Fire Greg Russ and keep public housing public!

The Rojas campaign demands the immediate removal of Greg Russ, the Chair of NYCHA, who is known by housing activists all over the country as the Czar of Privatization. Cathy Rojas, the candidate for mayor with the Party for Socialism and Liberation says, “Russ is pushing forward privatization proposals that would put hundreds of thousands …

High Covid deaths in NYCHA housing due to negligence

Recent numbers have shown that NYCHA residents with COVID-19 died at nearly double the amount of the wider New York City population. The number of overall COVID-19 cases was on par with the rest of the city, showing that NYCHA residents are at a disproportionate risk of dying of COVID-19. Cathy Rojas, the socialist candidate …

Setting the record straight on the Gowanus rezoning

Last week mayoral candidate Eric Adams announced his support for the Gowanus Neighborhood Plan. Approximately 82 blocks around the Gowanus canal are slated for rezoning to allow construction of new high-rises. This will amount to about 8,000 new units, of which around 3,000 will be “affordable.”  Pushing the rezoning process ahead, Adams tied his support …

To Protect Public Housing, the People Say NO to Privatization!

Our city government touts the federal program Rental Assistance Demonstration, also known as RAD, as the greatest hope for New York City public housing. Supporters claim it is the only viable way to save New York City Housing Authority’s crumbling infrastructure. In reality, RAD is a trojan horse: this private-public collaboration hides the threatening reality …

Rent Relief Rollout Showcases City’s Inadequate Response!

The rent relief program in New York, a long overdue measure to ease the economic fallout from COVID, has had a slow and confusing roll out which has left many low-income New Yorkers in the lurch. The program promises to pay up to a year’s worth of unpaid rent as well as utilities bills for …

Fully Fund Public Housing Without Privatization

According to a recent report by The City, the New York City Housing Authority repeatedly ignored warnings that poor ventilation in public housing would accelerate the spread of COVID-19. Instead, NYCHA waited until late spring 2020 to upgrade ventilation. At that point, 7,800 NYCHA residents had tested positive for COVID and at least 1,241 residents …