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

NYC Mayoral Candidates Spent Night at NYCHA Development to Learn about Consitions in Public Housing

(July 21, 2013; New York) Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, the Urban Justice Center and Community Voices Heard hosted a Mayoral Candidate Sleepover at Lincoln Houses in Harlem Saturday evening to provide candidates with first-hand experience of the issues faced by public housing residents in New York City, one of the largest bloc constituencies.

CVH Joins with Hundreds to Raise Importance of Affordable Housing

On April 18 in New York City, we joined with hundreds of allies to launch the "Our City, Our Homes" effort, which is raising the importance of affordable housing in this year's elections. This picture above shows the 300+ people that made it out for the launch, but we expect it to be much, much bigger for the June forum with the candidates for New York City mayor.