Post Tagged with: "NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development"

Housing / News

City holds town hall on Ready to Rent program for affordable housing

City holds town hall on Ready to Rent program for affordable housing

The Department of Housing and Preservation Development is providing free financial counseling and housing assistance for residents seeking affordable housing.

Economy / Housing

‘Peninsula’ housing plan questioned

A projection of what the area on Spofford Avenue will like once construction on The Peninsula is completed  in five years.

An ambitious plan to transform the shuttered Bridges Juvenile Justice Center into affordable housing and community space met resistance when Community Board 2 learned that a new city policy calls for 10 percent of The Peninsula’s 740 new apartments would be set aside for homeless families.

Housing

Southern Boulevard building among city’s worst

Tenants Liliane Collado and her mother, Marfies Tavarez, at their apartment at 922 Southern Boulevard.

922 Southern Boulevard has earned the dubious distinction of landing on the city housing department’s list of worst landlords, along with several other buildings in the neighborhood.

Housing

Renters eagerly await affordable housing

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The mayor’s plan to build 80,000 affordable apartments is badly needed, say residents, but sky-high demand and median income guidelines have some worried they won’t be able to take advantage.

Food / Parks

Urban farm coming to Hunts Point

City Council member Maria del Carmen Arroyo spoke at a street fair in front of Fox Playground in 2009 to support an earlier effort by Tanya Fields, left, to establish Libertad Urban Farm.

The city has granted Tanya Fields, executive director of the BLK Projek, permission to open an urban farm on a city-owned lot at Simpson and Barretto streets—until they find a developer interested in building there.

Housing / News

Faile Street tenants fight on

Tenants of 836 Faile Street joined their counterparts on Jackson Avenue in Melrose to protest conditions under property owner Stabilis Management.

Stabilis specializes in acquiring run-down properties, and housing advocates say it milks buildings for profit without regard to their tenants.

News

Southern Blvd. residents rally at housing court

A tenant of 1058 Southern Blvd. protests at Bronx housing court.

Tenants argue the court system is not helping them fight an abusive landlord, but instead is helping the owner to punish them for complaining.

Housing

Longwood tenants look to oust slumlord

Lisa Ortega and her son, Michael, stand in front of a wall blackened by mold in their apartment at 1058 Southern Blvd.

Tenants marched on landlord’s house to let her know they will take action to remove her.

Housing

Longwood fire exposes building’s problems

Damage at 941 Intervale Ave. was extensive following a Dec. 7 fire.

Fire ignites debate over city’s policy housing formerly homeless residents.