NYC Public Advocate Supports Asthma Free Bill

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… New York City Housing Authority the “biggest slum lords in America”… – Michelle Holmes

On the second day of Harlem-based WE ACT’S, New York City Healthy Homes Summit, after an emotional appeal from WE ACT Member/ NYCHA tenant Michelle Holmes, New York City Public Advocate Letitia James announced that she would be supporting the Asthma Free Homes Bill (Intro 385). Continue Reading →

Who Can You Trust, NYCHA Tricked Residents Out Of $94G

nycha26n-1-webA New York City Housing Authority staffer tricked three residents of the Jefferson Houses in East Harlem into giving her rent checks she then pocketed, prosecutors said Thursday. Continue Reading →

Benefits! What benefits? Harlem Tenants Clueless On Columbia $3M

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NYDaily News reports that Columbia University established a $3 million fund for the Grant and Manhattanville Houses in Harlem, but five years later only $85,000 has been tapped and residents say they had no clue the dough was available. Continue Reading →

10 Years Later, Harlem Scaffolding Still A Problem

harlem building eye sore in communityThe NY Times reports that most nights, Roy Scott Jr. sleeps in a wheelchair, with his left arm draped over a blue scaffolding pipe, his graying curls shielded from rain by the rusting planks overhead. Continue Reading →

Harlem Public Housing Needs Billion$ To Make Repairs

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It’s also noteworthy that federal law prohibits local governments from building more public housing than already exists.

Gothamist reports that the devolving public housing situation in NYC is just getting worse, and the New York City Housing Authority requires an injection of about $18 billion just to make necessary repairs that’ll keep desperately needed housing stock habitable. Continue Reading →

Over 100 Arrested in Largest Harlem Gang Bust Ever [update]

harlem gang bustMore than 100 members of three feuding gangs were arrested in Harlem for killings and gun violence on Wednesday in what was described as the largest indictment of gang members in New York City’s history, authorities said. Continue Reading →

NYCHA Begins Reno At Randolph Houses

randolph housesNearly ten years ago, the New York City Housing Authority relocated tenants in Harlem’s Randolph Houses, telling them that the buildings were going to be renovated, but nothing ever happened and the dilapidate 19th century structures continued to decay. Continue Reading →

Supporting Organizations That Support Black Writers

medger evers photoI am a black writer, who is now, hoping/working for a career as an author. Though my drive was fueled by passion and not money, now I am hoping for this to become a lucrative career. Book Publishing is a business, and I hope to earn money, lots of it. Continue Reading →

NYCHA Free of Financial Handcuffs

trash dumps in central harlemIn Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “tale of two cities,” New York’s public housing projects clearly stood as a city of have-nots and a tale of woe. Continue Reading →