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Rhea’s big promises

Embattled New York City Housing Authority Chairman John Rhea has unveiled plans that he promises will generate several billion dollars to pay for critically needed, long overdue renovations at the agency’s 334 developments.

NYC Housing Authority boss John Rhea passed on fed funds

AT A BREAKFAST meeting last week, city Housing Authority Chairman John Rhea announced he was pursuing $500 million in federal funds for “desperately needed” roof and brickwork repairs. He didn’t mention that two years ago, he decided against going after the same pot of money because he didn’t have qualified staff to spend it wisely, the Daily News has learned.

Broken NYCHA can be repaired

The New York City Housing Authority is the custodian of a vast and critical public resource — 180,000 apartments, hundreds of developments, thousands of workers — that lives and dies silently.

NYCHA board sitting on nearly $1B in fed cash

They earn close to $200,000 a year, ride in city-owned cars, live in tony Manhattan apartments — and are sitting on hundreds of millions of dollars intended to benefit low income New York families.

Mike's blind spot

The mayor should have read the letter. The mayor should have taken the contents seriously. The mayor should have responded appropriately and aggressively for the betterment of New York.

High-handed Mike

Yes, New York City Housing Authority Chairman John Rhea has a tough job, as Mayor Bloomberg assigned a press aide to say in response to Tuesday’s Daily News front page calling on the mayor to fire Rhea and fellow board members.

Letter to Mayor Bloomberg last year warned of NYCHA’s failures

City housing officials, in addition to sitting on nearly $1 billion in federal funds, were too inept to collect another $600 million in available revenue, a civic improvement group charged last year.

Obama’s mortgage unit is AWOL

Three months ago, in his State of the Union speech, President Obama announced a new task force to investigate mortgage fraud and bring some measure of relief to the 12 million American families who are either losing their homes or in danger of losing them.

How to make it Old York City

Author Susan Jacoby wrote in her book on aging, “Never Say Die,” that “anyone lucky enough to be a New Yorker is already a resident of an assisted living community.”

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