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Comptroller audit points to vacant NYCHA units

An audit has confirmed what many have suspected—plenty of public housing vacancies are available that aren’t being filled.

NYCHA renovations keep apartments vacant for an average of seven years

An audit released Thursday by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer found that the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) keeps apartments off the rent rolls for an average of 7 years while doing major repairs.

A tentative deal has been reached on rent regulation, but many feel as if Albany simply kicked the can down the road

According to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the renewed rent laws include an increase in the decontrol threshold for vacant rent stabilized units.

Rising rents raise quality of housing concerns

This weekend, the organization People Against Landlord Abuse and Tenant Exploitation-Harlem held a two-day “Demystifying Housing” conference in Harlem.

What you should know about rent regulation laws

If you are one of the more than two million New Yorkers who lives in rent-regulated housing, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development is informing tenants of their rights here's what you need to know

Rangel, other elected officials demand moratorium on luxury housing

Rep. Charles B. Rangel recently held a rally on the steps of City Hall in New York City to demand a moratorium on luxury housing.

Housing stop-and-frisk case settled

The NAACP recently settled the five-year-old class action lawsuit Davis v. City of New York regarding unlawful stops and arrests in a “racially discriminatory manner and without sufficient evidence of wrongdoing” on public housing properties, a version of the NYPD’s ...

Housing advocates and faith leaders rally for "fair zoning"

Hundreds of people from all over the city took to the streets of East New York Tuesday to demand equitable rezoning, which includes real affordability, good union jobs for the local residents and anti-displacement policies that protect the residents of ...

NYCHA for sale

Reports indicate that the New York City Housing Authority is selling 50 percent of its stake in housing projects, approximately 900 apartments, to private developers.

Councilmembers, tenants and housing advocates rally for Housing Quality Act

Tenants from some of the city’s most problematic housing units were joined by advocates and elected officials at a rally outside City Hall recently to push for the enactment of two City Council bills that are part of the Housing ...

Brooklyn borough president announces affordable housing for Brooklynites

In May, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced construction of affordable housing units over the next decade in Ocean Hill, with commercial space and community facility use. Last week, joined by elected officials, developers and community leaders from across the ...

City approves ‘poor door’ for affordable housing residents

A controversial plan would allow a residential condo building to have one entrance for its residents who buy condos facing the Hudson River and another for affordable housing residents facing the street.

Picture the Homeless Honors Frances Goldin

Picture the Homeless, will be honoring 90-year-old activist Frances Goldin at its 15th Anniversary Gala this October.

Rent increase upsets council members and tenants

Hundreds of tenants from across the city packed Cooper Union’s Great Hall last Monday, June 23 and attempted to convince the nine members of New York City’s Rent Guidelines Board to support their call for a rent freeze for those ...

Bratton told Upper West Side cops to stop homeless shelter raid

Weeks after officers from the 24th Precinct in the Upper West Side swept through the Freedom House, a residence shelter on West 95th Street run by the Department of Homeless Shelters, and promised to conduct more raids after arresting 22 ...

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