Housing

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.

Concerns arise due to Williamsburg’s Broadway Triangle renewal plan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Fearing Displacement, Latinos Slam Broadway Triangle Rezoning

Brooklyn, Housing, Jewish, Latino April 17, 2018 at 5:34 pm

As housing activists have temporarily forced developers to halt construction of 1,200 apartments in Williamsburg’s Broadway Triangle, residents and activists fear that the project will worsen the displacement of Hispanic families, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A Twelve-Step Plan to Desegregate NYC

A Twelve-Step Plan to Desegregate NYC

Black, Demographics, Education, Housing, New York April 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm

NYC Council member Brad Lander has co-authored a report recommending 12 steps to begin to desegregate NYC, City Limits reports.

NYC Commission on Human Rights Specialist Abraham Tejeda leading a workshop. (Photo by William Engel via Kings County Politics

Lending a ‘Legal Hand’ Against Discrimination

Brooklyn, Housing, Immigration, Queens April 11, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Kings County Politics covers legal workshops on housing offered by the volunteer organization Legal Hand.

Jerome Ave. small business owner Benito Almonte. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Local Businesses Alarmed by Jerome Rezoning

Bronx, Business, Housing, Latino March 23, 2018 at 4:42 pm

As the City Council approved the Jerome Ave. rezoning plan, mostly Hispanic small business owners and employees worried that they will not get enough help to relocate, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Manhattan Borough Presdient Gale Brewer with Congressman Adriano Espaillat on March 18. (Screen shot from video by Sherry Mazzocchi and Michael Scully via Manhattan Times)

Espaillat’s Walking Tour of Inwood

Business, Housing, Manhattan, Real Estate March 23, 2018 at 3:21 pm

Inwood resident Congressman Adriano Espaillat gave a walking tour of the area on March 18, pointing out lots that could be developed for affordable housing, reports Manhattan Times.

“Six months later, our island is still in crisis,” said José López, Organizing Director of Make the Road New York (MRNY). (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Six Months after María, Urging Action

Health, Housing, New York, Puerto Rican March 23, 2018 at 2:40 pm

Make the Road NY and families from Puerto Rico urged more government action to alleviate still-desperate conditions on the island, Manhattan Times reports.

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, at the March 8 Newsmakers briefing at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, with Errol Louis, CUNY J-school professor and NY1 political correspondent (Photo by Marco Poggio for the Center for the Community and Ethnic Media)

Council Speaker Johnson Addresses Ethnic Media

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson met with the community and ethnic press at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism March 8.

Carmen Vega-Rivera is one of several hundred activists fighting for deeper affordability along Jerome Avenue.
(Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

Examining the Potential Impact of Jerome Ave. Rezoning

Bronx, Business, Housing March 7, 2018 at 2:59 pm

Norwood News explores how rezoning might change the Jerome Avenue corridor of the Bronx.

529 Monroe St. in Brooklyn (Photo by Kadia Goba via Kings County Politics)

The City, a City Contractor, and an Illegally Converted SRO

Brooklyn, Housing March 7, 2018 at 11:47 am

Kings County Politics reports that the city has pulled residents out of a building illegally converted to an SRO, where a city contractor had earlier placed the homeless individuals.

Home Owners’ Loan Corp., used what many historians believe were racist guidelines when appraising areas, a practice known as "redlining." (Photo by Aaron Mayorga via The Riverdale Press)

Showing Redlining’s Impact in the Bronx

Bronx, History, Housing March 5, 2018 at 4:08 pm

The discriminatory practice of redlining and its impact in the Bronx is explored in a new interactive exhibit, reports The Riverdale Press.