Rev. David Brawley, a leader of Brooklyn NYCHA tenants pressing the mayor for answers, says a lack of trust will hamper many of the initiatives the authority has announced as it tries to save the housing on which 400,000 people depend.
‘Instead of handing billions in public subsidies to mega-corporations, New York should invest in bottom-up economic development led by and benefiting people and communities of color, immigrants, and women.’
‘2019 will be a watershed year. Everyone who rents, and everyone who cares about affordable rental housing, should join the fight.’
Allegations of Tenant Harassment in Bushwick Spotlight Issues with City Enforcement, State Rent Laws
On a rent strike since before the October rally, all of the tenants of 431 Bleecker Street have been embroiled in multiple lawsuits, some still pending, and frustrating efforts to seek help from a variety of governmental entities responsible for oversight.