The residents say the basic financial advice they are receiving is long overdue. The group’s motto, according to its CEO and co-founder Bishop Taylor, comes from a phrase coined by former President Bill Clinton: “Rich people have planners, poor people actually need them.”
Longword’s Mothers on the Move is one of three environmental justice organizations that have filed a lawsuit against NYCHA, contending that workers routinely flaunt laws requiring them to sort recyclables from regular trash.
Dwight Hardy went from the Andrew Jackson Houses in Melrose to the NCAAs as a star point guard for St. John’s, and now stardom in an Italian professional basketball league. Now, he wants to bring a few lessons of success back home to Melrose.
Across the city, NYCHA tenants have decided to take repairs into their own hands, as the authority staggers under a massive backlog. Among its 178,000 apartments, more than 700,000 work orders await completion and another 300,000 are in the pipeline. Leaks, cracked walls, rodent infestations, broken cabinets and appliances and other deterioration demand the constant attention of work crews.