Housing

Tenants facing eviction at 590 Bushwick (Photo by Matthew Taub via Brooklyn Brief)

Bushwick Tenants Fight Eviction

Brooklyn, Housing December 16, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Tenants of 590 Bushwick Ave. are fighting eviction by a new owner, following years of paying rent month-to-month, Brooklyn Brief reports.

Tenants at Mithcel Houses waiting for an elevator. (Photo by Maura Ewing via Mott Haven Herald)

Coping with Broken Elevators

Bronx, Housing December 9, 2014 at 4:45 pm

At NYCHA’s Mitchel Houses in the Bronx, residents must cope with elevators that break down frequently, and for some it’s more than a mere inconvenience, Mott Haven Herald reports.

According to Census figures, 54.6% of the population of the Bronx is of Latino origin. (Photo by Franklin Ramos via El Diario)

A New Bronx?

Bronx, Business, Housing, Latino November 18, 2014 at 10:27 pm

In the new Bronx, there are new businesses and new developments but there’s still poverty and housing displacement, El Diario reports.

State Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna, and Los Sures Executive Director Ramon Peguero were all present for the inauguration. (Photo by Thomas Servello via Greenpoint Gazette)

Los Sures Helps Renovate for Seniors

Brooklyn, Housing, Seniors November 14, 2014 at 1:59 pm

The tenant group Los Sures helped renovate a 56-unit building for seniors in Williamsburg, Greenpoint Gazette reports.

The Chinese-language part of the Sunset Park Library. (Photo by Krissa Corbett Cavouras, Creative Commons license)

Can a Library and Affordable Housing Coexist in Sunset Park?

Brooklyn, Housing, Social Services November 13, 2014 at 4:23 pm

News that the Sunset Park Library might expand if space above it is turned into affordable housing drew mixed reactions from locals, reports Home Reporter News.

Faith in Affordable Housing and ‘Life’s Essentials’

Faith in Affordable Housing and ‘Life’s Essentials’

Culture, Government, Housing, Religion, Video November 13, 2014 at 3:05 pm

In this episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources,” clergy find ways to build affordable housing; Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Nisha Agarwal meets with the community and ethnic press; and the grandson of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee directs a documentary on the couple.

A woman and her child at the recent forum on homelessness (Photo by Annie Nova via The Hunts Point Express)

Urging Permanent Housing for the Homeless

Bronx, Housing November 10, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Permanent housing solutions to homelessness were explored at a recent forum in the South Bronx, The Hunts Point Express reports.

Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio at the Wilborn Temple First Church Of God In Christ in Albany on Sunday, February 16, 2014. (Rob Bennett for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)

Will Cuomo Help de Blasio on Housing?

Housing, Politics November 5, 2014 at 5:24 pm

A Republican-controlled state senate may not bode well for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s housing policies but City Limits finds that the situation may not be that much worse than it was prior to the election.

(Photo via Manhattan Times)

Marching to Protect Rent Regulations

Housing, Manhattan, New York October 31, 2014 at 5:33 pm

In northern Manhattan, politicians and community members marched on Oct. 25 in support of rent regulations that will “keep affordable housing affordable,” Manhattan Times reports.

Artist Elizabeth Hamby works on a mural with a young resident at Betances Community Center on Oct. 17. (Photo courtesy of Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, via Mott Haven Herald)

A Kinder, Gentler NYCHA?

Bronx, Housing October 23, 2014 at 4:39 pm

NYCHA officials are trying to make the city agency more approachable to public housing tenants, Mott Haven Herald reports.

The city promises a 'holistic' approach to rezoning a corridor along Jerome Avenue. (Photo by Adi Talwar via Bronx Bureau)

Will Jerome Avenue Go the Way of Willets Point?

Bronx, Business, Housing October 22, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Some worry that rezoning a stretch of Jerome Avenue in the Bronx would displace one of the city’s few remaining concentrations of auto service businesses, reports Bronx Bureau.

Advocates and community members rallied for more affordable housing at Astoria Cove. (Photo by Gwynne Hogan/ Voices of NY)

Astoria Cove: No Affordable Units for Most Needy

Business, Featured Posts, Housing, Queens, Voices' Picks October 20, 2014 at 6:43 pm

The Astoria Cove rezoning will set the bar for de Blasio’s affordable housing policy over the next few years. But as the plan stands, will it help the New Yorkers who need it most?

"Enough!" say Bushwick residents rallying again gentrification Mariela Lombard/EDLP

Latino Residents Fed Up with Bushwick Displacements

Housing, Latino October 17, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Bushwick residents marched to demand a swift solution to the gentrification problem leaving thousands of Latino families without a home, El Diario reports.

1025-1027 Leggett Ave. has been part of a city program to subsidize formerly distressed buildings for over 30 years. (Photo by Teodora Altomare via The Hunts Point Express)

Bronx Co-op Faces Uncertain Fate

Bronx, Housing October 14, 2014 at 12:05 pm

A low-income co-op in the Bronx may be seized by the city because it cannot pay off $1.3 million it owes, Hunts Point Express reports.

Quaint homes dot the streets near the Kingsbridge Armory (Photo by Janaki Chadha via Norwood News)

Gentrification in Kingsbridge?

Bronx, Business, Housing, Real Estate October 2, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Some residents of Kingsbridge are concerned that development might negatively affect the Bronx neighborhood, Norwood News reports.