Last year the New York City Housing Authority proposed and then backed down from a rule that would have banned storing or charging lithium-ion battery powered e-bikes and e-scooters in public housing. The idea was to reduce the possibility of dangerous fires sparked by the potentially volatile batteries, but the proposed ban ran into pushback […]
Public housing’s eye-popping $78 billion physical needs assessment came under fire at a City Council hearing Friday, as critics say NYCHA uses the estimate to justify delays.
Since January, state law has required the city to detail public housing problems in its online portal. That’s not happening.
Facing a half-billion dollars in rent arrears, the cash-strapped public housing agency has sent 1,250 notices so far.
Estimates to replace or upgrade all public housing developments jumps from $45 billion to $78 billion even as the number of apartments drops from 176,000 to 161,000.
The housing authority’s own analysis blames the 73% spike on rising construction expenses, accelerating deterioration and new initiatives to abate lead and asbestos.
In the height of summer, more than one in 10 public housing playgrounds currently is closed for repairs.
The mayor made Interim CEO Lisa Bova-Hiatt permanent and appointed Jamie Rubin, a former top aide to ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo, to board chair.
An advocacy group mistakenly claimed HUD was pausing new income calculation rules, but the department says it is moving ahead — and is also planning to reduce deductions and crack down on tenants with high assets.
The pace of tenant requests for repairs has dropped dramatically since 2019, as a federal judge’s oversight prompts unusual management discipline.