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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

Protests Force De Blasio Announcement On Public Housing Repairs Inside

More than 100 New York City public housing buildings damaged by superstorm Sandy will be getting new, federally funded boilers, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Sen. Charles Schumer announced Sunday.

03/23/2014

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

A woman tries to stay warm while waiting for a bus in Coney Island  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Sunday-Monday Snowstorm Could Dump At Least 6 Inches On Tri-State

There are a little more than three weeks before winter ends on the calendar, but Mother Nature isn’t letting up just yet.

02/28/2014

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

A sign hanging outside of the Fulton Houses in Manhattan. (Credit Gary Baumgarten/ 1010 WINS)

NYCHA Will Ease Stance On Released Cons With New Program

More than 400,000 people live in New York City public housing. Now, some of them might be recently released prisoners.

11/16/2013

New York City comptroller candidate Eliot Spitzer touring Douglass Houses before outlining NYCHA plan, August 21, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Spitzer Lays Out Plan To Improve NYCHA, Blasts Mayor’s Fingerprinting Idea

New York City comptroller candidate Eliot Spitzer on Wednesday unveiled the first policy proposals of his comeback campaign.

08/21/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)

Bloomberg’s Public Housing Fingerprinting Idea Stuns, Infuriates Residents

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s latest crime-fighting idea had a lot of people riled up on Friday. The mayor wants to fingerprint more than 600,000 people who live in public housing. He said it’s to make the projects safer.

08/16/2013

John Liu, Rev. Al Sharpton, Anthony Weiner, Christine Quinn, Bill Thompson and Bill de Blasio (L-R) following a mayoral candidates sleepover at a NYCHA housing complex in East Harlem. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Democratic Mayoral Candidates Reflect On Overnight In Housing Complex

Residents at the Lincoln Houses complex in East Harlem rolled out the welcome mat so the candidates can see what life is really like for the 3,100 residents.

07/21/2013

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NYCHA Development Residents Furious Over 400 Percent Parking Rate Hike

Residents of New York City Housing Authority developments were furious this week, after their parking fees jumped in a big way.

05/08/2013

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

Appeals Court Rules NYCHA Can Evict Tenants Who Violate Income Requirement

The ruling from the New York State Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s ruling that the drastic penalty was likely to leave a woman and her three young children homeless.

02/14/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces plan to eliminate backlog of maintenance and repair requests in public housing on Jan. 31, 2013. (Photo Credit: Kristen Artz/Flickr)

Bloomberg Vows To Reduce Backlog Of Public Housing Repair Requests

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said NYCHA’s goal is to virtually eliminate the current backlog of 420,000 open repair work orders and permanently reduce the average wait time for repairs in the future.

01/31/2013

Woodrow Wilson Houses In East harlem (credit: Google Maps)

Elderly Man’s Legs Trapped In Elevator In Housing Authority Building

The man suffered a fractured leg in the incident and was taken to Harlem Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

12/31/2012

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

Public Housing Residents Claim NYCHA Just Paints Over Mold Problems

Many have been complaining about mold in their city apartments for years, but charge the New York City Housing Authority never really confronts the problem.

12/18/2012

Worker cleaning up at Lillian Wald Houses in the Lower East Side Dec. 3, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

OSHA Investigating Lack Of Protective Gear For Some Sandy Clean-Up Workers

As the clean-up effort continues in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, some concerns have surfaced over a lack of proper tools and protective gear for workers.

12/03/2012

Leaky Ceiling In Red Hook Houses Apartment Nov. 12, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Residents, Public Advocate Blast NYCHA For ‘Unacceptable’ Rent Credit Plan

That credit will not appear until the January 2013 rent bills go out, the city announced.

11/13/2012

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