Housing

BP Diaz Approves Jerome Avenue Rezoning

BP Diaz Approves Jerome Avenue Rezoning

On Monday, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. issued an affirmative recommendation, with conditions, for the proposed rezoning of Jerome Avenue, as part of his charter-mandated responsibilities in the Uniform Land Use Review Process (ULURP).   “The plan for the […]

by · December 7, 2017 · Government, Housing, News
State and City Elected Officials Call for Independent Monitor to Oversee NYCHA

State and City Elected Officials Call for Independent Monitor to Oversee NYCHA

State and City Elected Officials Call for Independent Monitor to Oversee NYCHA New report shows long wait time for lead and mold complaints New York, NY — Members of the New York State Senate, Assembly and New York City Council […]

by · December 6, 2017 · Environment, Health, Housing
BRONX NYCHA TASK FORCE ISSUES REPORT “Safe at Home?” Examines Public Safety & Other Issues Facing NYCHA

BRONX NYCHA TASK FORCE ISSUES REPORT “Safe at Home?” Examines Public Safety & Other Issues Facing NYCHA

BRONX NYCHA TASK FORCE ISSUES REPORT “Safe at Home?” Examines Public Safety & Other Issues Facing NYCHA The Bronx Public Housing Task Force—made up of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark and City Council Members […]

by · December 1, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Housing
BRONX NYCHA TASK FORCE ISSUES REPORT “Safe at Home?” Examines Public Safety & Other Issues Facing NYCHA

BRONX NYCHA TASK FORCE ISSUES REPORT “Safe at Home?” Examines Public Safety & Other Issues Facing NYCHA

BRONX NYCHA TASK FORCE ISSUES REPORT “Safe at Home?” Examines Public Safety & Other Issues Facing NYCHA Today, the Bronx Public Housing Task Force—made up of  Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark and City […]

by · November 27, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Housing
The contractor of the nearly completed, problem-plagued  11-story apartment building at 3084 Webster Avenue has accumulated $82,000 in unpaid fines.--Photo by David Greene

Building Boom Temporarily Halted in Norwood

Building Boom Temporarily Halted in Norwood by David Greene Two of three apartment buildings currently under construction along Webster Avenue were recently slapped with stop -worker orders, temporarily halting Norwood’s building boom. Officials at the Department of Buildings (DOB) confirmed […]

by · November 1, 2017 · Housing, Local News, News
Senator Klein Fights Back Against ‘Nightmare Neighbors’

Senator Klein Fights Back Against ‘Nightmare Neighbors’

Senator Klein Fights Back Against ‘Nightmare Neighbors’ Zombie and bank-owned, abandoned properties proliferating throughout Mount Vernon have met their match in Senator Jeff Klein as he announced his “Nightmare Neighbor Task Force,” along with new legislation to address the issue […]

by · October 31, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Housing
New report shows the adverse effect of bank-owned, zombie and abandoned properties on home values in Mount Vernon

New report shows the adverse effect of bank-owned, zombie and abandoned properties on home values in Mount Vernon

Senators Klein & Bailey, Mayor Thomas, unveil ‘Nightmare Neighbor Task Force’ to identify & take action on abandoned properties in Mount Vernon New report shows the adverse effect of bank-owned, zombie and abandoned properties on home values in Mount Vernon […]

by · October 26, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Housing
Major Property Tax Relief for Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities Expands to Help Thousands More Live Affordably

Major Property Tax Relief for Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities Expands to Help Thousands More Live Affordably

Major Property Tax Relief for Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities Expands to Help Thousands More Live Affordably After SCHE/DHE signed into state law, City Council acts New York, NY — Members of the Independent Democratic Conference applauded the New York […]

NYC DOT, NYCHA, AND COUNCIL MEMBER KING UNVEIL NEW SIDEWALKS AT GUN HILL HOUSES IN WILLIAMSBRIDGE

NYC DOT, NYCHA, AND COUNCIL MEMBER KING UNVEIL NEW SIDEWALKS AT GUN HILL HOUSES IN WILLIAMSBRIDGE

NYC DOT, NYCHA, AND COUNCIL MEMBER KING UNVEIL NEW SIDEWALKS AT GUN HILL HOUSES IN WILLIAMSBRIDGE With $500,000 allocated by Council Member Andy King, DOT repaired sidewalk and curbs outside major Bronx NYCHA development Today, New York City Department of […]

by · July 15, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Housing
Highbridge Gardens resident Wendy Samuel won the Water Bottle Challenge for saving $21.75 in loose change and was given a $20 gift card from Target. Photo courtesy of NYCHA on Instagram

NYCHA Brings Money Management to Public Housing in Pilot Program

NYCHA Brings Money Management to Public Housing in Pilot Program by David Greene The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) has teamed up with the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs and the non-profit Urban Upbound, that will bring […]

Groundbreaking Held for Fisher Houses at Bronx V.A. Hospital

Groundbreaking Held for Fisher Houses at Bronx V.A. Hospital

Groundbreaking Held for Fisher Houses at Bronx V.A. Hospital by David Greene Several hundred veterans and invited guests gathered under a tent to attend a groundbreaking for the new Fisher Houses that will be built on the grounds of the […]

by · June 16, 2017 · Housing, Veterans
UA Builders Group Awarded Propco Holdings’ Latest Bronx Development Project

UA Builders Group Awarded Latest Bronx Development Project

Constructing 12-story Building in Partnership with Badaly & Badaly Architects   NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — UA Builders Group, a privately held national construction firm headquartered in NYC, announced today it was awarded Propco Holdings’ ground-up development project located in the West […]

by · June 15, 2017 · Housing, News
The Homeowners Loan Act provided for loans to homeowners so they could pay their mortgages. This prevented people from going homeless and prevented banks from going under.

Profile America: Help for Homeowners

Tuesday, June 13 — The American dream of owning — and keeping — a home got a lifeline on this date in 1933 with passage of the Homeowners Loan Act. The act provided emergency relief in the depths of the Great Depression, […]

by · June 13, 2017 · History, Housing, Profile America
HPD Representatives Meeting with Community Member in the 27th City Council District Office in Queens (Photo Credit: NYC HPD/Jonathan Patkowski)

HPD ANNOUNCES NEW SUMMER OFFICE HOURS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY COUNCIL

HPD’s Office of Enforcement and Neighborhood Services will hold sessions in City Council offices citywide to advise on concerns about building maintenance issues and code enforcement services     New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner […]

by · June 12, 2017 · Government, Housing, News
Senate Passes Bill Sponsored by Senator Savino to Bring Major Property Tax Savings On The Way for Seniors & Disabled New Yorkers

Senate Passes Bill Sponsored by Senator Savino to Bring Major Property Tax Savings On The Way for Seniors & Disabled New Yorkers