From 2014 to 2016, NYCHA was party to over 25,000 annual legal actions regarding its public housing tenants

From 2014 to 2016, NYCHA was party to over 25,000 annual legal actions regarding its public housing tenants

The New York City Housing Authority has released records to Progress Queens in response to an open records request filed under the Freedom of Information Law, providing insight into how many legal actions the public housing agency has been engaged with vis-à-vis its tenants over the three years from 2014 to 2016.

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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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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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de Blasio's budget continues minimal funds for NYCHA in face of Federal probe into toxic conditions [Updated]

de Blasio's budget continues minimal funds for NYCHA in face of Federal probe into toxic conditions [Updated]

In a year when Mayor Bill de Blasio finds himself fighting for his political survival, he minimally extends existing budgetary support for NYCHA, even in the face of a reported Federal investigation into toxic living conditions in New York City's public housing.

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de Blasio, Torres, Stringer mum about legal fees paid by NYCHA regarding Federal investigation

de Blasio, Torres, Stringer mum about legal fees paid by NYCHA regarding Federal investigation

The offices of Mayor Bill de Blasio, Councilmember Ritchie Torres, and Comptroller Scott Stringer are refusing to release information about the amount of legal fees paid by the New York City Housing Authority regarding the reported Federal investigation into living condition standards.

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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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Bharara mum if Feds will join NYCHA class action mold remediation case

Bharara mum if Feds will join NYCHA class action mold remediation case

The office of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara won't comment about whether Federal prosecutors will join the class action mold remediation and abatement case against the New York City Housing Authority.

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A Python review of NYCHA data raises new questions about the authority's tracking of lead

A Python review of NYCHA data raises new questions about the authority's tracking of lead

New questions are being raised about how the New York City Housing Authority tracks the risks of exposure to lead after Progress Queens conduced analysis of data on records produced by NYCHA to Progress Queens in response to a Freedom of Information Law request.

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Feds join NYCHA, City Hall in keeping lid on public housing sites that tested positive for lead

Feds join NYCHA, City Hall in keeping lid on public housing sites that tested positive for lead

Federal judicial officials, including a Federal judge and Federal prosecutors, have joined officials with NYCHA and City Hall to keep from identifying which public housing developments may have exposed residents to lead, including in drinking water.

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