Citing THE CITY’s reporting, the two elected officials said poor ventilation in public housing, due to aging and broken fans, could help spread the coronavirus this winter.
After the comptroller rejected the monitor’s $12M contract, the de Blasio administration rejected his authority to examine millions in invoices.
Comptroller rejects contract with Bart Schwartz and his firm — citing cost concerns along with THE CITY’s reporting on past ties and billing issues.
The housing boss argued there’s been “substantial improvement” at NYCHA — even as tab to fix the ailing home to 400k New Yorkers rises to $42 billion.
Deal to oversee housing reform will cost taxpayers at least $60m over five years. Even with a pay cap, the monitor will out-earn de Blasio and Cuomo.
Three NYCHA staffers have been suspended for allegedly tricking HUD inspectors by falsely claiming fixes had been completed, THE CITY has learned.
Federal monitor OKs long-delayed release of $450 million for public housing upgrades — but new equipment remains many winters away from firing up.
Weeks after a special report by THE CITY on costly unsupervised construction jobs, the Housing Authority is put on notice to clean up its act.
HUD’s Lynne Patton declared that “fraud charges are forthcoming” in the wake of THE CITY’s reporting on $250 million in spending on “micro purchases.”
The troubled agency concedes it’s currently unable to deliver on a promise to properly inspect apartments for lead paint and clean them up.
The comptroller promised to look at Bart Schwartz’ contract. Meanwhile, Stringer revealed NYCHA paid millions for roof repairs covered by warranties.
Bart Schwartz wants big taxpayer bucks for him and his team as NYCHA grapples with lead and other woes. We look at some fixes $20 million could cover.
A damning federal monitor report describes failures to protect public housing residents from everything from lead to mold to rats “the size of cats.”
Gregory Russ won’t start until Aug. 12 and will regularly visit Minnesota — drawing criticism from public housing residents and public officials.
Gregory Russ, who ran housing in Minnesota and Cambridge, has been tapped to head the nation’s biggest public housing system, THE CITY has learned.
THE CITY finds the agency employed useless expired dust wipes to check apartments as officials admit they “failed” to follow protocols in massive job.
Federal monitor Bart Schwartz says housing chair Kathryn Garcia gave the City Council a “misleading impression” on flagging clean-up effort.
NYCHA overseer Bart Schwartz and the city are set to hire a consultant. The cost – along with his and his growing team’s salaries – remains secret.
Repairs on public housing boilers and elevators in dozens of New York City Housing Authority buildings await $450M in pledged funds
Saul Ramirez Jr., who has ties to Mayor de Blasio and Gov. Cuomo, would become the first housing boss under the federal oversight deal.
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