Sanitation Chief Kathryn Garcia To Head NYCHA, Mayor Bill de Blasio Says

Mayor Bill de Blasio picked the city’s sanitation commissioner to run the New York City Housing Authority Tuesday, one week after announcing a federal oversight deal and amid rising concerns over the scandal-laden agency‘s new leadership. Continue Reading →

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With $25 Billion In Repair Costs NYCHA Stares Down A Federal Takeover From Harlem to Hollis

NY Curbed reports that the New York City Housing Authority that are landlords to tenants from Harlem to Hollis may see a federal takeover.

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New Public Advocate Letitia James Says From Harlem To Hollis NYC Is ‘Worst Landlord’

Public Advocate Letitia James has previously used her ranking of bad landlords publicly shame the city’s most unscrupulous property owners reports Patch.

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NY State Joins Anti-Segregation Lawsuit Against Donald Trump Administrations HUD

Curb reports that Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced plans to include New York State in a lawsuit filed against the federal government for its failure to enforce the Fair Housing Act. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Rep. Espaillat Leads NYC Delegation To Rebuke HUD Rent Increases (Spanish)

Representative Adriano Espaillat leads the Democratic Members of the New York City congressional delegation in a  letter in opposition to the newly released “Making Affordable Housing Work Act” by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Secretary Ben Carson. Continue Reading →

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HUD Plans To Impose Work Requirement And Spike Rents From Harlem To Hollywood

About half of the 4.7 million low-income Americans who receive federal assistance to help them afford housing would get a rent increase and many would be subject to work requirements as part of a major overhaul of the subsidy program the Trump administration has proposed says source. 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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A Harlem Doctor Explains Why Housing Is More Important Than Anything Else

By Prabhjot Singh, MD, Ph.d,

I’m a doctor in East Harlem, where residents die, on average, 10 years earlier than their neighbors just a few blocks south on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Continue Reading →

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