The Privatization of NYCHA Which Will Displace Thousands of Tenants: How We Can ‘Halt The Blueprint’

Posted By NYC Newswire
NYCHA is trying to move forward with their Blueprint privatization plan at breakneck speed. This plan, along with RAD, ends public housing in NYC. (Read article about all 3 NYCHA Privatization Plans)
But it CAN be stopped. If state legislators vote no, this plan is stopped in its tracks.
One of the challenges to this task is getting accurate information out about the Blueprint, and making sure folks know how they can take action.
To this end, VOICES of East New York with Nikki Lucas will focus this weekend’s show on stopping the further distribution of NYCHA properties to private developers. East New York is one of the neighborhoods where private developers have been handed two NYCHA developments. (Read how it happened)
Let’s be crystal clear; management of NYCHA by private developers will absolutely speed up gentrification and will quickly push NYCHA rents to market rate.  Yes, you read that correctly!  Rents will go to market rate within 2 years.  If you do not qualify for Section 8 be prepared to pay market rate rent for your NYCHA apartment.  Market rate rent in Brooklyn for a 1-2 bedroom according to Rent Cafe is $2,951. This is how gentrification happens.  If NYCHA apartments are going to be market rate then the rest of the available apartments in East New York will demand even higher rents.
Kristen Hackett of the Justice for All Coalition will be this week’s guest to explain in detail the NYCHA Blueprint and how we can #HaltTheBlueprint. (Download the Blueprint Here) NYCHA Privatization Blueprint Plan
Watch and Join the Livestream Sunday Dec. 6 at 9am at Facebook.com/EastNewYorkNews

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4 thoughts on “The Privatization of NYCHA Which Will Displace Thousands of Tenants: How We Can ‘Halt The Blueprint’

    1. eastnewyorknews Post author Reply

      Lets’ get this straight. So you are saying if a person does not qualify for Section 8 they are GUARANTEED to pay 30% of their income for rent? Can you send us the page in the lease agreement the tenants will sign that states tenants are GUARANTEED to pay no more than 30% of their income for as long as they are living in NYCHA?

    2. eastnewyorknews Post author Reply

      Can someone from NYCHA come on VOICES of East New York to explain the Blueprint and RAD to residents? With COVID how is NYCHA “engaging: the tenants? Are there any online Town Halls that allow residents to ask questions for clarity?

  1. Carlos guerrera Reply

    East NY need a change! We need to stop complaining about rent. It’s about time someone stops the system and cycle of poverty. Everyone deserves to have a fair share of having a shelter but not at the cost of those taxpayers working long hours so others can enjoy cheap rent, smoke weed, commit crimes, and continue living in poverty just because that’s all they know! Have you been inside those buildings??? Those apartments are screaming for repairs. They need new kitchens, bathrooms, elevators, roofs, plumbing, new windows, you think the state can afford to renovate and keep up with all these buildings? Come on. People need to wake up and smell the coffee. NY is not the only state where people can live. People have options.

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