Streams

 

 

Public Housing

WNYC News

Housing Generations | Life in the Projects: Meet the Alston Family

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

WNYC is telling the story of public housing in New York City through the lens of one family that has lived there for four decades. The Alstons arrived in the Queensbridge Houses in 1954, and many members continue to live there. This is part one of a four-part series. 

Comments [8]

The Brian Lehrer Show

After Sandy: NYCHA Chairman Rhea

Monday, November 12, 2012

John Rhea, NYCHA Chairman, talks about recovery efforts for the thousands of public housing units still without hot water, power or heat.

Comments [14]

WNYC News

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.

Comments [11]

WNYC News

On the Lower East Side, A Woman Emerges From a Dark High Rise for First Time

Thursday, November 01, 2012

It's been more than three days since power went out across large swaths of the city and beyond. And some New Yorkers haven’t ventured out of their apartments since the power went out. In multi-story public housing complexes like La Guardia Houses on the Lower East Side, getting in and out of the building can be daunting.

Comments [9]

The Brian Lehrer Show

Public Housing Post-Sandy

Thursday, November 01, 2012

WNYC reporter Marianne McCune talks about her post-Sandy visit to LaGuardia Houses on the Lower East Side.

Comments [1]

WNYC News

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.

Comments [4]

The Brian Lehrer Show

Westchester Fair Housing

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

On the third anniversary of the Westchester Housing Settlement, Maurice Jones, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, comments on delays that have marred the process.

Comments [28]

WNYC News

NYCHA Looks to Outside Help in Reducing Violence in Public Housing

Friday, August 17, 2012

In an effort to decrease violence in public housing, the New York City Housing Authority plans to bring in so-called “violence interrupters.”

Comments [3]

WNYC News

Cash Strapped Housing Authority Wastes Millions, Report Says

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The New York City Housing Authority has released a controversial consultant's report that found significant problems with the agency’s management, and how it spends its money.

Comment

WNYC News

Gang Members In Alleged Drug Ring Near Public Housing Indicted

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Nineteen members of two East Harlem gangs have been indicted for selling crack cocaine in the vicinity of public housing.

Comments [1]

WNYC News

After a Murder in Public Housing, Security Cameras Move In

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

After an 88-year-old woman was beaten to death inside her Bronx public housing apartment, Councilman James Vacca said security cameras will be installed at the development where she lived.

Comments [1]

WNYC News

After Shooting, Mayor Defends Use of Highrise Sweeps

Thursday, July 05, 2012

New York Police officers regularly walk the floors, stairwells and roofs of public housing developments looking for suspicious activity. These so-called vertical patrols are also conducted at private buildings when requested by building owners.

Comment

WNYC News

Public Housing Residents Give NYCHA a Failing Grade

Monday, August 08, 2011

WNYC

Public housing buildings are falling into disrepair at a rate faster than the New York City Housing Authority can keep up with them, according to a resident survey.

Comments [1]

WNYC News

Seniors in Public Housing Less Healthy Than Peers Citywide: Study

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Senior citizens living in public housing are more likely to smoke, suffer from obesity and overall be in worse health than seniors citywide, according to a health study commissioned by the city.

Comment

WNYC News

Heat From the Earth to Warm East Side Apartments

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Heat from deep inside the earth will soon be used to provide heat and hot water inside people's homes on the East Side of Manhattan.

Comment

WNYC News

Help for Public Housing Residents Who Are Behind on Their Rent

Monday, September 27, 2010

WNYC

New York City's Housing Authority is launching a pilot program to help public housing tenants catch up on late rent payments and avoid eviction.

Comments [9]