NYELJP and Urban Justice Center File Lawsuit Against NYCHA’s Proposed Land Lease Program

  The Urban Justice Center and NY Environmental Law and Justice Project, together with tenants’ rights groups and resident associations, filed a lawsuit today in NYS Supreme Court to prevent the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) from accepting any bids to construct luxury high rise developments in five NYCHA sites targeted for the Land … More NYELJP and Urban Justice Center File Lawsuit Against NYCHA’s Proposed Land Lease Program

NYCHA Request for Proposal Documentation Now Available Online

While the New York City Housing Authority has continuously mentioned that their new ‘infill plan’ will ensure “that no public housing apartments would be demolished and no families displaced,” they have yet to mention any potential drawbacks in loss of open space, community centers, and recreational facilities. That being said, NYCHA has released pre-Request for … More NYCHA Request for Proposal Documentation Now Available Online

NYCHA Residents Protest Infill Plan at City Hall

On Tuesday, June 11 tenant leaders, representing seven NYCHA developments, held a press conference to announce their opposition to the NYCHA infill development plan. They were joined by a host of elected officials who also voiced their dissent, including Congress members Nydia Velazquez, Charles Rangel,  Jerrod Nadler, and Speaker of the City Council, Christine Quinn. Congresswoman Nydia … More NYCHA Residents Protest Infill Plan at City Hall

NYELJP Joins with Public Housing Residents to Fight NYCHA’s “Infill Development” Proposal

“Our headline is ‘Trojan horse,’” attorney Joel Kupferman told The Villager. Other press: Again, Uproar Over NYCHA’s Plan to Lease Land to Developers By Lila Selim, April 18, 2013, The Local, East Village, NY Times Trio of Tenants Associations Oppose NYCHA’s Land-Lease Plan By Lila Selim, April 5, 2013, The Local, East Village, NY Times … More NYELJP Joins with Public Housing Residents to Fight NYCHA’s “Infill Development” Proposal