What’s moving and shaking in the world of public housing? Here’s a rundown from this past week:
- After two winters without reliable heat and hot water, thousands of New York City public housing residents in 110 buildings damaged by Hurricane Sandy will finally get new boilers installed…starting 6 months from now.
- The last of the St. Louis public housing high-rises scheduled to come down in July. It’s the end of an era.
- Delaware Supreme Court upholds public housing residents’ right to bear arms, thanks to an NRA-backed suit
- Memphis public housing residents celebrate as HUD denies housing authority a grant to tear down the city’s last public housing complex
- HUD also passes over D.C.’s housing authority for $30 million in redevelopment funds to turn two public housing complexes into mixed income communities
- Meanwhile, $1.8 billion in HUD funds rain generously on the Pittsburgh area, Rhode Island, Charleston, W. Va., Alabama, Middle Georgia, New Orleans and elsewhere
- In Kansas City, public housing residents will benefit from new healthcare partnership
- In Philadelphia, residents of Blumberg towers welcome news about impending demolition