Housing

Rosa Velez in her apartment at OUB Houses in Mott Haven. Photo: Trevor Boyer

Mitchell-Lama seniors cry foul over rent app

Housing April 27, 2018 at 11:44 am 0 comments

Elderly residents of a Mott Haven Mitchell-Lama complex who receive Section 8 subsidies worry that their management company’s plan to switch to online-only billing is part of a ploy to get rid of non tech-savvy tenants like them.

Randy Dillard shared his experiences in Bronx housing court at a town hall at Monroe College this month to spread awareness about Right to Council, a bill funding council for low-income tenants facing eviction. Photo: Anna Brooks

Tenants hope new law will help stave off displacement

Housing, Politics April 24, 2018 at 11:34 am 0 comments

“Rezoning and gentrification are one and the same, and they cause displacement,” said a housing advocate from CASA: Community Action for Safe Apartments. “It hurts my heart to see my community members when they’re crying and have nowhere to go.”

NYCHA residents say fellow tenants should be accountable for rat infestations

NYCHA residents say fellow tenants should be accountable for rat infestations

Housing March 14, 2018 at 1:06 pm 0 comments

The city’s $32 million war on rats targets what it deems the most rat-infested areas — rat reservoirs — arming them with paved dirt floors, solar-powered trash compactors and a new trash pickup schedule that eliminates bags from sitting out overnight. Since none of the public housing complexes in Bronx 1 are considered rat reservoirs, their remediation is limited to education and recycling programs that some fear won’t solve the problem.

Governor promises action on NYCHA conditions

Governor promises action on NYCHA conditions

Housing March 12, 2018 at 7:18 pm 0 comments

Cuomo said that he is ready to call for a declaration of emergency in NYCHA apartments, and urged the City Council to offer direction.

Stebbins-Hewitt tenant president Ray Serrano braces against the cold indoors. Photo: Trevor Boyer

NYCHA complexes fight the cold, and the system

Housing January 18, 2018 at 5:09 pm 0 comments

While most New Yorkers waited out record low temperatures from the comfort of their heated homes this holiday season, thousands of NYCHA residents braced against the single digit cold with no such luck.

The parking lot at the corner of East 142nd Street and St. Ann's Avenue.

Pastor, city square off over church parking lot

Housing, Religion January 16, 2018 at 2:56 pm 0 comments

A protracted rift between a Mott Haven church and the housing department over the fate of a city-owned parking lot boiled over when a developer and a housing official clashed with the church’s popular pastor at a meeting of Community Board 1. The board voted down a proposal for anRead More

Photo: Joe Hirsch

Patterson Houses residents left in the cold

Housing November 19, 2017 at 9:33 pm 0 comments

Baby it’s cold outside. Try telling that to the residents of Patterson Houses, for whom it’s just as cold inside.

Photo: Trevor Boyer

Elevator outages pose hard choices for Betances residents

Housing November 13, 2017 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

At the Betances IV building, the elevator has been out of service since August 7.