New York City Housing Authority

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

A van sits outside the Pomonok House in Flushing, Queens. (credit:  Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Queens NYCHA Residents Could Be Without Gas For Months

NYCHA workers turned off the gas at Pomonok Houses early Friday morning, knocking on doors in the middle of night and handing out hot plates to residents.

03/16/2014

Residents are concerned about this water tank at the top of a building in the Gun Hill Houses public housing development in Brooklyn, which has been leaking and has left a cascade of dangerous ice. (Credit: CBS 2)

Frozen, Icy Water Tank Leaves Bronx Public Housing Residents Worried

Fifteen stories above a Bronx apartment building stands, ice cascades downward from a frozen rooftop water tank. The scene is pretty from above, but dangerous to those down below.

03/06/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio Announces Housing Authority Team

De Blasio introduced Shola Olatoye as chairwoman of the New York City Housing Authority.

02/08/2014

Mold Remediation (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Agrees To Remove Mold, Fix Leaks In Public Housing More Quickly

The settlement requires the city Housing Authority to remove the mold and fix leaks, insulate pipes and deal with other moisture issues. It covers all of the authority’s 400,000 tenants.

12/17/2013

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