New York City Housing Authority
The city will invest $10 million at five New York City Housing Authority developments in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx to provide high-speed broadband service.
NYCHA general manager Michael Kelly says in the past the agency started to lose its core business as a property manager, so it is rolling out a new repair strategy called “Fix It Forward.”
NYCHA has an operating deficit of nearly $100 million and some of its buildings are falling apart.
The money will used at 33 developments damaged by the 2012 storm.
Hundreds of families fear for their safety. They live in public housing and have been without gas for more than two months. They say the city’s temporary solution to the problem puts them at risk.
Earlier this year a report was released detailing what it said were deplorable conditions in public housing in the city.
The NYPD will revise its patrol guide and training materials over stop-and-frisk practices in New York City Housing Authority buildings, as part of a preliminary agreement to settle a lawsuit.
Comptroller Scott Stringer announced that an audit by his office found mismanagement and bureaucratic paralysis caused NYCHA to miss out on nearly $700 million in revenue and savings.
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer said the physical conditions at New York City Housing Authority buildings have gotten worse over recent years.
The October 2012 storm dumped water and sand into the basements and first floors of the Coney Island Houses, crippling the buildings’ electrical and mechanical systems and leaving residents without power for 22 days.
The city has deployed more than 700 additional police officers and installed more security lighting.
An audit by the city comptroller found NYCHA failed to ensure that contractors working on repairs hire a certain percentage of public housing residents.
The de Blasio administration is spending $210 million on a citywide initiative to improve security at 15 troublesome New York City Housing Authority developments.
Jacqueline Francis said two people stole her $1,000 computer after NYCHA asked her to leave her door open for construction workers.
New Yorkers were talking Thursday about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s $41 billion plan to preserve or create affordable housing.