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JAY-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation, Jack Dorsey Donate Supermarket Gift Cards to NYCHA Residents for #StartSmall Initiative

JAY-Z's Shawn Carter Foundation, Jack Dorsey Donate Supermarket Gift Cards to NYCHA Residents for #StartSmall Initiative

New York City Housing Authority thanked JAY-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation, and Jack Dorsey’s Start Small Foundation for their generous donation to its residents. “Thanks to a generous donation from @ShawnCarterSF and #startsmall, every household at Marcy, Sumner, and Tompkins Houses received a supermarket gift card to assist in purchasing the food they need. Thanks for […]

Boston AirBNB Guest Lands $90 A Night Rental In NYC Projects

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According to a confirmed report on Fox5NY, a Boston resident was duped into renting an NYCHA Housing Authority apartment through shared living space site AirBNB. The apartment was listed on the site with high ratings, so Rachel Valerio figured that her Manhattan reservation was safe, but found a roach trap adjacent to the bed and […]

New York City Bans Smoking in Public Housing Apartments

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Smokers living in New York City Housing Authority residences will have to find a new way to soothe their nerves after 400,000 public housing tenants will soon be banned from smoking inside their apartments as part of a nationwide push to designate those areas smoke-free zones. The new rule will penalize anyone who smokes cigarettes, […]

820 Children Under Age Six Living In Lead-Infested NYCHA

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NYCHA may have settled a $2 billion deal to improve living conditions for their residents, but they still failed the children. According to the New York Times, at least 820 children under the age of six tested positive for high levels of lead while living in public housing between 2012 and 2016. To be specific, […]

NYCHA Settles $2 Billion Deal to Improve Unsafe Living Conditions for Residents

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New York City’s public housing sector has been under fire for months for failing to maintain and upgrade NYCHA (New York City Housing Authority) buildings and units for residents. After brutal media scrutiny, and ongoing court claims, NYCHA, America’s largest public housing agency, was ordered to pay $2 billion yesterday (June 12), according to federal […]

NYCHA And Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council Celebrate Family Day With Moynihan Report

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As NYCHA Celebrates “Family Day” Let’s Look At The 50 Year Anniversary of the Historic Moynihan Report On Black and Poor Families Through the Support of the 7 E’S 4 Power Tour and Family Day Events in NYCHA Developments We Can Start The Process of Strengthening The Family Structure in Black, Latino and Poor Communities So […]