NYCHA promises no evictions for the rest of the year

NYCHA Chairman John Rhea came under blistering criticism from tenants, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and the Daily News after calling the January rent credit ‘a nice little Christmas present.’
NYCHA residents at the Red Hook Houses in Brooklyn still had no power in this picture taken November 11, almost two weeks after Hurricane Sandy hit.

Blasted for delaying rent credits for Hurricane Sandy victims until January, the Housing Authority promised on Friday not to evict rent-tardy tenants through the end of the year. Continue reading “NYCHA promises no evictions for the rest of the year”

For Public Housing Residents After Sandy, ‘A Slow-Motion Katrina’

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Ask anyone living in Cobble Hill or Carroll Gardens or Park Slope earlier this week, and they would tell you that they have power, hot water and Wi-Fi. In fact, most of the $1 million-plus townhouses and local businesses in Brooklyn’s wealthier neighborhoods never lost any basic necessities, even during the worst of the storm. Continue reading “For Public Housing Residents After Sandy, ‘A Slow-Motion Katrina’”