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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mortgage industry leaves millions of prospective homebuyers on the table

The home mortgage industry across the U.S., now on “sound footing” since the crisis of 2007, is still leaving prospective homeowners behind, according to a recent Harvard University study.

Several cases of Legionnaires’ disease confirmed at NYCHA buildings in the Bronx and Harlem

Barbara Luray is the president of the Fort Independence Houses in the Bronx and she says she's afraid to use the water in her bathroom after two cases of Legionnaires' disease were confirmed in her building.

More than 1,100 kids living in NYCHA tested positive for high levels of lead

More than 1,100 children living in public housing in New York tested positive for high levels of lead in the years since 2012, according to new numbers released by the city.

NYCHA staffers reassigned after allegations of sexual misconduct

More trouble for the New York City Housing Authority as reports surface that workers in one Bronx housing development are accused of sexual misconduct on the job.

Bronx BP asking 'Where's the money?'

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined more than 100 New York City Housing Authority tenant leaders and residents of all ages for a rally at the Bronx River Houses to bring attention to the agency’s failure to spend money ...

Contaminated water tanks in NYCHA go unreported

As curtains continue to unveil illegal and potentially dangerous activity by the New York Housing Authority, attention is now being turned on water towers in public housing.

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