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Heating problems plague NYCHA as temperatures dip

As temperatures fall to below freezing at night in the city, residents in NYCHA are already battling with heating issues.

Interim Chair of NYCHA grilled about city’s privatization details at public hearing

Interim chair of NYCHA Stanley Brezenoff was in the hot seat again at a public hearing Tuesday.

NYC’s disappearing affordable housing

In the Brooklyn neighborhoods I represent, homeowners are increasingly subject to insidious fraud scams and deed theft, and they face the ever-present risk of foreclosure because of the lingering effects of the financial crisis.

October 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality still going after 23 years

New Yorkers gathered in Foley Square Oct. 22 to protest against police murder, mass incarceration and the criminalization of a generation, a movement started in 1996 by the Revolutionary Communist Party and several other organizations and individuals.

Black Solidarity Day 2018—A day of absence

Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, the Black Solidarity Day Coalition will take to the streets in commemoration of the work of the founder Dr. Carlos Russell.

Emergency meeting held to address housing crisis in Brooklyn

How bad is the affordable housing crisis in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn?

Mayor promises warmer winter for NYCHA; plan includes $1M a month ‘third party experts’

Thousands of families didn't have heat or hot water in public housing last winter and Mayor Bill de Blasio promised Thursday that this year will be different.

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.

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