A New Look at the New Deal’s Legacy of Public Housing

A New Look on the New Deal’s Legacy of Public Housing

I doubt that segregated housing was in anybody’s greatest curiosity, but it surely’s no simple name. The N.A.A.C.P. had the foresight to reject Douglas’s plea, as did the New York congressman Vito Marcantonio. Many African-Americans welcomed the next building of majority black towers like Brownsville’s Van Dyke Houses (now one of many poorest communities in […]

Scandal and Political Wrangling Preceded Departure of Housing Chairwoman

Scandal and Political Wrangling Preceded Departure of Housing Chairwoman

“He asked me to stay,” she mentioned. “This was my choice.” She declined to say if she has a brand new job ready for her after she leaves on the finish of the month. Before the information convention, Mr. de Blasio toured an residence that had been refurbished in a public-private partnership. And in praising […]

Embattled Housing Authority Chief in New York City Is Resigning

Embattled Housing Authority Chief in New York City Is Resigning

“I think the resignation of Shola was an inevitability rather than a choice,” stated Councilman Ritchie Torres, who’s chairman of the general public housing committee and held a contentious listening to with Ms. Olatoye earlier this 12 months. “I think that we’re entering a period of uncertainty.” Since the council listening to, Ms. Olatoye has […]

Opinion

Opinion

Shola Olatoye, the general public official on the middle of rising anger over deteriorating situations in New York City’s public housing, is stepping down. While the resignation will deliver an finish to months of scrutiny over her position as chairwoman and chief govt of the New York City Housing Authority, it’s not prone to result […]

Opinion

Opinion

Ben Carson, the secretary of housing and concrete growth, confirmed utter contempt for his company’s core mission final month when he proposed deleting the phrase “free from discrimination” from the HUD mission assertion. Yet Mr. Carson is just not the primary housing secretary to betray the landmark Fair Housing Act of 1968 — which turns […]

A Tiny Elevator, a Haunting Reminder in Brooklyn

A Tiny Elevator, a Haunting Reminder in Brooklyn

And the digicam within the 15-square-foot elevator has develop into a every day reminder for fogeys to not go away their youngsters unsupervised, even contained in the constructing. “They’re never by themselves,” Evita Worley, 55, stated of her three grandchildren. “I think neighbors are now more secure with their children.” On a latest go to […]

In New York Budget, a Fusillade Against de Blasio

In New York Budget, a Fusillade Against de Blasio

It additionally offered an opportunity to double down on his credentials and place himself as a progressive chief for New York — and maybe the nation — as he faces a major problem from the left and a crescendo of voters throughout the nation, at the very least inside his personal celebration, who appear to […]

Under Ben Carson, HUD Scales Back Fair Housing Enforcement

Under Ben Carson, HUD Scales Back Fair Housing Enforcement

The investigations, often called “secretary-initiated cases” to point their significance, had been used prior to now to set precedent and to place different localities and builders on discover. One of the delayed investigations checked out an ordinance in Hesperia, Calif., that prevented the siting of neighborhood group properties for parolees and former offenders all through […]