Yes, this Communist politician wants to redistribute wealth, but a focus on housing, her own modest lifestyle and a hard childhood have helped her popularity.
Residents of Trellick Tower, a 1972 public housing block, fought to stop a development project they said would undermine the building’s integrity. But they fear the reprieve might be only temporary.
At the Holmes Towers on the Upper East Side, La Keesha Taylor has formed a coalition to keep the elevators running, the heat working and the rodents at bay.
The urban economist Jenny Schuetz breaks down America’s housing crises, the policies that could fix them and the politics standing in the way.
The city’s public housing system, the largest in the nation, has become an emblem of disinvestment and deterioration. But a new deal could lead to needed repairs in 25,000 apartments.
Apartment hunting in the city has never been easy, but now the search has become seemingly impossible as prices soar. Readers told us about their pandemic housing struggles — and eventual successes.
Victor Rivera was sentenced to more than two years in prison for accepting kickbacks while running his Bronx homeless shelter organization.
Lionsgate Newark will include six large soundstages. It’s being built on the site of one of New Jersey’s first public housing projects.
An ad led to Domingo Morales falling in love with compost. A windfall is helping him spread the word.
When a new landlord bought their building in the Bronx and threatened to raise rents and kick them out, tenants banded together. They never expected how far they might get: the chance to buy their apartments for $2,500 each.
Nearly four months after a fire tore through a Bronx complex, killing 17 people, its residents say that the city has yet to disburse millions in aid.
People experiencing homelessness are our neighbors.
Readers weigh in.
A new report urges officials to support New York City’s most vulnerable business owners, at a time when jobs lost to the pandemic may take years to return.
The isolated Brooklyn enclave, which resembles a forgotten seaside town, seems to be every New Yorker’s favorite neighborhood. At least for an afternoon. And not in flood season.
NYCHA is pledging to avoid evictions. But many tenants in arrears are anxious.
In the South Bronx, developers found ways to build an array of sleek, affordable apartments in two subsidized housing developments. Is this a way forward?
Steven Banks was the most effective social-services director in New York City history — and when he left office, there were still 45,000 people sleeping in shelters. Is that a success?
Investigators determined that a 5-year-old, who told the police he had been playing with a lighter, was the only person in the part of the apartment where the fire began.
A fire that raged through a public housing unit in Philadelphia left 12 people dead. But families living in cramped conditions have few options, with thousands waiting for subsidized housing.
As many of the city’s hotels sat empty during the pandemic and homelessness continued to rise, some saw an opportunity to solve both problems. So what happened?
Should housing status be a protected category like race, gender or religion?
A federal voucher program is at risk of being sharply scaled back as the White House seeks to slash its social policy package to appease two centrist senators.
How to solve the housing crisis (part 3).
Ritchie Torres isn’t a household name. He should be.
The left needs to think as much about supply as it does about demand.
Several new developments make a point of mixing age groups, because who wants to enter the golden years surrounded by only old people?
In the Democratic primary’s last days, and with New York’s economy starting to regain its footing, a chronic problem gains new urgency.
New York City’s affordability problems were laid bare by the pandemic. Mayoral candidates offer solutions, but steep political and logistical obstacles remain.
The City Council overwhelmingly passed a measure to increase a city housing subsidy, in hopes of making tens of thousands of apartments more affordable to those who are homeless or facing eviction.
The proposal, billed as the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act, offers a clear policy marker for liberals as Democrats seek to influence President Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan.
For homeless people, a place to live is life changing to a degree that almost no other intervention can provide.
Khaleel Seivwright built himself a wooden shanty while living on a West Coast commune. Then he started building similar lodgings for homeless people in Toronto to survive the winter.
Lynne Patton recruited and interviewed public housing tenants in New York City for a pro-Trump re-election video. The residents accused her of tricking them into participating.
Biden’s new $2 trillion-plus jobs plan recognizes that homes are part of the nation’s infrastructure.
A lawsuit by a watchdog group claims that its undercover investigation found widespread bias against tenants receiving federal housing assistance.
Eric Adams won three big labor union endorsements, confirming his status as a top contender, and Loree Sutton dropped out of the race.
The past year has seen progressive pipe dreams become reality. But can we hold on to what we’ve learned?
A dedicated federal agency could foster a huge expansion of social housing.
For starters, Biden can improve lives right now by recalibrating existing programs.
Neighborhoods in Newark are beginning to see a flurry of redevelopment, a decade after the city’s downtown gained vogue.
Developers have promised affordable housing along Brooklyn’s toxic canal. But the rezoning could end up favoring luxury apartments.
The first step to addressing the country’s housing affordability problem is to repeal the Faircloth Amendment.
An ombudsman’s report condemned a rushed lockdown of nine public housing towers in Melbourne that left thousands of residents without adequate food and medication and access to fresh air.
As the wealthy upgrade their homes, poor New Yorkers have to wait out the health crisis in rundown public housing.
Scores of Queens residents are struggling to prepare meals for their families since their gas was shut off.
On July 4, Australia’s second-largest city went into lockdown. But residents of nine public housing towers were singled out for even stricter treatment, leading many to suspect discrimination.
City planners, developers and local officials weigh in on how the pandemic could change the city’s housing markets, land use and policy.
“I am not a Trump supporter,” one of the tenants said, adding that she was furious that her interview with a government official was used for the convention.
In the South Bronx, the coronavirus had a devastating impact on an already vulnerable population. Residents of public housing didn’t wait for the city to help.