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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In wake of public housing and drinking water tragedies elsewhere, prosecutors remain mum about NYCHA investigation

In wake of public housing and drinking water tragedies elsewhere, prosecutors remain mum about NYCHA investigation

As repercussions over the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, lead to criminal charges against public officials and as a deadly fire in a public housing apartment building in London leads to calls for a criminal investigation, Federal prosecutors in New York remain mum about the reported investigation into dangerous living conditions at NYCHA.

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HRA spent over $200 million on rent arrear payments in 2016, but will not identify the landlords paid

HRA spent over $200 million on rent arrear payments in 2016, but will not identify the landlords paid

The City of New York paid $214,475,602 to landlords in calendar year 2016 for rent arrear payments, but the City's Human Resources Administration refused to identify the names of landlords, which received these payments.

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New NYCHA FOIL data reveals more about lead, mold, asbestos -- and how often maintenance requests are CLOSED

New NYCHA FOIL data reveals more about lead, mold, asbestos -- and how often maintenance requests are CLOSED

A second production of data from the New York City Housing Authority in response to a Freedom of Information Law request reveals more information about lead, mold, and asbestos -- and the frequency with which maintenance requests are simply marked "closed."

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NYCHA FOIL update : Reports based on new data are forthcoming

NYCHA FOIL update : Reports based on new data are forthcoming

Following a period of difficulty in accessing large data files produced by the New York City Housing Authority in response to a Freedom of Information Law request, Progress Queens will soon be publishing reports based on the new data.

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New FOIL data from NYCHA reveals borough distribution of asbestos tests

New FOIL data from NYCHA reveals borough distribution of asbestos tests

The New York City Housing Authority has produced over 400 GB of data as a supplemental response to a FOIL request, revealing the borough distribution for what appeared to be asbestos tests.

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Further Python analysis reveals NYCHA's mold- and mildew-related service requests by housing development, borough

Further Python analysis reveals NYCHA's mold- and mildew-related service requests by housing development, borough

Brooklyn was site of the most mold-related and mildew-related service requests made by NYCHA's tenants, according to further Python reviews of FOIL data received by Progress Queens.

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