Housing

A Senior Homelessness Project reviews paperwork with a client at Bronx housing court.

Funds about to run out for senior housing program

Housing May 31, 2017 at 10:27 am 0 comments

A program meant to prevent low-income Bronx seniors from being evicted from their homes is on the verge of closing, at a time when such protection is most urgently needed, say housing advocates.

City’s Mill Pond Park housing plan is on to borough prez

City’s Mill Pond Park housing plan is on to borough prez

Housing, Politics May 30, 2017 at 9:54 pm 0 comments

Highbridge’s Community Board 4 last week voted 19-12 to approve the city’s proposal to build housing on Pier 5, a 5-acre parcel adjacent to Mill Pond Park. But residents who oppose the plan say the vote does not reflect the will of the community, adding they will keep fighting for existing parkland to be extended instead.

Report: Local housing stock becoming increasingly unaffordable

Report: Local housing stock becoming increasingly unaffordable

Housing May 22, 2017 at 11:30 am 0 comments

A recent report on the risk of tenant displacement puts Mott Haven and Port Morris at ground zero, due to a perfect storm of a low-income population coupled with good access to transit and recent development activity.

Advocates mourn loss of promised parkland

Advocates mourn loss of promised parkland

Environment, Housing April 27, 2017 at 2:27 pm 2 comments

Community Board 4 weighs city’s plan to build housing on waterfront site near Melrose South Bronx residents and environmental advocates say the city is breaking a promise it made to them years ago to create parkland with public access on a five-acre site along the Harlem River waterfront, but now says it will build housingRead More

Plan for senior housing advances

Plan for senior housing advances

Housing April 21, 2017 at 4:25 pm 0 comments

The city is moving ahead on a plan to create 250 new apartments for low-income seniors on the site of the Betances Houses in Mott Haven. The New York City Housing Authority, Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the Housing Development Corporation announced on Friday that they have selected two development teams to lead the project toRead More

Workers rally for higher wages, benefits

Workers rally for higher wages, benefits

Housing, Jobs April 13, 2017 at 3:59 pm 0 comments

A project to build affordable housing in Melrose is drawing fire from union workers and Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr., who say the nonprofit developer behind the plan has a track record of underpaying workers and providing inadequate health benefits at other local sites.

Residents sound off about gentrification

Residents sound off about gentrification

Housing March 10, 2017 at 11:06 am 0 comments

As market rate developments continue popping up across the South Bronx, residents worried about losing their homes are getting together to let off steam and consider strategies to prevent displacement.

Rally at City Hall. Photo: Barbara Huang

NYCHA residents rally for repairs, funding

Housing March 9, 2017 at 10:11 pm 0 comments

Bronx public housing residents, community organizations, labor unions and elected officials gathered on the steps of City Hall in February to demand adequate funding and oversight of the long neglected and dilapidated NYCHA buildings.