Public Housing

CVH’s public housing campaign has been fighting to save and improve public housing in New York City since 2006. The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) operates 343 developments of public housing throughout the five boroughs and is home to 5.1% of the city’s population. However, public housing is in a state of financial crisis. NYCHA has been operating with a deficit, leading to deteriorating conditions and cutbacks in services for residents. Further, NYCHA is attempting to balance its budget on the backs of its residents through rent and fee increases and further cuts in services. CVH’s public housing campaign has been focusing on securing funds from our elected officials at all levels- city, state and federal- to ensure the stability of NYCHA for its low to moderate income residents.

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Contact Public Housing Campaign Organizer Kflu Kflu at 212-860-6001, ext. 28, or e-mail kflu@cvhaction.org

NYCHA Adds Third Digital Van, Expanding Internet Access For Public Housing Residents

The newest “digital van.” Photo: Alex Gerald

NYCHA unveiled its third “digital van” – a computer lab on wheels – at the LaGuardia Houses on Tuesday. It is the latest addition to a very small fleet dedicated to touring public housing developments throughout the city, providing internet and computer services to residents who have limited or no access to digital services.

NYCHA Adds Third Digital Van, Expanding Internet Access For Public Housing Residents

The newest “digital van.” Photo: Alex Gerald

NYCHA unveiled its third “digital van” – a computer lab on wheels – at the LaGuardia Houses on Tuesday. It is the latest addition to a very small fleet dedicated to touring public housing developments throughout the city, providing internet and computer services to residents who have limited or no access to digital services.

NYC Housing Ventures to Set Out a Welcome Mat for LGBT Seniors

By HANNAH FURFARO

June 29, 2016 

A new initiative to build affordable housing that is friendly for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender seniors is beginning to take shape.

Senior-housing basics, like hot meals, fitness and language classes will be available at the Ingersoll Senior Residences in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn, and the Crotona Senior Residences in Crotona Park North in the Bronx.

Children in NYCHA housing test positive for high lead levels in blood from lead paint

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Updated on: Tuesday, June 14/New York Daily News 

Dozens of children living in NYCHA apartments where the city found lead paint have tested positive for dangerously high levels of the chemical in their blood in the last five years, city records show.

And in most cases, the Housing Authority had the same response: Do nothing.

After almost 10 months of working on a community based plan....

The East Harlem Neighborhood Plan has been released! After almost 10 months of working on a community based plan to inform a proposed rezoning of the neighborhood, Community Voices Heard, the City Council Speaker, the Manhattan Borough President, and Manhattan Community Board 11 are excited to step into the next phase of our work around affordable housing development, public housing improvements, and job creation.

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