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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.

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.

City reaches $2B deal with feds over NYCHA repairs: U.S. Attorney

The nation's largest public housing agency will pay billions of dollars to settle claims that it used dirty tricks like building fake walls to hide problems from inspectors and lied about lead paint conditions to mask risks to low-income residents ...

City’s predatory equity landlords named

Lower East Side resident Holly Slayton has been a resident of 514 E. 12th St. for almost 30 years; however, things changed when her building was taken over by a new company she believes is trying to put her out.

If city refuses NYCHA consent decree, criminal charges may follow: councilman

As City Hall works on a multi-billion dollar settlement with the federal government to fix public housing in New York City, the deal is raising serious questions with one city leader who is now telling PIX11 News that the mayor ...

You need a nearly $100k income to rent some ‘affordable’ housing in NYC

Some residents are questioning just how affordable some city listed “affordable housing" is in their neighborhood— while the city is defending its housing offering.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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