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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.

Smoke and mirrors: Smoking banned in NYCHA housing

Nonsmokers and reformed smokers often rail against walking through clouds of nicotine as they walk by public spaces. Residents in multi-dwelling buildings might quietly grumble as they breath in relentless second-hand smoke from their puffing and dragging neighbors.

Smoking ban in NYCHA starts, violators could lose apartments

It’s been several years since New Yorkers lost their right to smoke in city restaurants, but they were always free to smoke inside their own home; that all changed Monday for public housing residents.

NYCHA admits violating federal regulations

As the curtain continues to be raised on just how bad the New York City Housing Authority has been treating its residents, another bombshell dropped this week about the ongoing cover-ups.

NYC security deposit reforms proposed to protect tenants

New York City's comptroller called for caps on security deposits, saying that tenants in the city are spending too much, in a new report Sunday.

Local leaders take matters into own hands over lead paint issue

“NYCHA wasn’t transparent,” stated District 20 Senator Jesse Hamilton, speaking to the Amsterdam News. “Children had neurotoxins in their system… their cognitive ability was in jeopardy.”

More than 800 children poisoned by lead in NYCHA

As the federal government steps in to help the New York City Housing Authority, the curtain continues to reveal just how serious conditions are in public housing.

NYC announces new measures to reduce lead exposure risk in NYCHA homes

City officials announced new measures to reduce the lead exposure risk for children living in public housing.

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.