Home and Away: A Timeline of Public Housing in the United States and New York City
1971: A dispute erupts over a proposed NYCHA project in Forest Hills, Queens, exposing tensions over race and community control. The project was ultimately constructed at a lower density cost.
1972: St. Louis housing officials begin demolishing the Pruitt-Igoe projects. 1973: President Richard Nixon halts funding for new public housing.
1983: President Reagan slashes the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s budge to $18 billion-a fifth of what it had been five years earlier. 1988: Federal preferences restrict public housing admission to extremely low-income people.
117 North Oxford Walk 8H.L.I.T.
2006: NYCHA announces its Plan to Preserve Public Housing in the face of mounting deficits-raising rents, cutting the workforce and winning $120 million in emergency funds from Bloomberg.
117 North Oxford Walk 6H.L.I.T.