Housing

NYCHA, Public Housing, Rentals, Mold, Plumbing, Housing Conditions

Hundreds of EBC Residents & Leaders Confront NYCHA Chair

Thursday, March 6, 2014
News 12 Brooklyn

Hundreds of public housing residents gathered in East New York Thursday to demand help from elected officials and the new leader of NYCHA.

The meeting was held at Saint Paul Community Baptist Church and organized by the East Brooklyn Congregations. Newly appointed NYCHA Chairwoman Shola Olatoye was among the officials and elected leaders invited to the meeting to help deal with public housing concerns.

EBC

Public Housing, NYCHA, Mold, Plumbing, Paint, Metro IAF, Community Organizing in NYC

The Rescue Plan NY Public Housing Needs

Sunday, February 2, 2014
NY Daily News

Mayor de Blasio is taking his time appointing a new NYCHA chairman. We hope and pray this means the mayor will chose someone with deep housing experience and unquestioned integrity, not another in a long line of third-rate bureaucrats. In addition to hoping and praying, we have been working hard to set the stage for a desperately needed transformation...

Metro IAF

Affordable Housing, Gentrification, Austin Interfaith, Capital IDEA, Jesse Posner

As Austin Becomes More Expensive, Some Fight to Keep It Affordable

Sunday, January 5, 2014
Austin American Statesman & others

When Koreena Malone was confronted with the possibility of losing her home to a developer with a plan, she relied on her experience with Capital IDEA to save her home.

Austin Interfaith

Affordable Housing, VOICE, public land, Sun Gazette

Advocates Press for Affordable Housing Units on Public Land

Monday, December 9, 2013
Sun Gazette

Those who are doing the asking consider it an easy-to-grant request, and the answer they receive could help determine the direction of the county government’s affordable-housing policy for years to come.

VOICE

NYCHA, Metro IAF, Public Housing, Mold, Maribel Baez, NYC Housing Authority

NYC Housing Authority to Come Under Judicial Oversight for Mold

Monday, December 16, 2013
New York Daily News & New York Times

Over the past year, the Metro Industrial Areas Foundation, a civic group, has threatened to file suit charging the city has for years violated the Americans With Disabilities Act by housing hundreds of tenants with asthma in mold-infested units. The Monday settlement will allow a Manhattan federal judge to monitor NYCHA’s promised improvements over the next three years. Both sides will go to court Tuesday to file the agreement and be assigned a judge....

Metro IAF

East Brooklyn Congregations, Dignified Housing, Public Housing, NYCHA, Tenant Organizing

NYCHA Vows Brooklyn Fixes by Christmas -- Tenant Hopes to Use Toilet Without Umbrella

Sunday, November 24, 2013
NY Daily News

Residents from about 150 apartments from Brownsville to Canarsie to East New York confronted NYCHA Executive Vice President for Operations Carlos Laboy-Diaz during Nov. 18 meeting with list of problems including leaks, heat and rats...

Metro IAF

NYCHA, Dignified Housing, East Brooklyn Congregations, Rev. Edward Mason, Blanch Romey

Pastor: NYCHA Makes Big Effort to Avoid Repairing Congregants' Apartments

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Daily News

My congregants in Brooklyn come from more than 20 NYCHA developments and bring a steady stream of horror stories about the agency’s lack of response or, even worse, aggressive resistance to complaints about poor service and dangerous conditions...

EBC

Housing
Friday, September 13, 2013 - 14:45

VOICE Wins $30 Million for Foreclosure Rehab Pilot in Virginia

VOICE's Bank & Foreclosure Accountability Campaign secured $30 million in commitments for their Prince William Restoration Fund from Bank of America, General Electric, and VA Housing Development Authority (VHDA).  The fund will support a pilot that would:

(1) rehab 100 abandoned / blighted properties in neighborhoods devastated by foreclosure for affordable homeownership & rental housing,

(2) allow for the development of 1,500 units of rental housing over the next 15 years in Northern Virginia for families.  


Foreclosure Rehab, Blight Prevention, Neighborhood Revitalization

VOICE Wins $30 Million for Foreclosure Rehab Pilot in VA

Friday, September 13, 2013
Washington Post

Each time Ron Taylor steps outside the squat brick townhouse he rents in the Manassas neighborhood of Georgetown South, the house next door is a reminder of how things used to be. It’s his old home, now vacant. The yard, where he once carefully carved a planter from a tree trunk, is overgrown with weeds. Taylor, 68, and his wife lived there for about a decade before it was foreclosed on last year...

VOICE

Affordable Housing, Foreclosure, Financial Reform

Advocates: Pr. William communities to get $30 million for housing pilot program

Monday, June 3, 2013
The Washington Post

Millions in funding for a housing pilot program that would go toward restoring communities affected by the 2008 foreclosure crisis in Prince William County will be promised by two major financial institutions and a Virginia housing agency Monday, according to Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement.

VOICE

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