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Contaminated water tanks in NYCHA go unreported

As curtains continue to unveil illegal and potentially dangerous activity by the New York Housing Authority, attention is now being turned on water towers in public housing.

Smoke and mirrors: Smoking banned in NYCHA housing

Nonsmokers and reformed smokers often rail against walking through clouds of nicotine as they walk by public spaces. Residents in multi-dwelling buildings might quietly grumble as they breath in relentless second-hand smoke from their puffing and dragging neighbors.

Community leaders rally following white supremacist event at Manhattan park

Hundreds rallied at Fort Tryon Park just three days after a white supremacist group hung an anti-immigrant banner over the weekend.

Smoking ban in NYCHA starts, violators could lose apartments

It’s been several years since New Yorkers lost their right to smoke in city restaurants, but they were always free to smoke inside their own home; that all changed Monday for public housing residents.

NYCHA admits violating federal regulations

As the curtain continues to be raised on just how bad the New York City Housing Authority has been treating its residents, another bombshell dropped this week about the ongoing cover-ups.

NYC security deposit reforms proposed to protect tenants

New York City's comptroller called for caps on security deposits, saying that tenants in the city are spending too much, in a new report Sunday.

Local leaders take matters into own hands over lead paint issue

“NYCHA wasn’t transparent,” stated District 20 Senator Jesse Hamilton, speaking to the Amsterdam News. “Children had neurotoxins in their system… their cognitive ability was in jeopardy.”

More than 800 children poisoned by lead in NYCHA

As the federal government steps in to help the New York City Housing Authority, the curtain continues to reveal just how serious conditions are in public housing.

Delrawn Small family demands firing of officer Wayne Isaacs

Petitions were signed and calls for justice rang out at the New York Police Department Headquarters on the afternoon of July 2.

NYC announces new measures to reduce lead exposure risk in NYCHA homes

City officials announced new measures to reduce the lead exposure risk for children living in public housing.

From South Africa to Bed-Stuy, activists commemorate Soweto Day

The “We Ain’t Going Nowhere!” stop ethnic cleansing of the Black community campaign led by the December 12th Movement took to the streets of Brooklyn Saturday, June 16, in solidarity with the International Day Commemorating the Soweto Uprising.

Ethnic cleansing, aka gentrification, debate rages

Ethnic cleansing, an international human rights violation, is rapidly increasing. Omowale Clay, a member of the December 12th Movement, said, “Ethnic cleansing has always been the United States government tool to steal, murder and exploit us in a systematic way.”

Housing secretary Ben Carson will visit embattled NYCHA, local HUD official says

U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson will visit the New York City Housing Authority, an administrator with the department said Monday.

Over 30 Black citizens in Minneapolis get drug charges dropped

Thirty-one African Americans who were arrested and charged for small-scale marijuana sales have been discharged and 16 more are awaiting dismissal.

Feds step in to help NYCHA

The New York City Housing Authority received a long overdue payday this week as the city reached a $2 billion settlement with the federal government to repair the city’s crumbling public housing.

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