Post Tagged with: "Betances Houses"

By Rachel Rippetoe

NYCHA no more: Betances Houses officially converted to RAD housing 

Housing November 22, 2018 at 8:51 am 0 comments

The 40 buildings stretching from from 136th Street to 145th Street were converted to the federal Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, which means they will now be managed and renovated by a private developer, but remain under basic NYCHA guidelines, including keeping rent at 30 percent of residents’ income.

Trash piles up along 146th St. outside of Betances Houses. Photo by Rachel Rippetoe

Trash piles up after NYCHA loses contractor 

Housing September 27, 2018 at 11:17 am 0 comments

Residents say the rotting debris has created a stench, and attracted rats and flies inside both public apartments and the surrounding private homes.

Betances Houses hosts second annual Green Day

Betances Houses hosts second annual Green Day

Education, Housing July 8, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0 comments

Dozens of residents from local housing projects came together on June 29 in order to promote anti-violence for young people at the second annual Green Day, a community effort to plant flowers and improve local gardens.

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.

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.

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

NYCHA announces affordable housing plan for seniors

Housing June 27, 2016 at 9:17 pm 0 comments

Local seniors who live in public housing hope a new plan from the city will help open up housing opportunities for them while helping make the neighborhood more attractive.

2016 Participatory Budgeting gets underway

2016 Participatory Budgeting gets underway

Government, Politics October 9, 2015 at 9:49 pm 0 comments

Mott Haven residents met on Oct. 7 to discuss how the community should spend $1 million.