Mayor Bill de Blasio To Ask Feds About NYCHA Rent Freeze From Harlem To Hollis

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged to ask federal officials to consider a rent moratorium for the city’s public housing residents as the city grapples with the economic toll of the new coronavirus. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And NYC Health + Hospitals Expand Appointment-Only COVID-19 Testing Capacity

Mayor de Blasio and NYC Health + Hospitals today announced expanded, appointment-only COVID-19 testing capacity across 10 acute-care hospitals, seven Gotham Health community-based health centers, and 4 drive-thru test sites. Continue Reading →

100+ Organizations Urge de Blasio To Issue Eviction Moratorium And Close Housing Courts

Over 100 organizations across the city, spearheaded by the Right to Counsel NYC Coalition, sent a letter to NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio urging him to issue a citywide eviction moratorium. Continue Reading →

NYCHA Residents Return To Court To Regulate Their Own Housing Conditions From Harlem To Hollis

On Thursday, February 6, 2020, the resident-led Holmes-Isaacs Coalition will return to civil court to demand that City agencies do their part in monitoring and regulating conditions. Continue Reading →

New $4.8M New York Public Library Branch Opens In Partnership With NYCHA In Harlem

The New York Public Library’s new Macombs Bridge branch opened Thursday in Harlem following a $4.8 million project yielding a library that is five times the size of the branch it’s replacing. Continue Reading →

Public Housing Residents From Harlem To Hollis March To NYCHA Over Slum Conditions

Dozens of residents of Holmes Towers and Stanley Isaacs Houses filed a group Housing Part action today demanding NYCHA fix the broken elevators, vermin infestations, lack of heat and hot water, broken intercoms and other issues facing residents. Continue Reading →