Cindy Rodriguez

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In Red Hook, Sandy Aftermath Bring Complaints of Squalor in Public Housing

Friday, November 09, 2012

The city says 82 percent of public housing developments now have power and 70 percent have heat and hot water. But that still means thousands of residents are living in substandard conditions. 

Red Hook Houses in Brooklyn, where more than 6,000 people live, is one of the worst-off developments. About half the residents are still dealing with power outages, no heat and in some cases no water at all.


After Sandy: Housing Recovery

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Eric Lipton, Washington correspondent for The New York Times, discusses the government effort to provide housing assistance for those displaced by Sandy. Then, WNYC reporter Cindy Rodriguez talks about local aid for the displaced. 


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Next Challenge: Housing Sandy's Victims

Monday, November 05, 2012

With tens of thousands of people potentially facing homelessness and in need of long term shelter, Mayor Michael Bloomberg Monday appointed a former federal disaster coordinator to oversee the city's efforts to provide them with replacement housing. The new director, Brad Gair, is also a former deputy commissioner for the city's Office of Emergency Management. 

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Public Housing Residents Still in Despair After Sandy

Monday, November 05, 2012

Large parts of the East Village appear to be back to normal with cafes open and young people back on the streets.  But at a public housing development on Avenue C, the desperation was palpable.

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Some Households Are Living With Too Much Space, NYCHA Says

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The New York City Housing Authority estimates that 56,000 households are living in apartments that have too many rooms for the size of their families – but longtime residents bristle at the thought of downsizing.


As Upper Manhattan Buildings Go into Foreclosure, Officials Try to Influence Sale

Monday, October 22, 2012

City council members and housing officials joined tenants and their advocates Monday outside an apartment building on 190th Street to protest the asking price for the foreclosed property. They claim the sale price is too high and will only result in another round of defaults.


Hundreds of Thousands of Youth in Metro Area Adrift: Report

Monday, October 22, 2012

There are approximately 350,000 young people in the New York metro area not in school or working, according to a report by Measure of America, a project by the Brooklyn-based Social Science Research Council.


As Supreme Court Weighs Race and Admissions, Area Schools Watch and Wait

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Wednesday on whether the University of Texas at Austin wrongly discriminated against a white woman who sought admission in 2008. The decision could have broad implications, and a wide range of interested parties in New York City are watching the case closely.

Is affirmative action racism? See what WNYC viewers thought.

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Non-Profits Get $3M to Ease Housing Subsidy Demand

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

The city and state have released up to $3 million to non-profits so they can hire new staff to deal with the high demand for a rental subsidy program.


City Starts Taking Custody of Upstate Juvenile Offenders

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday that the city's efforts to move juvenile delinquents from upstate facilities to placements in New York City where they will be closer to home is underway.


Without Housing Assistance, Victims of Domestic Violence Face Hard Choices, Report Says

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

A new report finds without housing assistance more domestic violence victims are leaving city shelters without having a safe place to go.

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In Southeast Queens, Epicenter of Housing Bust, Holding Onto Homes Still Elusive

Monday, October 01, 2012

Nearly three years have passed since the foreclosure crisis hit rock bottom in New York City. But the Obama administration's program to help struggling homeowners has had mixed results in Southeast Queens.

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Mayor's Report Card Gives Homeless Situation Poor Marks

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Homelessness is up among families, single adults and those living on the streets. That's according to the Mayor's Management Report for fiscal year 2012.

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NYC’s Poverty Rate Goes Up for 3rd Straight Year

Thursday, September 20, 2012

An estimated 74,000 more New Yorkers fell into poverty last year, according to U.S. Census figures released Thursday. It marks the third straight year that the poverty rate has ticked up in New York City.

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To Give or Not to Give, That's the Question Facing Straphangers

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hundreds of panhandlers and peddlers ride the NYC subways singing, performing or describing the circumstances that have all brought them to the same place: a subway car asking strangers for money or food. The MTA has a strict policy against panhandling that is regularly flouted; ultimately the decision to give — or not to give — is a personal one.

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Search Begins for Family of Worker Killed in Building Collapse

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

No one has come forward to claim the remains of a construction worker that died during a building collapse Monday. Winston Gillett marked his 67th birthday just days before he fell to his death at a job site in Fort Green, Brooklyn.

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More NYS Households Struggle to Feed Themselves Report Says

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Newly released data from the United States Department of Agriculture shows the number of households struggling to afford food in New York State continues to rise.


In NJ, More Than 1/3 Struggle to Get By: Report

Monday, September 03, 2012

The federal poverty rate in New Jersey was officially 10 percent in 2010 but a new report commissioned by the United Way of Northern New Jersey estimates that over one-third of state's households are struggling to get by.


Crime Rises in Public Housing

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Public housing developments in Brooklyn and Queens have seen a 26 percent spike in crime over the last two years - that's according to a New York City Housing Authority document.

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City Sponsors Tech Classes for Small Businesses

Thursday, August 23, 2012

With help from local internet companies, New York City is launching free tech classes for small businesses interested in building their own websites or marketing themselves using social media. 

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