Public Housing

The Biden administration has so far refused to budge on the public housing authority’s request for American Rescue Plan dollars for tenants who collectively owe a half billion dollars in arrears.
Since January, state law has required the city to detail public housing problems in its online portal. That’s not happening.
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.
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.
The pace of tenant requests for repairs has dropped dramatically since 2019, as a federal judge’s oversight prompts unusual management discipline.
The federal housing agency hit pause on its decision after getting pushback from the nation’s large public housing authorities, of which NYCHA is the biggest.
Last week, the Housing Authority sent notices to 290 households with higher income saying they must pay higher rent, and foot the bill for utilities.
Hurricane Sandy recovery work at Manhattan’s Riis Houses kicked up dust from dirt contaminated by a long-ago gas plant, THE CITY found.
NYCHA could have applied in January 2024 to end the deal but would have had to show it’s in compliance on promised building upgrades that are nowhere near complete.
The Housing Authority seeks city funds to remedy hundreds of violations for faulty brickwork, but the Office of Management and Budget says budget rules prevent it.
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Eric Adams has already presided over three weddings at his official residence, saying he wants the ‘people’s house’ to be open to New Yorkers.
Last week, the Housing Authority pulled down data on its website after THE CITY found nearly every one of its 2,100 buildings really scored grades of D and F.
Housing Authority was warned about broken trash ducts at developments in The Bronx and Upper West Side before blazes that killed 6-year-old and injured multiple tenants.
Albany lawmakers look to open the Emergency Rental Assistance Program to public housing statewide, as NYC’s ailing housing authority raids savings and halts repairs.
In her State of the City speech Wednesday, the legislative leader is expected to propose putting up new public housing in unused plots within existing NYCHA developments.
Fund to finance fixes at city Housing Authority falls behind schedule set by now-departed boss Greg Russ. Now what?
A handful of tenants were accepted at first — then rejected after being asked to document their incomes.
In a pilot program at NYCHA, households with induction stoves showed a 35% decrease in nitrogen dioxide and a nearly 43% difference in carbon monoxide.
Minneapolis-based public housing poobah’s $258,000 job will become a volunteer post, as NYC Housing Authority struggles with basic maintenance.
Over generations, residents of the Cooper Park Houses in Brooklyn have created a blueprint for successful housing organizing.