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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 ...

Renters see lowest rent increase in history

Ignoring Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council’s recommendation for a rent freeze, the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) on Monday voted to increase rents. Landlords can raise costs of the city’s 1 million rent-stabilized apartments 1 percent for the ...

Community Risk and Resiliency Act Passes in the State Assembly and Senate

The New York State Assembly and Senate passed the Community Risk and Resiliency Act on Thursday in response to the recent extreme weather events and the impact it has had on New York resident.

Claims of discrimination by the Ansonia Housing Authority Settled

An agreement was made between the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development and the city of Ansonia, Connecticut and the Ansonia Housing Authority concerning allegations of discrimination.

Mayor’s housing plan earns tacit praise

On Monday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled an 10-year affordable housing plan

Brooklyn borough president to work with mayor to create more affordable housing

This week, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams proposed an amendment to the zoning of the Broadway transit corridor, from the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to Broadway Junction, to permit more residential density.

Feds: Garden City must remedy housing discrimination

A federal court judge ordered the village of Garden City, N.Y., to change its housing practices in order to remedy years of intentional discrimination against non-whites.

NYCHA residents unveil plans to strengthen public housing post-Sandy

Recently, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents, community leaders and elected officials gathered on the steps of City Hall to announce a new report addressing how badly some NYCHA locations have recovered since Hurricane Sandy.

Crown Heights Tenant Union says “no” to landlord rule

A new union in Crown Heights is determined to protect residents from unfair treatment from landlords.

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