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Hospitals say NYCHA accelerated COVID-19 spread, as residents plead for federal receivership

Hospital administrators in the New York City metropolitan area are raising alarm bells over the incidence of COVID-19 infection among residents of public housing complexes managed by the New York City Public Housing Authority (NYCHA). Public health officials worry that

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HUSOCK: End dependence trap with better use of public housing

BY HOWARD HUSOCK The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) operates 174,000 total units, making it, by far, the largest public housing authority in the United States. But living conditions in NYCHA units are abysmal. After decades of deferred maintenance,

Housing Authority

NYCHA employees collect $96M in overtime

Employees of the troubled New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) pulled down $96 million in overtime payments in fiscal 2019, according to data posted today on SeeThroughNY, the Empire Center’s government transparency website.Base pay and overtime for NYCHA employees are part of