Housing

In 2016, the Community Education Council in Manhattan's District 3 approved a controversial school rezoning aimed in part at integrating schools. (photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

Linking Housing and School Desegregation

Education, Housing, New York November 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Chalkbeat discusses two small steps taken in New York to address housing as part of the effort to desegregate schools.

City Council member Alicka Amprey-Samuel addresses the Oct. 30 Sustaining Our Ground Community Empowerment Forum. (Photo by Jaymi Perkins via Kings County Politics)

‘Sustaining Our Ground’: Community Empowerment in Bed-Stuy

Brooklyn, Housing November 2, 2018 at 5:10 pm

Kings County Politics covered the Sustaining Our Ground Community Empowerment Forum this week held following numerous reports of city seizures of Black-owned properties.

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On the City Seizing Black-Owned Properties

Black, Brooklyn, Housing, Latino, Media, Video October 22, 2018 at 3:15 pm

Kings County Politics editor Stephen Witt speaks to BRIC TV about his publication’s series on the city taking property from Black and Latino owners in Brooklyn.

Residents outside 431 Bleecker St. speaking out against landlord harassment at an Oct. 17 rally. (Photo by Paul Stremple via Bklyner)

Tenants Organize, and Rally, in Bushwick

Brooklyn, Housing October 17, 2018 at 6:56 pm

Residents protested outside 431 Bleecker St. in yet another case of tenants in Bushwick organizing against their landlord, reports Bklyner.

19 Kingsland Avenue (Center) in East Williamsburg. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Housing Property Taken from ‘Working-Class Latinos’

Brooklyn, Housing, Latino October 10, 2018 at 12:48 pm

More properties are being transferred from their rightful owners to developers in Brooklyn, reports Kings County Politics.

Another Land Trust in the Bronx?

Another Land Trust in the Bronx?

Bronx, Housing October 1, 2018 at 5:02 pm

A local nonprofit in the Bronx wants to set up a land trust to avoid displacement along Southern Boulevard, reports Hunts Point Express.

At the Sept. 22 unveiling of the Bushwick Community Plan. (photo by Chase Bruch via Bklyner)

Rezoning, Bushwick-style?

Brooklyn, Housing September 26, 2018 at 5:11 pm

The Bushwick Community Plan is the result of four years of planning by community members.

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

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