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A NYCHA mold lawsuit from 2013 gets a revised settlement approved

Publication Date: 
Thursday, November 29, 2018

U.S. District Court Judge William Pauley III approved a revised settlement agreement Thursday between NYCHA and residents with asthma who signed onto a 2013 class action lawsuit accusing the public housing authority of failing to eradicate mold.

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Judge who rejected NYCHA monitor deal approves much narrower plan addressing only toxic mold

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

The judge who rejected a proposed plan to impose a federal monitor to handle NYCHA’s many problems Thursday gave a thumbs up to a much narrower plan that focuses only on one persistent issue – toxic mold.

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“Mi apartamento casi me mata”: residente de NYCHA

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Friday, November 23, 2018

En el 2002, Santiaga Sánchez lloraba la pérdida de su esposo sentada en la sala de un pequeño apartamento de una habitación en Parkchester, El Bronx. A su lado sus tres hijos escuchaban los lamentos de preocupación: sin su esposo, no había dinero para pagar una vivienda.

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Something In The Air: Battling Mold in NYCHA

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

According to the New York City Department of Health, about 170,000 children in New York City suffer from asthma. While, many of these cases are affected by air quality, one family is dealing with pollutants inside their home.

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AdTech Ad NYCHA tenants testify in federal court

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

As NYCHA’s ongoing saga continues, residents living in public housing continue their plea for the city to fix the numerous problems

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NYCHA Residents Testify In Court Hearing On Living Conditions

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Hundreds of NYCHA residents packed into a Lower Manhattan courtroom Wednesday to testify during a hearing on the disastrous living conditions at public housing complexes across the city.

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Dozens of NYCHA tenants beg judge to help fix troubled agency as mom of murdered teen says it refuses to transfer her to new place

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

One by one they came forward in the high-ceiling courtroom, public housing tenants pleading with Manhattan Federal Judge William Pauley for help to finally fix the long-troubled agency known as NYCHA.

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NYCHA residents describe living conditions at court hearing

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

NYCHA residents and advocates got a chance to have their voices heard during a hearing Wednesday on the horrendous living conditions at public housing complexes across the city.

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NYCHA Residents Decry Living Conditions

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Hundreds of New York City Housing Authority residents testified in federal court in Manhattan Wednesday, decrying the persistent problems inside their homes, from lead paint to moldy walls, and heat and water issues.

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Inquilinos testifican en Corte Federal sobre “condiciones inhumanas” en NYCHA

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Digna Castillo, una inmigrante hondureña que lleva más de 25 años residiendo en un edificio de NYCHA en El Bronx, vive preocupada por el deterioro que, asegura, está consumiendo su apartamento. Ella ha reparado por su cuenta algunos de los desperfectos porque, según explica, oficiales de la Agencia de Vivienda Pública de la Ciudad no le contestan sus quejas.

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NYCHA's senior moment: City and state combine for an affordable housing breakthrough

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Chapter two of today’s edition of “Golly, look what New York City and State can do when they work together”: Gov. Cuomo just committed $15 million in scarce affordable housing tax credits to build apartments for senior citizens within New York City Housing Authority developments on the east end of Brooklyn.

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Gov. Cuomo, Cynthia Nixon talk affordable housing ahead of Wednesday debate

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Monday, August 27, 2018

BROOKLYN — Three days before they face off in a gubernatorial debate on Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and actress-turned-political-candidate Cynthia Nixon talked to potential voters about affordable housing.

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1,000 new affordable units for NYCHA seniors on the way, Gov. Cuomo says

Publication Date: 
Monday, August 27, 2018

The state will finance 1,000 new affordable housing units for seniors on underutilized NYCHA property in Brooklyn, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday.

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The three-fifths New Yorkers: That's how City Hall treats NYCHA

Publication Date: 
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Those of us who have the honor of serving the NYCHA tenants in our congregations, and who have worked with them and their fellow residents to force NYCHA and City Hall to treat them fairly and humanely, have finally realized the heart of the problem.

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Inside NYC’s Public Housing, Mold and Neglect Are a Dangerous Combo

Publication Date: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Sit back for a moment and imagine not being able to breathe in your own home. Imagine waking up in the middle of the night gasping for air or, worse, hearing your child, at any hour, wheezing, coughing, unable to fill her lungs. Imagine medications and breathing machines, emergency room visits, hospitalizations—all stemming from a menace in your own home that no one is willing to address.

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Local church group stumps for NYCHA budget boost

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Saturday, June 2, 2018

A community-organizing group led tours of crumbling NYCHA apartments for local councilmembers across the city in May, to point out the deplorable conditions. For Bronx tenants, the tour yielded quick attention from the Housing Authority.

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Councilmember rips NYCHA conditions

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

It ‎was a tour of worse. Councilmember Rafael Salamanca shook his head in disgust as he surveyed the abundant mold dominating the ceilings and walls of Norma Nazario’s apartment at Melrose Houses.

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NYCHA tenants, councilman hold rally for more funding

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Monday, May 14, 2018

THE BRONX - Frustrated NYCHA tenants held a rally Monday, asking Mayor Bill de Blasio for billions of dollars in funding due to apartment problems that include mold and cracked ceilings.

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NYCHA residents to give council members tour of properties

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

City housing residents will lead council members on an “inspection tour” of NYCHA properties to show them the “dangerous conditions” of their homes and hold a rally on the steps of City Hall, according to a network of citizens organizations.

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NYCHA residents tired of being treated as ‘second-class citizens,’ demand money for repairs

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The New York City Housing Authority’s beleaguered state of affairs has once again led residents to take to City Hall to demand more money.

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Concejo Municipal contempla plan de rescate de viviendas de NYCHA

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

El Concejo Municipal sutuvo una audiencia sobre la administración de la Autoridad de Vivienda, la agencia al frente de la vivienda pública en la ciudad y cuya Presidenta renunció en medio del escándalo a principios de mes por la presencia de plomo, falta de calefacción y múltiples demandas de sus residentes.

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NYCHA Settles Over Mold Repairs

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Monday, April 9, 2018

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Groups Take NYCHA Back to Court Over Rampant Mold Problem

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Ms. Awilda Garcia has been fighting NYCHA to fix the mold problem in her bathroom of the East Village’s Wald Houses for 11 years. She suffers from asthma, and her illness is exacerbated by it. She has consistently put in work order requests, and NYCHA has made 10 maintenance visits to her apartment so far. But instead of fixing the underlying moisture problem fueling the mold, each time they’ve taken superficial steps to merely mask it—cleaning the ceiling and painting over it. And, inevitably, it returns in short order

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NYCHA promises fungus fix – again

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Friday, April 6, 2018

The beleaguered New York City Housing Authority, which has been in court since 2013 over its handling of mold, has agreed — yet again — to clean up its act.

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NYCHA agrees to appoint independent ombudsman to push repairs, impose fines

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Four years after promising but failing to clean up festering mold in its apartments, NYCHA Friday agreed to the appointment of an independent ombudsman who can penalize the authority for future failures.

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Council Speaker Corey Johnson pushes $2B affordable housing plan for seniors

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Monday, March 12, 2018

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson is proposing spending $2 billion to build 15,000 new affordable apartments for seniors on NYCHA land.

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City behind schedule on building 2 diversion centers to serve as alternative to Rikers

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

As Mayor de Blasio touts an ambitious criminal justice agenda to close Rikers Island, the city is far behind schedule on opening two diversion centers meant to be an alternative to arrest for people with mental health or substance abuse issues, the Daily News has learned.

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Knock, knock. Who’s there? Opportunity right under Mayor de Blasio’s nose, to unlock thousands of apartments for New York’s neediest in the middle of a housing crisis, on land the city already owns.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The lead paint scandal at the city's public housing authority has already cost several high-level officials their job. But it turns out those same officials were involved with fighting another crisis at the agency: Mold. Critics now say those officials did not go far enough to make sure public housing residents were in clean and safe apartments. NY1 Political Reporter Courtney Gross has this special report.

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A golden opportunity: Mining an overlooked housing bonanza

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Opportunity right under Mayor de Blasio’s nose, to unlock thousands of apartments for New York’s neediest in the middle of a housing crisis, on land the city already owns.

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De Blasio’s base bites back

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Drenched and determined, from a multitude of neighborhoods and faiths, they massed by the thousands Monday on the sidewalks outside City Hall — from East Brooklyn, from the South Bronx, from southeast Queens, from Manhattan up and down.

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