6 thoughts on “Evictions Aren’t the Answer, Say Advocates, After Investigations Dept. Slams NYCHA

  1. Its a shameful cycle, evicting families for them to go to a shelter for then to be put on a waiting list to be placed again in public housing… There’s no remedy to that..

  2. So, the “19% of NYC murders happen in the projects” statistic is supposed to make us believe NYCHA buildings are dangerous places. And we are supposed to assume too that the murderers live in NYCHA, which may or may not be true.

    Then, DOI suggests that tenants either get evicted for something they didn’t do (because the 17 year-old hit-man is likely not the leaseholder) or they get relocated to another project (where, presumably, there are other, probably rival, gangs and murderers). Clearly this is not a viable solution.

    And all of this will be paid for by the City, while the City is also funding more and more “anti-eviction services” for tenants. This means NYC tax payers would end up to funding both sides of an unnecessary war against poor people.

  3. They need to continue to evict certain families, due to loud music playing, dirty apartments, smoking wee and rodents infested apartments. The people downstairs from where I live just moved in a few months ago. I can not sleep nor sit down in my living room due to the parties and the wee smoking that goes on inside the apartment. My mother which is in her late 70’s get’s headaches and has sleeping problems due to the music playing. I also have a 5 year old that suffer’s from asthma and is always coughing due to the smoke. I have complain to management , but they mentioned that they will be going to court soon. Management Claimed these hoods had lost their other apartment due to a fire in the same NYCHA building. Many people have also given complains about these inconsiderate individuals. NYCHA needs to gave apartment’s to decent hard working people who respect the fact that other’s wake up the morning to work and that really need apartment’s due to harsh and economical reasons.

    • I ego your sentiments and hear you loud and clear, get involved in your tenant association, make them accountable, they are elected officials and have access to the people who can do something about our complains, there is a way, we just have to find out, going to your TA President is a big start

  4. i also agree with jasel king
    if you commit a crime and you live in a nycha development then you should be given a warning if another crime is committed that your lease should be terminated and given to others who are either on a waiting list for 11 years or hard working honest families.
    many of the crimes that are committed are in the same developments making others living here very unsafe. they commit the crimes and 3 days later they are hanging out again in front of the building or hallways

  5. Sorry to say but if tenants want to live in a home, why should they be allowed to break the rules, vs being homeless, I say suffer the consequences. Why should we the law abiding tenants not only suffer the consequences of their actions but the children growing in the community are victimized also. When I moved in NYCHA, there was a middle age woman who was selling drugs out of her apartment, this is during the crack epidemic, business for her was so good that someone decided to rob her, thank God no one was killed, she got shot in the foot and her son in the back, resulting in him being paralyzed. It gets better, she moved in the same building to a disable apartment, while she no longer sold drugs, the young men in the community were allowed to do what ever they needed to do to continue the trade, her apartment was raided periodically I guess to make it look good, but our children were effected, becoming addicts, felons etc. Oh you want to know how it ended, she died a tenant of NYCHA, you want to know who was effected, not only her own family, but the community at large. Any comments!!!

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