Housing

For years, NYCHA management ignored a 2018 DOI recommendation to ban lithium-ion battery powered devices in public housing. Three people, including a 5-year-old girl today, have been killed in related fires since.
Immigrant families who’ve tried in vain to find their own apartments are at the breaking point — and showing up seeking homeless services after doubling up with family and friends.
As part of Gov. Hochul’s sweeping Penn Station area redevelopment plan, the former Bayview Correctional Facility would turn into 60 affordable residences with social services on site.
On the campaign trail last summer, Eric Adams decried the condition of public housing playgrounds highlighted by THE CITY. As mayor, however, the number of closed playgrounds has actually gone up.
NYCHA declined to answer THE CITY’s questions about why it took so long to respond to the Department of Investigation’s suggestion.
E-bikes have become an essential tool workers use to meet brutal delivery schedules. They’ve also sparked deadly fires in public housing.
The Low Income Housing Tax Credit unit shrank from six employees, city records reveal. Local development groups say refinancing and renovations are getting delayed.
An annual check turned up 10 self-closing doors that didn’t work at Twin Parks Northwest apartments managed by Reliant Realty Services — including one at the building in which 17 tenants died in January.
Tenants jeer jump in regulated rents — which landlords say is necessary to counter inflation but still doesn’t cover rising costs.
NYU Furman look at 2010-2020 growth finds new affordable housing concentrated in low-income neighborhoods of color, except where soon-to-expire 421-a tax break put it in prime real estate.
Measure sought by Mayor Eric Adams and his public housing authority chair will enable refinancing to help fund desperately needed repairs for 25,000 apartments.
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Albany lawmakers are poised to approve a long-sought Preservation Trust to enable new investment in dilapidated housing projects — and Mayor Eric Adams says residents will have a say. The fine print is less clear.
The Department of Environmental Protection has floated the biggest rate hike since 2014. The public is invited to weigh in two days this week.
Permits are surging during the final days of the 421-a program, which relieves landlords of $1.8 billion a year they say they need to build new housing. Reformers urge a new approach.
Highlights from the 2021 Housing and Vacancy Survey, a key study of the city’s housing stock and its affordability.
Housing officials claim that no residents were “adversely impacted,” but one 90-year-old Holocaust survivor told THE CITY he was “in a state of panic.”
The public housing authority admits it erroneously informed Section 8-subsidized renters their aid was ending, after a tech meltdown made paperwork disappear. A solution is still far off.
The Rent Guidelines Board will hold two public hearings in June before a final vote on rent regulated lease renewals. Here’s how to testify.
A compromise touted by Mayor Eric Adams leaves nobody happy, with landlords warning about higher costs and tenant advocates pointing to a spike in evictions and homelessness.
The nearly 400-foot towers originally had the backing of Rev. Al Sharpton and the promise of a civil rights museum but was vehemently opposed by local elected officials worried about more gentrification in the area.
The state legislature has passed a measure intended to counter a court ruling that made it easier for lenders to win cases against homeowners. Sponsors say industry warnings about unintended consequences are overblown.