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Justice at last for Laquan McDonald

For nearly four years, the family of Laquan McDonald has waited for justice.

Government-supported race discrimination suppressing Black homeownership

Despite the fact that the Fair Housing Act was passed by Congress more than 50 years ago, evidence now reveals that government-supported racial discrimination in home buying remains rampant across the U.S.—yet, with little legislative remedy or recourse.

Activists who are women of color march to fight against the Hyde Amendment

The date Sept. 30 marked 42 years since the passage of the Hyde Amendment, prompting activists who are women of color to march calling for an end to bans on abortion coverage. Activists in 23 states organized 55 events in ...

NYCHA tenants testify in federal court

As NYCHA’s ongoing saga continues, residents living in public housing continue their plea for the city to fix the numerous problems.

City defends program that seizes property of homeowners

A city program designed to seize distressed properties faces criticism after reports of homeowners being kicked out of their living spaces. But the city thinks the criticism is unjustified.

Weekly protest in Newark honors Colin Kaepernick

Social justice organization the People’s Organization for Progress honored Colin Kaepernick during their weekly Justice Monday rally against police brutality in Newark.

Report: Rents in NYC dipped the past month, but not enough of a reprieve for tenants

A new report from a platform that connects renters with apartment listings showed a monthly dip in rent for an average New York City apartment. But it’s not enough to make a dent for the average resident.

Fears loom over lead poisoning and Legionnaires’ disease in NYCHA

Fears of lead poisoning and Legionnaires’ disease take center stage in the ongoing saga of problems that continue to consume the New York City Housing Authority.

Mortgage industry leaves millions of prospective homebuyers on the table

The home mortgage industry across the U.S., now on “sound footing” since the crisis of 2007, is still leaving prospective homeowners behind, according to a recent Harvard University study.

Several cases of Legionnaires’ disease confirmed at NYCHA buildings in the Bronx and Harlem

Barbara Luray is the president of the Fort Independence Houses in the Bronx and she says she's afraid to use the water in her bathroom after two cases of Legionnaires' disease were confirmed in her building.

More than 1,100 kids living in NYCHA tested positive for high levels of lead

More than 1,100 children living in public housing in New York tested positive for high levels of lead in the years since 2012, according to new numbers released by the city.

NYCHA staffers reassigned after allegations of sexual misconduct

More trouble for the New York City Housing Authority as reports surface that workers in one Bronx housing development are accused of sexual misconduct on the job.

White ex-cop convicted of murdering Black unarmed youth

The white, former police officer, Roy Oliver, who shot and killed Jordan Edwards in suburban Dallas last April was convicted of murder Tuesday.

Bronx BP asking 'Where's the money?'

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined more than 100 New York City Housing Authority tenant leaders and residents of all ages for a rally at the Bronx River Houses to bring attention to the agency’s failure to spend money ...

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.

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