More than 100 angry NYCHA tenants march on Gracie Mansion, opposing new project

More than 100 angry public housing tenants marched Tuesday on Gracie Mansion, shouting protest slogans as well-heeled contributors pulled up in limousines to attend Mayor de Blasio’s gala fund-raising dinner for what he calls “the People’s House.”

The tenants marched eight blocks south from Holmes Towers, where NYCHA plans to put up 400 apartments on what it calls an “underutilized” playground. Half the units will be affordable, but half will be offered at market rate — far more than NYCHA tenants could afford.

The People's Voice- September 2015 Newsletter


Community Voices Heard has launched a new website! New look, feel, design, but the same organization building power for low-income residents across New York State. check it out!

A lot of fun and exciting things have been going on over the summer in New York, but CVH hasn’t stopped working! We’ve been busy continuing to fight the good fight while identifying and building leaders in the process. So what have you been up to? Here’s some of what we’ve been doing and what’s coming to a city near you!