Post Tagged with: "NYCHA"

Group digs in against FreshDirect

Group digs in against FreshDirect

Environment, Government September 9, 2012 at 2:37 pm 2 comments

Mott Haven residents suing FreshDIrect to ensure pollution concerns are addressed, will urge more residents to join in their fight for stricter environmental measures.

Housing Authority tenants do their own repairs

Housing Authority tenants do their own repairs

Government, Housing March 17, 2012 at 5:17 pm 0 comments

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.

City tells seniors to move out

City tells seniors to move out

Housing December 28, 2011 at 1:01 am 0 comments

Short of apartments for bigger families, NYCHA tells elderly “we need your home” In late September, 78-year-old Sylvia Matos opened her mailbox only to find an alarming letter from the city’s housing authority, asking her to vacate her apartment of almost half a century. The reason: she lives alone inRead More

Public housing tenants team up against waste

Public housing tenants team up against waste

Environment, Government, Housing December 7, 2011 at 11:19 am 3 comments

They say they have to because officials aren’t following through Mott Haven Houses’ resident Brigitte Vincenty doesn’t want to go all the way into Manhattan to make sure her trash gets recycled. So she and her neighbors are taking on the challenge of recycling their community’s trash, which they sayRead More

Tenants look to cameras for safety

Tenants look to cameras for safety

Government, Housing, Police August 2, 2011 at 3:20 pm 5 comments

Public housing tenants around the city are feeling nervous about their safety, surveys show, and two new initiatives being pioneered in the South Bronx are aimed at helping them feel safer. But while both initiatives call for security cameras inside NYCHA buildings to help protect residents, housing officials support one,Read More

City owes Mott Haven tenants jobs, advocates contend

City owes Mott Haven tenants jobs, advocates contend

Environment, Government, Health, Housing, Jobs May 5, 2011 at 8:51 am 1 comment

The New York City Housing Authority has reneged on a decade-old commitment to put job-hungry tenants to work making the buildings they live in cleaner and healthier, according to housing advocates. Advocacy groups in the South Bronx are trying to change that.