NYCHA’s new strategy to pay for repairs at 110,000 public housing units prioritizes finances and not tenants’ best interests, Justice For All Coalition member Kristen Hackett argues.
Kristen Hackett and Yvette Kemp |
‘As we know, the pandemic hit New York extremely hard; and yet unevenly. NYCHA tenants, including those in Astoria, Queensbridge, Ravenswood and Woodside Houses, are among the hardest hit.’
Kristen Hackett and Jenny Dubnau |
‘Decking over the180 acres of these rail yards isn’t the answer to the challenges facing Queens residents.’
‘Development of Sunnyside Yards is emblematic of a broader and fraught city-building process, which is churning communities across the city and displacing working-class communities while building new neighborhoods for wealthier, whiter households.’
‘NextGen is the continuation of the opening up of investment opportunities for already-wealthy private actors and entities. History tells us this usually comes at a high cost for residents and existing community members.’