New York City Housing Authority

Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city leaders announce a $3 billion FEMA grant for city public housing developments. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NYC Officials Cheer $3 Billion Federal Grant For Superstorm Sandy Aid

The money will used at 33 developments damaged by the 2012 storm.

03/31/2015

Residents of the Bronx River Houses were nervous after being given hot plates to cook on in the absence of having heat. (Photo: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: 140 Families In Bronx Housing Project Without Heat Given Hot Plates To Cook On

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.

03/27/2015

Bernard M. Baruch Houses, part of New York City Housing Authority (credit: NYCHA)

NYCHA Residents Demand State Funding For Housing Improvements At Albany Rally

Earlier this year a report was released detailing what it said were deplorable conditions in public housing in the city.

03/16/2015

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NYPD To Revise Patrol Guide After Stop-And-Frisk Lawsuit Settlement

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.

01/08/2015

Scott Stringer holds a news conference outside the Farragut Houses in Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn, on Dec. 17, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Comptroller Scott Stringer Blasts NYCHA For Squandering Funding Opportunities

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.

12/17/2014

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer (credit: Getty Images)

Comptroller Stringer: NYC Public Housing Needs Repairs

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer said the physical conditions at New York City Housing Authority buildings have gotten worse over recent years.

09/08/2014

A destroyed home is viewed in Oakwood Beach in Staten Island on February 5, 2013. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio Announces $108M For Storm-Hit Project

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.

09/05/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces July 8, 2014, an initiative aimed at making 15 public housing developments in the city safer. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

De Blasio: Violent Crime Down At Public Housing Complexes

The city has deployed more than 700 additional police officers and installed more security lighting.

08/10/2014

NYCHA workers removing mold, mildew, oil & other components at a home after Hurricane Sandy. (credit: NYCHA via Facebook)

Audit: NYCHA Failed To Hire Public Housing Residents For Sandy Repairs

An audit by the city comptroller found NYCHA failed to ensure that contractors working on repairs hire a certain percentage of public housing residents.

07/24/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces July 8, 2014, an initiative aimed at making 15 public housing developments in the city safer. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

NYC Details $210 Million Initiative To Cut Crime At Public Housing Developments

The de Blasio administration is spending $210 million on a citywide initiative to improve security at 15 troublesome New York City Housing Authority developments.

07/08/2014

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Apartments Robbed After NYCHA Asks Tenants To Leave Doors Open For Renovations

Jacqueline Francis said two people stole her $1,000 computer after NYCHA asked her to leave her door open for construction workers.

05/30/2014

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De Blasio Affordable Housing Plan Seeks To Diversify Community Incomes

New Yorkers were talking Thursday about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s $41 billion plan to preserve or create affordable housing.

05/22/2014

Bernard M. Baruch Houses, part of New York City Housing Authority (credit: NYCHA)

NYCHA To Elderly Residents: Take A Smaller Apartment Or Be Evicted

A fight has erupted between elderly New York City residents, and city officials who said the residents need to move into smaller apartments.

05/02/2014

91-year-old Ralph Calinda with his grandson. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

World War II Veteran Says He May Lose Queens Apartment To City’s Downsizing Plan

Ralph Calinda, 91, has lived in the three bedroom apartment at the Pomonok Houses in Flushing, where he raised seven kids, for 61 years.

05/02/2014

Firefighters on the scene of a Coney Island blaze that left two cops in critical condition. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sources: Firebugs A Growing Problem At NYCHA Buildings

Fire officials have been putting out more and more fires at at New York City Housing Authority buildings. Residents say kids are often to blame.

04/09/2014

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