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Housing

Residents fear secret gentrification plans

Protester Tahica Fredericks

Some dozen protesters rallied outside a closed-door meeting in Longwood, suspicious that officials are planning to rezone a huge chunk of the South Bronx without public input. The planning department and City Councilman Rafael Salamanca say it isn’t so.

Government / Housing

Residents organize against proposed rezonings

Panelists discuss the City's proposed changes to Bronx neighborhoods

Change in the South Bronx, and pressure on local renters, was the theme at a panel discussion on March 30.

Government / Housing

Forum explores fixes for homelessness

A woman and her child at a forum to discuss housing and homelessness at Casita Maria in October.

The City’s shelter population is nearly 57,000, including more than 24,000 children, according to the Coalition for the Homeless, a non-profit advocacy group. Hunts Point and Longwood alone host 13 shelters, with a total of 564 units.