Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Hundreds of public housing residents waited in long lines to attend a hearing on the future of their developments. Among their chief concerns was a plan to develop luxury housing within eight New York City Housing Authority properties.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
As the New York City Housing Authority recovers from Sandy, it has been considering moving the boilers that heat its buildings out of basements and into vacant apartments where they will face less risk of flooding, according to people involved in discussions with officials.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The New York City Housing Authority sent hundreds of its employees to the sprawling Red Hook Houses Tuesday, where two weeks after Sandy some residents continue to lack power, heat and hot water. The workers—many of whom usually staff office jobs at the authority but volunteered to be in the field—went door to door looking for tenants in need.
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.
Thursday, May 03, 2012
More than 400,000 people live in public housing in New York City, and thousands more are on wait-lists for available apartments. When Radio Rookie Winnie Guo’s family first moved into public housing, it felt like a big step up. Then 14-year-old Winnie started wondering about how public housing can affect the aspirations and focus of kids who grow up there.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
The New York City Housing Authority struggles with call volume, causing delays in housing repairs.