Housing

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.

Community members march in East Harlem. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

El Barrio Residents March for ‘Truly Affordable’ Housing

Housing, Manhattan August 18, 2016 at 2:59 pm

A new housing development in East Harlem to be located on the site of a 111th Street park has prompted protests that it is not truly affordable to low-income neighbors, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Korea Daily)

One Korean Homeless Shelter Left in NYC

Housing, Religion, Social Services August 17, 2016 at 6:08 pm

The number of shelters serving Korean homeless people has dwindled to just one, Jesus Love House Mission in Flushing. Korea Daily speaks to homeless Koreans and the pastors who have run shelters in the community.

Neighbors near Sherman Avenue. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Residents’ Pressure Stop Sherman Plaza Rezoning Project

Housing, Manhattan August 17, 2016 at 4:57 pm

The City Council turned down an Upper Manhattan rezoning project after residents complained that the 15-story building would hike up prices and rentals in the area, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Eduardo Cruz, 35, said he won’t sell his house because he’s keeping it for his children. (Photo by Annie Nova via Mott Haven Herald)

Is the South Bronx the ‘Upcoming Bushwick’?

Bronx, Housing August 9, 2016 at 1:16 pm

Homeowners in Mott Haven, Port Morris, and Melrose are being inundated with calls from realtors offering to buy them out, reports Mott Haven Herald in a story that examines the rising property values in the South Bronx and how the situation affects tenants.

Opponents of the Sherman Plaza development in Inwood. (Facebook photo via Manhattan Times)

Opposing a New Development in Inwood

Government, Housing, Manhattan July 25, 2016 at 5:21 pm

Community members continue to oppose the development of a mixed-use apartment building in Inwood, the first planned project under Mayor de Blasio’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing rezoning plan, Manhattan Times reports.

Bolek Ryzinski at his desk, in front of a painting by Danish artist Peter Ravn. (Photo by Aleksandra Slabisz for Voices of NY)

From the West Side to East Harlem, a Polish Builder Makes His Mark

Polish architect Bolek Ryzinski has been renovating, restoring and building across New York City for many years.

Letitia James (Photo by Matthew Cohen via V Novom Svete)

The Public Advocate Meets with the Russian Community

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James met with members of the Russian-speaking community in Coney Island recently, V Novom Svete reports.

Theatre of the Oppressed NYC on the steps of City Hall (Photo by Jarrett Lyons via City Limits)

Fighting Homelessness via Theater

Culture, Government, Housing, LGBTQ, New York May 26, 2016 at 2:39 pm

City Limits reports on the group Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, which recently performed works about homelessness, then worked to help craft some specific solutions.

Community gardens may become extinct due to plans to build more affordable housing in East Harlem. Pictured, the corner of Park Avenue and 111th St. in El Barrio. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Will Affordable Housing Mean Fewer Community Gardens?

Housing, Latino, Manhattan, New York May 3, 2016 at 2:32 pm

Community activists complain that a number of East Harlem community gardens will be eliminated as the city plans to use them to build affordable housing, El Diario/La Prensa reports.