings in gentrified areas of Washington Heights and Inwood, to prevent displacement, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A Puerto Rican family who took refuge in a New York hotel after fleeing Hurricane María. (Photo via El Diario)

As FEMA Help Runs Out, City Offers Shelter to María Victims

Government, Housing, New York, Puerto Rican June 28, 2018 at 4:50 pm

The de Blasio administration announced that hundreds of Puerto Rican María survivors will be relocated to hotels and shelters after a FEMA assistance program comes to an end, but some decry the lack of a permanent solution, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

José Antonio Ventura and his son, Carlos. Tenants of 331 Keap St., Brooklyn, complain about landlord harassment. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Los Sures’ Tenants Unite to Fight Evictions

Brooklyn, Housing, Latino June 18, 2018 at 5:31 pm

A group of Hispanic tenants in South Williamsburg is teaming up with lawyers, community groups and elected officials to confront increasing cases of landlord harassment and eviction, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Andrea Tejeda, 26, feeds her 4-year-old daughter, Jadieliz Padilla.  Limited food and cooking facilities are available in a Manhattan hotel where they are living. (Photo by Maite H. Mateo via Feet in 2 Worlds)

What Next for Hurricane María Evacuees?

Housing, New York, Puerto Rican June 12, 2018 at 12:54 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds looks at the longer-term prospects for housing Puerto Ricans who left the island for NYC and other locations after Hurricane María.

Hotel RL in Bushwick displays the blending of art and commerce.
(Photo via BK Reader)

Do Beautiful Murals Boost Housing Prices?

Brooklyn, Culture, Housing June 7, 2018 at 5:41 pm

BK Reader explores the link between wall art in Bushwick and gentrification.

Resident Teresa González. Income-based rents for NYCHA low-income apartments may go up to 35 percent. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYCHA Tenants Fear Rent Hike Will Leave Them Homeless

Government, Housing, New York April 27, 2018 at 5:01 pm

HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s proposal to raise public housing rents has alarmed New York tenants, many of them Hispanic, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Immigrant Tenants in Bushwick Organize against Landlord

Immigrant Tenants in Bushwick Organize against Landlord

Brooklyn, Housing, Immigration, Video April 20, 2018 at 2:34 pm

A BRIC TV video follows the plight of immigrant residents of a Bushwick apartment in disrepair who come together to take their landlord to court.