Rochester Housing Authority accepting applications

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Rochester Housing Authority will now accept 3,000 new applications for rental assistance.

The Rochester Housing Authority Section 8 waiting list has been closed since February 2009.

The Rochester Housing Authority (RHA) announced that the waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) . . . → Read More: Rochester Housing Authority accepting applications

Major Real Estate firms fined for housing discrimination

Three Major Real Estate firms accused of illegal denial of apartment

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has reached deals with three major real estate firms to stop what he claimed was the illegal denial of apartments to people on public housing assistance.

Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Empire State Equities and Crifasi Real Estate, which together . . . → Read More: Major Real Estate firms fined for housing discrimination

Company using failure to make repairs to force Section 8 tenants out

Landlords being accused of abusing Section 8 regulations to force tenants to move out of potentially lucrative buildings.

Residents of one of Silvershore’s rental buildings, at 1071 Cypress Avenue in Ridgewood are accusing the landlord of failing to make critical repairs and then not responding to the calls.

Advocates say Silvershore’s policy might be a . . . → Read More: Company using failure to make repairs to force Section 8 tenants out

Brooklyn Public Housing Building electrocutes worker

An elevator worker was electrocuted in a Brooklyn Public Housing Building

On Friday, the same day that the city Housing Authority announced tht the head of elevator maintenance was reassigned, an elevator worker was electrocuted in a Brooklyn public housing building

Igor Begun, 54, an elevator mechanic helper, was working in the elevator . . . → Read More: Brooklyn Public Housing Building electrocutes worker

Public housing residents don’t deserve to be safe

Crystal Brown sued NYCHA last year, claiming a lack of security allowed vagrant Michele “Mohawk” Graham to roam the grounds of an East Harlem housing project before she fatally shot her daughter, college student Olivia Brown, 23, after an argument.

Graham, 36, had lived in the Lincoln Houses but was homeless when she shot Olivia . . . → Read More: Public housing residents don’t deserve to be safe

Watertown Housing Authority’s ninth annual “Summer Bash”

Last Thursday was The Watertown Housing Authority’s ninth annual “Summer Bash”.

The bash was hosted in the playground area of the East Hills apartment complex on Ohio Street and provided free entertainment to residents of city housing such as Ring toss, a giant inflatable water slide, face painting, and . . . → Read More: Watertown Housing Authority’s ninth annual “Summer Bash”

City of Lockport Housing Authority Summer Recreation Program

City of Lockport Housing Authority Summer Recreation Program

With a grant from the Grigg-Lewis Foundation, the City of Lockport Housing Authority is running a four-week summer recreation program for neighborhood children.

Youth who attend these programs have demonstrated improved academic achievement and social skills.

The new Summer Recreation program offers four weeks of social skills, physical . . . → Read More: City of Lockport Housing Authority Summer Recreation Program

City Comptroller finds New York City Housing Authority is sitting on more than 2,000 vacant apartments.

City Comptroller Scott Stringer released an audit of the New York City Housing Authority at a news conference at the Raymond V. Ingersoll Houses in Brooklyn stating that the Housing Authority is sitting on more than 2,000 vacant apartments while 270,000 New Yorkers are on a waiting list for public housing.

. . . → Read More: City Comptroller finds New York City Housing Authority is sitting on more than 2,000 vacant apartments.

Freeport Housing Authority celebrates 4th annual scholarship award

The 4th annual luncheon also honored recipients of the Dr. Peter Flynn scholarship program. The theme of the luncheon was “We Were Made to Thrive.” Activities included a keynote address from Bridget Trainor, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and scholarship presentations.The eight recipients each received $1,000 toward continuing their education. The scholarship . . . → Read More: Freeport Housing Authority celebrates 4th annual scholarship award

New Rochelle’s Housing Choice Program will open its waiting list

The city of New Rochelle’s Housing Choice Program, also known as the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program, will open its waiting list at 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 26.

New Rochelle individuals and families who, at the time of application, live in New Rochelle will be given priority. Preference also may be given . . . → Read More: New Rochelle’s Housing Choice Program will open its waiting list