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De Blasio built a house of cards: How the city's affordable housing plan has failed to meet the challenge

One of the oldest techniques that people in power use when faced with a profound and unresolved challenge, or an outright defeat, is to declare victory and exit. Nixon did it at the end of Vietnam. George W. Bush did it in Iraq. And Mayor de Blasio — through his outgoing deputy mayor in charge of housing, Alicia Glen — did it last week in the midst of the ongoing homelessness and NYCHA debacles.

Bill's senior moment: De Blasio balks on a commitment made to elderly public housing residents

Back in the summer, under pressure from NYCHA tenant groups and members of the clergy, Mayor de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson brokered a budget deal that included a crucial commitment: a half-billion dollars to build public housing for seniors on vacant city land.

What Bill thinks he said: De Blasio shrugs off a commitment to build thousands of units of senior housing

Mayor de Blasio committed $500 million to Metro-IAF’s plan for building new apartments for seniors, starting with six already identified NYCHA and Housing Preservation and Development sites where money could be spent and units put up quickly. Or at least that’s what the community group says.

The Bill comes due: One year later, seniors have had it with de Blasio for breaking a promise on housing; we echo their anger

Angry seniors today raise hell against a mayor who a year ago made them a promise to build $500 million in new affordable senior housing, then turned his back and flew to Iowa to sell his brand of progressivism on the national market.

NYCHA is de Blasio’s mess: The mayor is the responsible party for the poor state of public housing

NYCHA’s new chair, Gregory Russ, is starting this week. I have some advice for Russ: stay home. I’m a longtime public housing resident and I’ve watched Mayor de Blasio squander six years of time, money and leadership trying to turn around our crumbling, unhealthy and dangerous buildings, like the one I live in.

Councilman Ritchie Torres calls on judge to appoint NYCHA mold maestro

Where’s the ombudsman? Nearly a year after ordering NYCHA to take on an ombudsman to handle complaints of toxic mold plaguing the city’s beleaguered public housing system, a federal judge is yet to make the appointment.

Federal judge appoints watchdog to force NYCHA’s mold clean-up

A federal judge issued a court order Friday appointing an ombudsman to force the New York City Housing Authority to clean up its mold throughout the city. The order, signed by U.S. District Court Judge William Pauley, authorized the appointment of Cesar de Castro as ombudsman through 2021.

Judge who rejected NYCHA monitor deal approves much narrower plan addressing only toxic mold

The judge who rejected a proposed plan to impose a federal monitor to handle NYCHA’s many problems Thursday gave a thumbs up to a much narrower plan that focuses only on one persistent issue – toxic mold.

Dozens of NYCHA tenants beg judge to help fix troubled agency as mom of murdered teen says it refuses to transfer her to new place

One by one they came forward in the high-ceiling courtroom, public housing tenants pleading with Manhattan Federal Judge William Pauley for help to finally fix the long-troubled agency known as NYCHA.

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