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NYCHA’s (the Projects) COVID-19 Response Prompts Lawsuit

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Residents of New York City Housing Authority units or “the Projects” say they plan to sue the authority after 1,241 tenants died of the coronavirus and thousands more became ill with the virus because the buildings were not properly sanitized. According to a report in the New York Post, the class action lawsuit seeks $5 […]

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StuyTown Tenants and Lead Paint Hazards

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New York State’s new rent regulation law is pitting tenants at New York City’s largest rental complex, Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, and its majority owner, real estate giant Blackstone Group Inc. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, at issue is whether the new law should apply to thousands of the […]

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Property Manager Sued by New York State Over Lead Paint Compliance

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A property manager who oversees more than 6,000 apartment units in 134 buildings in New York City has been non-compliant with lead-paint regulations, the state’s attorney general said. According to a news report in The Wall Street Journal, Attorney General Letitia James accused the property manager of failing to identify which apartments house children under […]

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Nearly 200 New York City Community Centers to Undergo Lead Paint Testing

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The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) (The Projects) will test for lead paint at 189 of its community centers across five boroughs. According to AMNY, the agency expects the tests will take about two months to complete and the results will be submitted on or about March 31. The tests will include visual assessments […]

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Lead Paint Concerns Close 12 New York City Classrooms

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Twelve classrooms throughout the city were closed down on Friday, Dec. 6 over lead paint and lead poisoning concerns. According to a report in the New York Post, the rooms, in seven different buildings across four city boroughs, had been incorrectly categorized as not having lead-based paint in a prior audit and now required treatment, […]

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Complaints Against NYCHA Continue to Grow

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There have been recent and growing reports of broken elevators at the New York City Housing Authority’s units (The Projects) that have prevented residents with disabilities from leaving their homes for days, or in some cases, even months. Other reports said a number of NYCHA building residents did not have heat or hot water for […]

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New York City Housing Authority Failing to Meet Lead Paint Regulations

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The federal monitor who is overseeing the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) (The Projects) said in a report released on Monday, July 22, that the authority has struggled to comply with federal lead-paint regulations. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the monitor, Bart M. Schwartz, describes NYCHA as an organization “fraught […]

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