New York City Housing Authority tenants at the Nostrand Houses in Sheepshead Bay appear poised to join the Preservation Trust, a new funding model for public housing signed into law last year.
Bronx River Addition Houses, located in the Soundview neighborhood, consists of two senior buildings, including one where residents had to be temporarily relocated due to poor conditions. Tenants will be asked this spring to choose whether they want to remain in Section 9 or convert to one of two newer funding models.
Concerns ranged from the functionality of security cameras at developments to broken locks and entryway doors, as well as how elevator breakdowns impact tenants with mobility issues.
El equipo, que contará con dos abogados y tres asistentes legales, planea proporcionar apoyo legal para asuntos de vivienda pública, incluidos los inquilinos que ya se han convertido —o están en proceso de convertirse— a los nuevos modelos de financiación de NYCHA.
The team, which will have two attorneys and three paralegals, plans to provide legal support for public housing matters, including for tenants who have already converted—or are in the process of converting—to new funding models.
As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, more than 444,000 people across the five boroughs had cast ballots in the general election. City Limits spoke to residents at the polls, many of whom said they were more motivated by civic duty than by competitive races.
Residentes de Nostrand Houses de NYCHA se preparan para una votación histórica sobre el futuro de sus viviendas
Tras un periodo de votación de 30 días que comienza el 8 de noviembre, Nostrand Houses podría ser la primera urbanización de la Autoridad de la Vivienda de la ciudad de Nueva York (NYCHA por sus siglas en inglés) en adherirse a la Fundación para la Preservación de la Vivienda Pública (Preservation Trust), una nueva entidad pública que puede emitir bonos para financiar reparaciones.
Following a 30-day voting period that starts Nov. 8, Nostrand could be the first New York City Housing Authority development to join the Preservation Trust, a new public entity that can issue bonds to fund repairs. Similar votes at other NYCHA campuses are expected to take place next year.
There are several key differences between PACT and Hope VI, the now-defunct federal program that facilitated demolition and displacement in Brooklyn decades ago. But, despite contemporary safeguards, advocates say they’ll be keeping a close eye as plans to raze and rebuild the Fulton and Elliott-Chelsea Houses move forward.