Torres, Council chair on public housing, mum on Olatoye's future in wake of lead poisoning crisis at NYCHA

Torres, Council chair on public housing, mum on Olatoye's future in wake of lead poisoning crisis at NYCHA

New York City Councilmember Ritchie Torres, chair of the public housing committee, is laying low, even as public pressure escalates on New York City Housing Authority CEO Shola Olatoye in face of lead poisoning crisis.

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New York City Housing Authority vs. Its Tenants

New York City Housing Authority vs. Its Tenants

"Vivian," a tenant of the New York City Housing Authority, faces eviction in Queens Housing Court over the public housing authority's refusal to grant Vivian a right to succession on her late brother's public housing apartment lease.

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de Blasio knew of NYCHA false lead certifications, as private landlords escape scrutiny

de Blasio knew of NYCHA false lead certifications, as private landlords escape scrutiny

Mayor Bill de Blasio was aware that the New York City Housing Authority was violating requirements for lead testing in public housing, even as private landlords are escaping any scrutiny for the lead exposure crisis in New York City.

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Feds mum as report reveals Brooklyn children testing positive for blood lead levels at rate higher than in Flint

Feds mum as report reveals Brooklyn children testing positive for blood lead levels at rate higher than in Flint

In the face of a news report, revealing that children in Brooklyn are testing positive for blood lead levels higher than children in Flint, Michigan, the U.S. Attorney's Office has refused to release any information about its protracted investigation into physical condition standards in public housing that are suspected of exposing children to lead.

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18 months after a FOIL Request was filed, DCAS releases some Rivington House documents to Progress Queens

18 months after a FOIL Request was filed, DCAS releases some Rivington House documents to Progress Queens

The de Blasio administration has made a release of some documents responsive to a FOIL Request filed over 18 months ago by Progress Queens seeking records about the administration-backed, scandal-ridden luxury condominium conversion plan for Rivington House, a former AIDS hospice.

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