Post Tagged with: "NYCHA"

Water outages add to woes for Patterson Houses residents

Water outages add to woes for Patterson Houses residents

Housing December 11, 2018 at 9:59 pm 0 comments

Residents at Patterson Houses rushed to the fire hydrant outside 300 E. 143rd St. on the first Sunday afternoon in December to draw water. But there was no fire to quickly extinguish; instead, they lined up, buckets in-hand that frigid day because their running water had been abruptly cut off without notice. 

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.

Photo by Emma Davis

Rats run wild in NYCHA complexes

Health, Housing October 26, 2018 at 10:32 am 0 comments

Rats aren’t unique to local public housing complexes, but they’re one of the many signs of disrepair at area NYCHA developments.

NYCHA tenants cope with aftermath of flooding

NYCHA tenants cope with aftermath of flooding

Housing October 5, 2018 at 1:38 pm 0 comments

A month later, tenants deal with mold and bureaucratic delays A burst pipe on the floor above hers sent water dripping from the crevices of Beatrice Dickerson’s ceiling in August, flooding her Morrisania Air Rights apartment with more than two inches of water. A month later, Dickerson, 76, said theRead More

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.

Governor announces $10 million infusion for South Bronx

Governor announces $10 million infusion for South Bronx

Economy, Politics July 4, 2018 at 2:25 pm 0 comments

The governor was at Boricua College on July 3 to announce $10 million in state investment for parts of the South Bronx.

Councilwoman Diana Ayala addresses an anti-gun violence rally at Patterson Houses on June Photo: Deborah Cruz

Fatal shooting at Patterson Houses prompts anti-gun protest

Police June 13, 2018 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

On the day of the shooting, NYPD responded to a 911 call at 300 East 143rd Street, and found the body of Cheyenne Carter, who had been shot in the head and torso.

Protesters. Photo by Trevor Boyer.

Local church group stumps for NYCHA budget boost

Housing June 2, 2018 at 8:45 pm 0 comments

On May 14, organizers from Metro IAF affiliate South Bronx Churches led Councilman Rafael Salamanca through two NYCHA apartments in his district that exemplify worst of the city’s public housing, one in Union Avenue Consolidated and the other in Melrose Houses.