After last week's police raid on gangs in the Grant and Manhattanville housing projects, anti-violence advocates are seeking to defuse tensions and direct more funding to community organizations.
New York City Housing Authority
Graffiti and a gang assault on April 11 have tenant leaders worried that gang violence is on the rise at the Frederick Douglass Houses.
According to a Department of Housing Preservation and Development spokesperson, the financing agreement for the renovations was reached in December 2013, and construction is expected to start this spring.
NYCHA must consult with the community before it pursues large-scale projects.
In Harlem, Section 8 residents and tenant advocates say that possible cuts on a large scale could be devastating.
Seventy-five years after the New York City Housing Authority was founded, the image of public housing—both locally and nationally—remains a topic of major debate among policy makers, politicians, and tenants.
Harlem residents voiced concerns about elevators in light of a report released Friday by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, which revealed that 70 percent of New York City Housing Authority elevators in Manhattan were “unsatisfactory.”
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