NYC Public Advocate Supports Asthma Free Bill

Letitia james with we act

… 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 →

Harlem Public Housing Needs Billion$ To Make Repairs

Philips Senior House

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 →

NYC: NYCHA Completes CCTV Installation

latestpix-linknewsThe New York City Housing Authority announced it has achieved its promised goal of completed installation of City Council-funded closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras by the end of 2013. Continue Reading →

In Public Housing, Units Languish in Limbo

vacancies-1-articleLargeTwo years ago, Chastity Ciprian said she asked about the two top-floor apartments, long vacant in her four-story building at Harlem River Houses, a public-housing project at the northern tip of Manhattan.
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