New York City Housing Authority

91-year-old WWII veteran fighting NYCHA for Flushing apartment
91-year-old WWII veteran fighting NYCHA for Flushing apartment
Northeast Liam La Guerre 5/02/2014 at 3:32PM

Ralph Calinda lives alone in a three-bedroom apartment in the NYCHA Pomonok Houses in Flushing. Through NYCHA’s downsizing policy, which moves residents who “overuse apartments” to smaller ones, the city agency wants to kick him out of his home.

Backpack giveaway helps Far Rockaway students
Backpack giveaway helps Far Rockaway students
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 9/04/2013 at 3:47PM

Students in Far Rockaway get to go back to school in style, thanks to a giveaway that doled out more than 1,000 backpacks to the tykes in need. The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) teamed up with nonprofit organization Kars4Kids and ventured to the Hammel Houses and Beach 41st Street Houses to help out [...]

Call to reinstate free parking at Pomonok Community Center
Call to reinstate free parking at Pomonok Community Center
Top Stories Melissa Chan 8/27/2013 at 11:00AM

Visitor parking spots that were once free will now cost a Pomonok community center roughly $2,700, officials said. The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), since partnering up in March with Greystone Parking Services, has come under fire for spiking some annual parking rates at 43 citywide developments. Now it is facing more heat for [...]

$300G in repairs not made at Long Island City NYCHA center
$300G in repairs not made at Long Island City NYCHA center
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 8/20/2013 at 3:20PM

Long Island City seniors are waiting for fixes to be made to their senior center, and have been doing so for three years. Funds allocated to fix various problems at the Jacob Riis Settlement House at the Queensbridge Houses have yet to be put to use, and now the community wants answers as to why. [...]

Op-Ed: More than a sleep-over, a real eye-opener
News Op-Ed 8/04/2013 at 11:47AM

GREGORY FLOYD As president of City Employees, Local 237, nearly 9,000 of my members work in developments operated by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). Their work ranges from apartment repairs to grounds caretakers, boiler and elevator services, to rent collections. About one- third of these workers also live in NYCHA apartments throughout the [...]

Unhappy Housing Authority residents offered payment plan for new parking spots
Unhappy Housing Authority residents offered payment plan for new parking spots
Top Stories Melissa Chan 4/24/2013 at 2:42PM

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is offering an installment plan to ease parking rate hikes on burdened drivers. “Increases are a way of life, but if it’s falling on the residents, at least give us ample time to prepare for this increase,” said Craig Kinsey, president of the James A. Bland Resident Association. [...]

NYC Housing Authority residents outraged over parking hikes
NYC Housing Authority residents outraged over parking hikes
Top Stories Melissa Chan 4/05/2013 at 10:24AM

Queens residents are outraged over a price hike in the city Housing Authority’s annual parking rates. “Raising the cost to park in public housing . . . is a slap in the face to all,” said Monica Corbett, president of the Pomonok Residents Association. “These fee increases hurt all residents, especially our seniors and fixed [...]

Agencies give Sandy testimony before City Council
News Terence M. Cullen 1/22/2013 at 4:54PM

Nearly three months after the storm devastated the tri-state area, and with residents still trying to recover, the City Council has begun investigating how various agencies handled Sandy. Testimony has been given by representatives of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the New York City Housing Authority, Con Edison and the Long Island Power Authority, [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
Top Stories Billy Rennison 12/21/2012 at 8:30AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Rain before 10am. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 56. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. Friday night: A slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. West wind around 16 mph, with gusts as [...]