I’m On A Mission: I want to go to Albany to Save Public Housing
The future of NYCHA is a deeply personal issue for me. My highest priority is affordable housing. I would not be where I am today but for affordable housing and the stability, it gave me and my family.
NYCHA houses more than 400,000 New Yorkers, largely people of color, and is a crucial lifeline for families in a city with a housing affordability crisis. But, owing to decades of disinvestment by the federal government, the state, and the city, as well as mismanagement by the city government and its chosen NYCHA leadership, public housing developments across the city, have fallen into a state of deep disrepair.
Tenants have been forced to live with problems that include rat infestations, mold, lead paint, broken elevators, and other key infrastructure, and a lack of heat and hot water.
NYCHA needs more money and better management and it is our RESPONSIBILITY to make it happens