Posted on Mar 12, 2014
At City Hall, NYCHA Residents Unveil Big Plans to Strengthen Public Housing and Boost Resiliency after Superstorm Sandy
Community Voices Heard (CVH) is excited to announce the release of our latest report, Weathering the Storm: Rebuilding a More Resilient New York City Housing Authority Post-Sandy.
The report, which was released on Wednesday, March 12th at a press conference on the steps of City Hall, is based on almost 600 surveys of NYCHA residents and reveals that public housing tenants in the areas most affected by Superstorm Sandy are still suffering from mold, inadequate heat, slow repairs, and a lack of job opportunities almost 17 months after the storm.
The report was published with a coalition of community groups including Community Voices Heard, the Alliance for a Just Rebuilding, ALIGN, GOLES, FUREE, Faith in New York, the Red Hook Initiative, and New York Communities for Change. Research and writing was done by the Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center.
Several Council Members, including Public Housing Committee Chair Ritchie Torres, Recovery and Resiliency Committee Chair Mark Treyger, and Carlos Menchaca spoke in support of the report.
NYCHA also released a statement commending the report and committing to work with the organizations that produced the report to ensure that NYCHA residents are well prepared for future storms.