de Blasio Adminisration Outlines NYCHA Heating Projects Awaiting State’s New $250M Commitment

Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen (pictured) today issued a letter to New York State Budget Director Robert Mujicia urging the Governor to release the $250 million dedicated in the State’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget. Continue Reading →

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NYCHA Facing $25B In Repairs ‘Hitting A Crisis Point’ From Harlem To Hollis

NY Curbed reports that the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is plagued by problems, not least of which is a lack of funding that has hobbled the agency’s ability to keep its hundreds of thousands of apartments in a state of good repair. Continue Reading →

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De Blasio Administration Announces New Measures To Expedite NYCHA Hearing System

The de Blasio Administration today announced measures to expedite major heating upgrades at public housing by 8 to 20 months, depending on the size of the project. Continue Reading →

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Cuomo Declares State Of Emergency On NYCHA From Harlem To Hollis

NY Curbed reports that on Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans to declare a state of emergency at New York City Housing Authority in order to expedite much-needed repair workreports the New York Post. Continue Reading →

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NYCEDC, DCLA Seek Partners For Affordable Artist Workspace Initiative

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) today launched two new efforts to build capacity for affordable artist workspace in New York City. Continue Reading →

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Only 1% Of Columbia University’s $10 million Commitment To Affordable Housing Spent

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The Columbia Spectator reports that outside the West Harlem Development Corporation’s office, which sits on 127th Street between Morningside and Amsterdam Avenue, is a parking lot. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces Comprehensive Enforcement Action Against Apartment Buildings From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that 250 apartment buildings have been placed in the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s Alternative Enforcement Program, an initiative that shines a spotlight on multi-family buildings whose owners have allowed them to fall into dangerous disrepair. Continue Reading →

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Broken Locks In Public Housing Blamed For Robbery That Cost Senior $10,000 In Harlem

We reported yesterday of a man robbing a senior women in Harlem, today NY1 reports that police are still looking for the person they say robbed an elderly woman of thousands of dollars in East Harlem. Continue Reading →

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NYCHA Needs More than $200 Million, Say Residents

City Limits reports a night before Mayor de Blasio was to unveil the first budget of his second term, NYCHA residents and their allies made a plea for more funding than the mayor has pledged. Continue Reading →

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Coalition Urges HUD To Maintain Critical Fair Housing Tool From Harlem To Hollywood

Seventy-six national civil rights, faith-based, affordable housing, and other organizations have voiced their strong opposition to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s headed by Secretary Ben Carson sudden decision to effectively suspend the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio Releases New Road Map To Build And Preserves 300,000 Affordable Housing

Mayor Bill de Blasio today released his “Housing New York 2.0” plan laying out new tools and programs to build and preserve affordable homes for 300,000 New York families – up from the previously announced goal of 200,000 homes. Continue Reading →

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