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Mumia Abu-Jamal supporters rally in Philly

Protesters chanted and marched in Philadelphia on Monday in support of former Black Panther and death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal as he seeks to re-appeal his conviction.

HUD Ben Carson proposes raising rent for millions living in public housing

Ben Carson the Housing and Urban Development secretary introduced a new proposal Wednesday that would increase rent payments for more than two million people living in public housing.

Community groups, elected officials rally against Cuomo threats

Last week, community groups and elected officials took to Foley Square in Lower Manhattan to say they’re not going anywhere.

City council grills new NYCHA general manager on housing issues

A housing hearing was packed inside city hall Tuesday as council members got another chance to question management at the New York City Housing Authority.

Fifty years later, Fair Housing Act recognized as a factor in fighting housing discrimination

One of the signature achievements of the Civil Rights Era was the passage by Congress in April of 1968 of the Fair Housing Act (FHA), also known as Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968.

Hundreds of school walkouts planned on Columbine anniversary

Another wave of student walkouts is expected to disrupt classes Friday at hundreds of schools across the U.S. as young activists press for tougher gun laws.

New lawsuit demands rent refunds for NYCHA tenants left without heat, hot water

A new lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court Thursday demanded NYCHA provide rent refunds for the 300,000 tenants who were without heat or hot water at some point last winter.

March commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of MLK

Protestors took to the street last Wednesday, April 4, in Harlem to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King

NYCHA roofs repaired at 65 developments

The New York City Housing Authority recently announced that roofs have been completely replaced at 65 public housing buildings.

NYCHA head steps down amid swirling controversy

After four years on the job and a recent wave of scrutiny, New York City Housing Authority Chairwoman Shola Olatoye announced her resignation this week. News broke Monday night that Olatoye would be stepping down. The official announcement was made ...

Head of NYCHA steps down, says agency has ‘failed’ in some ways

New York City's embattled public housing chief says she is leaving an agency that faces "real struggles."

Embattled NYCHA head steps down after state of emergency declared at housing authority

The head of the New York City Housing Authority, a woman who’s faced increased criticism in recent months over conditions in NYCHA homes, is stepping down.

Cuomo officially declares state of emergency for NYCHA, vows swift improvement

With the stroke of a pen, Gov. Andrew Cuomo equated NYCHA’s urgency with Hurricane Sandy or a major snowstorm Monday as he officially declared public housing in New York City in a state of emergency.

Angry NYCHA Tenants rally, pray for public housing fixes and funding

Public housing tenants fed up with conditions inside their homes rallied and marched during Holy Week just across from City hall.

Organizations hold rally against CCRB ruling in Newark

Several social justice organizations came together to participate in a rally condemning a judge’s ruling against Newark’s new Civilian Review Board Wednesday.