NYCHA

NYCHA, Mold, Affordable Housing, Fr. Francis Skelly, Organizing in NYC

Mayor Budgets $1B to Fix NYCHA Roofs, But Critics Say Not It's Enough

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
New York Daily News

....Metro Industrial Areas Foundation, questioned whether repairs will come fast enough to alleviate the toxic mold that afflicts so many public housing tenants. Read more about Mayor Budgets $1B to Fix NYCHA Roofs, But Critics Say Not It's Enough

Metro IAF

NYCHA, Olatoye, senior citizens, East Brooklyn Congregations

Metro IAF Pitches Own NYCHA Housing Plan

Thursday, August 13, 2015
The Real Deal

The Metro Industrial Areas Foundation invited several Brooklyn elected officials last month to hear a proposal to “infill” large swaths of open space at public housing developments in the borough with between 10,000 and 20,000 units of senior citizen housing. Read more about Metro IAF Pitches Own NYCHA Housing Plan

Metro 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

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

East Brooklyn Congregations, NYCHA, De Blasio, Community Organizing in New York City

Tenants: De Blasio Needs Bigger Role in NYCHA

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
City Limits

When the head of the New York City Housing Authority met with residents at a chapel in Brownsville on Tuesday night, there were questions about failing radiators, missing kitchen sinks, moldy walls, broken doors, pigeon excrement and more.

These were all part of a more general question: A year into his administration, to what extent is Mayor de Blasio accountable for the continuing maintenance woes at NYCHA, which has been shortchanged by all levels of government for at least a decade? Read more about Tenants: De Blasio Needs Bigger Role in NYCHA

EBC

Mold, NYCHA, lawsuit, federal consent decree, Metro IAF

Mold Still a Growing Problem for Hundreds of NYCHA Tenants

Sunday, December 14, 2014
The Daily News

Officials at Metro Industrial Area Foundation, a group of churches and nonprofits also involved in the suit, say that since the consent decree was signed, NYCHA has begun to attack the problem. But the crisis is far from over. Of the 84 apartments on the group’s initial fix-it list, NYCHA has done nothing in 57 apartments. And the agency has made nominal repairs in 10 more that were so inadequate the mold came back. Seventeen apartments got effective repairs. Read more about Mold Still a Growing Problem for Hundreds of NYCHA Tenants

Metro IAF

NYCHA, Security Cameras, Public Safety, East Brooklyn Congregations

NYCHA Screwed Up Application: Missed Out on Federal Funds

Sunday, November 23, 2014
New York Daily News

(De Blasio) blamed previous delays on ‘unacceptable bureaucracy,’ ” said the Rev. David Brawley, pastor at St. Paul Community Baptist Church in East New York, Brooklyn.

“Now we learn how little has changed for NYCHA residents over the past year under the mayor’s watch. The status quo has remained: ineptitude, distraction and neglect.” Read more about NYCHA Screwed Up Application: Missed Out on Federal Funds

EBC

Mayor Bill Blasio, Affordable Housing, Stop and Frisk, Gun Violence, NYCHA, Universal Pre-K

Mayor Bill de Blasio Meets with Metro IAF

Monday, March 31, 2014
News 12 Brooklyn

Mayor Bill de Blasio met with hundreds of faith and political leaders from across the tri-state area over the weekend to talk about a number of issues facing New Yorkers.  Read more about Mayor Bill de Blasio Meets with Metro IAF

Metro IAF

Public Housing, NYCHA, East Brooklyn, Metro IAF, Dignified Housing

Progress Seen on NYCHA Repairs in East Brooklyn

Monday, March 17, 2014
Brooklyn Bureau

Mary Smith had one problem, and then she had several. The heating in her living room at the Fiorentino Plaza Houses in East New York conked out about three years ago. Then her hot water went. She began hauling pots of hot water from the stove to her bathroom to bathe. But then she injured her neck and back in a fall, making the water-bearing impossible.... Read more about Progress Seen on NYCHA Repairs in East Brooklyn

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