New York IAF

NYCHA, Harlem, South Bronx, apartments, Mold, leaks, New York IAF

Roof Repairs at Harlem NYCHA Building Made Leaks Worse

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
NY Daily News

“What’s happening in the King Towers echoes what we are seeing all over the city,” said Michael Stanley, an organizer with Metro Industrial Area Foundation, a housing advocate group that’s been critical of NYCHA for years.

Barbara Solomon, 59, says she has tried in vain to get management to fix her ceilings. “Too often, NYCHA doesn’t show up, but even where they are supposedly fixing things, the repairs are usually so ineffective that nothing is really resolved or the problem even gets worse,” Stanley said. Read more about Roof Repairs at Harlem NYCHA Building Made Leaks Worse

Metro IAF

Mold, Public Housing, Consent Decree, New York IAF

Judge Slams NYCHA Officials for No-Show at (Metro IAF) Mold Hearing

Friday, July 10, 2015
Daily News

"A judge overseeing NYCHA’s flailing efforts to clean up its toxic mold problem ripped into agency officials for being no-shows at a hearing Friday.

A lone NYCHA lawyer showed up, but none of the top brass appeared in Manhattan Federal Court to answer why they’ve failed to live up to a 2013 promise to abate mold in decrepit apartments.

“Why wouldn’t some policy-making, decision-making official of NYCHA be here?” fumed Judge William Pauley. “I can’t believe they have more important things to do.”" Read more about Judge Slams NYCHA Officials for No-Show at (Metro IAF) Mold Hearing

Metro IAF

NYCHA, De Blasio, EBC, Metro IAF, New York IAF, Public Housing

Metro IAF / EBC Demand that De Blasio Act on Housing Horror

Thursday, June 25, 2015
City Limits

Angry residents and faith leaders joined forces Thursday to call for the resignation of Shola Olatoye, chairwoman of New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). On the steps of City Hall under a bright sun, hundreds of members of Metro Industrial Areas Foundation called for a "shake up" at NYCHA, demanding that Mayor de Blasio keep his promises to New York City’s most vulnerable population. Read more about Metro IAF / EBC Demand that De Blasio Act on Housing Horror

Metro IAF

Community Organizing in Bushwick, Metro IAF, New York IAF, Parks

700 EBC Leaders Rally for Neighborhood Park Upgrades

Monday, March 23, 2015
Bushwick Daily

No one can say Bushwick backs down without a fight. Read more about 700 EBC Leaders Rally for Neighborhood Park Upgrades

EBC

Community Organizing in New York City, New York IAF, Rev. David Brawley, Rev. Getulio Cruz

Metro IAF Weighs In on NYC's Senior Housing Crisis

Sunday, October 26, 2014
NY Daily News

With Albany preoccupied with an election that inspires no one outside of the capitol bubble and with City Hall distracted by an inability to deal with a staffing crisis of its own making, it might seem foolhardy to expect the city and state’s top political leaders to look 20 years ahead. But that’s what the distracted mayor and preoccupied governor must do if a deepening crisis in senior housing and senior services is to be averted. Read more about Metro IAF Weighs In on NYC's Senior Housing Crisis

Metro IAF

Queens, Community Organizing in NYC, New York IAF, Metro IAF, Flooding, Infrastructure

EQUAL Beats Back Queens Floodwaters

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
City Limits

E. Thomas Oliver, a deacon at the New Jerusalem Baptist Church and a leader of EQUAL, says that when he purchased his home on 141st Avenue in Laurelton in 1971, little did he know he was “buying waterfront property.”
But after storm waters destroyed two of his cars and he spent $4,000 to install a sump pump in his basement—he recalls once seeing a neighbor paddle down the street in a canoe—he was convinced the coastline had somehow encroached upon Laurelton. Read more about EQUAL Beats Back Queens Floodwaters

EQUAL

Westchester United, Community Organizing in New York, Community Organizing in Westchester, New York IAF, Kindergarten

Kindergarten Rally Draws 300 to New Rochelle

Monday, June 16, 2014
Lohud Journal News

Last week, supporters of a grass-roots effort to require kindergarten in New York rallied at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in New Rochelle to call on the state legislators to support a bill that would d just that. The group, Westchester United, drew nearly 300 people to the church to thank state Sen. Jeff Klein for his support for Assembly bill 5786 and Senate bill S5056 and to ask other legislators to follow suit. Read more about Kindergarten Rally Draws 300 to New Rochelle

Westchester United