A new report describes the path to social housing in New York through 20 policy proposals, from overhauling the property tax code and abolishing the city’s tax lien sale to cracking down on landlord violations and boosting public funding for tenant organizing.
Under New Law, NYCHA Tenants Can Log Maintenance Complaints with 311. But Advocates Want More Substantial Changes
“It’s time to acknowledge that NYCHA residents are an integral part of the city. Like other tenants, they should be entitled to full access to the city’s code enforcement system,” said one housing policy analyst calling for NYCHA tenants to have access to city building inspectors.
‘It hurts the young. It helps too little. It boosts unemployment.’ There are plenty of myths about the minimum wage. The reality is, more and more workers are working at a pay rate that puts them in poverty.
Now that they’ll be counted in their hometowns rather than where they’re incarcerated, state inmates could shift district lines. One thing neither they nor parollees can do, however, is vote.
For residents of First Houses—the Lower East Side site where public housing began in the United States—pride in their historic location is mixed with worries about deterioration inside.