Post Tagged with: "NYCHA"

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.

Milagros Valentín – “Millie,” who is 73 – says that her hypertension is under control thanks to what she has learned through the HHAP program. (Photo courtesy of the DOHMH via El Diario)

NYCHA Program Improves Health of Harlem Residents

Health, Latino, New York March 30, 2018 at 3:46 pm

Thanks to a program implemented in 2015, residents of five NYCHA housing projects in Harlem, many of them Latinos, reported better health, El Diario/La Prensa 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.

Shola Olatoye (Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

NYCHA’s Olatoye on Challenges

Housing, New York March 1, 2018 at 4:28 pm

NYCHA chair Shola Olatoye speaks with Amsterdam News about addressing issues in public housing.

Ritchie Torres (William Alatriste for New York City Council, via City Limits)

The Speaker Race: Torres and NextGen

Bronx, Housing, Latino, Politics November 1, 2017 at 5:05 pm

City Limits writes about Council member Ritchie Torres and his views on the NYCHA NextGen plan.

Guillerma Martínez (left) explains to Dominga Ortiz the effects of an asthma attack. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda)

Community Health in the Hands of Neighbors

Featured Posts, Health, Latino, New York, Video July 31, 2017 at 5:40 pm

Residents of NYCHA public housing receive training to raise awareness and help others stay healthy.

Recovery work from Hurricane Sandy has finally begun at NYCHA's Coney Island Houses (photo via Kings County Politics)

Sandy Recovery Work Begins at Coney Island Houses

Brooklyn, Environment, Housing May 25, 2017 at 4:28 pm

Work has begun at NYCHA’s Coney Island Houses to repair the buildings four and half years after Hurricane Sandy hit, and to protect the buildings against damage in future storms, Kings County Politics reports.

Resident Juana Narváez shows a picture of the mold in her cell phone. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

As NYCHA Residents Fume Over Mold, City Steps In

Housing, New York May 3, 2017 at 5:14 pm

NYCHA tenants frustrated by persistent mold issues are hopeful as the City Council introduces a new bill and the agency launches a pilot program to end the problem, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Brenda Temple has lived at Ocean Bay Apartments for nine years. (Photo by Kate Ryan for Voices of NY)

Breathing Room: the Fight to Protect NYCHA’s Green Spaces

Communities, Featured Posts, Housing, New York March 2, 2017 at 6:56 pm

Despite the objections of residents, the New York City Housing Authority is selling off green spaces and parking lots to developers to try to pay off a huge debt. Ground breaks on at least three major projects in the fall.

Lancelot Brown at his restaurant Jamaica Grill in Fort Greene. (Photo by Jordan Rathkopf via Brooklyn Daily)

NYCHA Business Program Graduate Opens Brooklyn Restaurant

Brooklyn, Business, Food May 11, 2016 at 12:38 pm

Lancelot Brown, who enrolled in the Food Business Pathways Program of the New York City Housing Authority, recently opened Jamaica Grill in Fort Greene, reports Brooklyn Daily.

Andrea de León and Luz Sánchez. Federal cuts to public housing residents imposed by new President Trump. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYCHA Residents Worried About Trump-Era Cuts

Government, Housing, New York January 9, 2017 at 5:42 pm

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.

Red Hook, Brooklyn (Photo by Axel Drainville, Creative Commons license)

Public Housing Four Years After Sandy

Environment, Government, New York November 3, 2016 at 4:50 pm

Four years after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of NYC, what is the state of some of the hardest hit NYCHA developments? Colorlines takes a look.

Furor Over ‘Infill’ Plan in Brooklyn

Furor Over ‘Infill’ Plan in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Housing, Video February 2, 2016 at 11:21 am

A video segment from BRIC TV on the infill plan captures the outcry of public housing residents in Brooklyn over the controversial program to build mixed-income housing on NYCHA property.

Protestors at the Oct. 20 City Hall rally. (Photo by Gregg McQueen for The Bronx Free Times)

Protesting Over NYCHA ‘Infill’ Development

Housing, New York October 27, 2016 at 3:34 pm

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.

Ritchie Torres (William Alatriste for New York City Council, via City Limits)

Envisioning Changes for Public Housing in NYC

Black, Bronx, Government, Housing, Latino November 19, 2015 at 4:41 pm

City Council member Ritchie Torres, who grew up in public housing in the Bronx, has embraced some controversial proposals to address NYCHA’s problems, writes City Limits.