Bronx tenant and her two children in her apartment kitchen

City Limits’ Most-Read Housing Stories in 2022

It’s been an eventful year in New York City housing. Mayor Eric Adams launched a new plan for housing production and a controversial approach to street homelessness. At the same time, the city’s homeless shelter population reached historic highs this year, fueled in part by an increase in migrants from the southern border and by soaring rent costs, including the biggest price hike for rent-stabilized apartments in nearly a decade.

NYCHA Blames Dreary Financial Outlook on $454 Million in Unpaid Pandemic Rent

More than 73,000 NYCHA households are behind on rent, what officials say will force the public housing authority to draw from operating reserves and make other cuts in the year ahead—and could potentially hamper its repair plans. Meanwhile, the state’s already-exhausted Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to aid New Yorkers in rent arrears is unlikely to reach NYCHA.

¿En qué va la demanda de los inmigrantes que fueron trasladados a la isla de Martha’s Vineyard?

El pasado 29 de noviembre, Lawyers for Civil Rights presentó una enmienda a la demanda que añade como demandados a la compañía de aviones que transportó a los inmigrantes (Vertol Systems Company, Inc.) a su director general, al “zar de la seguridad pública” de Florida Larry Keefe, al jefe de gabinete del gobernador DeSantis, y a Perla Huerta, la principal reclutadora de inmigrantes en el terreno.