Post Tagged with: "NYCHA"

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.

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.

NYCHA residents protest policies

NYCHA residents protest policies

Government, Housing June 28, 2017 at 1:38 pm 0 comments

NYCHA residents from the South Bronx joined their counterparts from around the city to protest city and federal policies they say ignore the increasingly desperate need for repairs and other investment to public housing.

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.

By Vianey Alderete Contreras. A wanted poster for the killer of Jessica White is hung in front of a playground at John Adams Houses in Morrisania.

Murder of young mom puts spotlight on safety measures

Housing, Police July 6, 2016 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

After a young mother of three was killed on June 11 while shielding her children from stray gunfire in a John Adams Houses playground, residents of the public housing complex are once again asking what it will take to help them feel safer.

NYCHA drops bombshell on Mill Brook Houses

NYCHA drops bombshell on Mill Brook Houses

Government, Housing July 1, 2016 at 4:47 pm 0 comments

NYCHA residents and Community Board 1 put housing officials on notice at a June 30 meeting, saying they are out of patience with the city’s housing policies and plan to ratchet up the pressure to demand transparency in the way decisions are made.