Tenants, activists and elected officials met in support of maintaining the de Blasio administration rent freeze, which has been challenged by a landlords group, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
The multimedia exhibition “Resilience / Resistance,” which runs through Jan. 22, examines the effects of displacement and gentrification through the works and stories of Chinatown residents, reports The Villager.
Aggrieved tenants of rent-controlled properties attended a town hall on Jan. 10 to urge that new legislation force the DOB to penalize landlords using “construction as harassment,” reports The Villager.
Residents, political leaders and the agency itself fear that the new government will cut part of the $2 billion the New York public housing program receives, to devastating effect, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Another election, new urban projects, and social, immigration and housing battles – El Diario La Prensa offers a list of challenges and goals for New York City in 2017.
El Diario/La Prensa interviews troubled tenants helped by the city’s Tenant Support Unit, which has contacted more than 110,000 households since it was created last year.
Protesters from neighborhoods across the city joined the Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side in front of City Hall to rally against the mayor’s rezoning plans, reports City Limits.
Locals voiced their opposition to a proposed shelter for mothers and their children at a public meeting attended by officials and the director of the nonprofit Women in Need, Christine Quinn, reports Bensonhurst Bean.
Tenants held a Halloween-style demonstration to demand that the City Council create tougher laws against landlord harassment, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
New York City Council member Ritchie Torres spoke with Feet in Two Worlds about the challenge of getting his constituents out to vote.
Protestors at City Hall on Oct. 20 demanded that the city reveal names of NYCHA properties slated for “infill” development, reports The Bronx Free Press.
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.