Posts Tagged ‘New York City Housing Authority’

De Blasio’s Budget: Progressive or Aggressive?

Written by Nick Powell on . Posted in Budget/Taxes, Economic Development, Education, Environment, Features, Government Operations, Housing, Labor/Unions, News

What does a “progressive” city budget look like? During his preliminary budget presentation last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio attached his favorite buzzword to a supposedly apolitical document. Through the explicit and implicit priorities laid out in his financial plan, the mayor—who mere months ago dubbed himself a “fiscal conservative”—threw caution to the wind, etching his major policy items into the budget with or without the necessary cooperation from Albany, and despite the element of unpredictability stemming  from the city’s… [More]

Quinn’s Fiscal Crunch

Written by Nicole Gelinas on . Posted in Opinion

Nicole Gelinas
(Illustration Credit: Lisanne Gagnon) When Mayor Bloomberg gave his final budget speech last month, for the fiscal year that started July 1, he didn’t hog the stage. He ceded most of his time to the woman standing to his left: New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. Nicole Gelinas (Illustration Credit: Lisanne Gagnon) Standing outside City Hall on Sunday, June 23, Bloomberg praised Quinn, noting her “effective leadership.” On dealing with the motley crew of Council members Quinn leads, he commiserated: “Chris, it is… [More]

NYC Mayoral Candidates Square Off On Housing

Written by Nick Powell on . Posted in Campaigns/Elections, Daily, Economic Development, Features, Housing, News, Real Estate/Construction

In what was dubbed the first real “debate” of the 2013 election cycle, six New York City mayoral candidates squared off at St. Paul Community Baptist Church in Brooklyn last night on the topic of housing. The event was hosted by the Daily News in conjunction with Metro IAF, and drew a packed house, with audience participation a hallmark of the forum. The candidates–City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, former comptroller Bill Thompson, Comptroller John Liu,… [More]

Motivated Sellers

Written by Adam Lisberg on . Posted in News, Other Features, Transportation

Spurred by a directive from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the MTA wants to double its share of purchasing from minority- and women-owned businesses to 20 percent. Michael Garner, the agency’s chief diversity officer for the past three years, is trying to reach beyond its existing pool of vendors by holding conferences to link major suppliers like bus manufacturers with smaller companies that can provide them with parts, supplies and services. Garner, who previously worked in management at the New York City… [More]

Heard Around Town, Dec. 19, 2011

Written by City & State on . Posted in Daily, Heard Around Town

* Friday’s federal ruling on what services must be provided in state health insurance exchanges has removed one of the last hurdles for approving the exchanges in New York, said Ben Geyerhahn, who studies health issues for the Small Business Majority. A three-way deal to approve them last spring failed when Republican senators balked, saying it would force the state to provide expensive services with no way to pay them. But new guidelines from the Department of Health and Human… [More]

Questionable Authority

Written by City & State on . Posted in Government Operations, Housing

Tenants sue city housing authority after new system results in Section 8 errors Despite the smile she wears in front of her two children, Jermaine Walker is worried. The unemployed Brooklyn mom is facing eviction from her apartment after the New York City Housing Authority dropped her from the Section 8 voucher program in February. The agency claimed she never submitted the documents necessary to renew the subsidy and promptly terminated her from the program, sending her $60 monthly rent… [More]

Rising Stars 40 Under 40: Debra-Ellen Glickstein

Written by City & State on . Posted in News & Features, Other Features

Director, Resident Economic Empowerment and Sustainability, New York City Housing Authority Age: 32 When Debra-Ellen Glickstein was a young aide to then Councilman Eric Gioia working in the Queensbridge Houses, she was struck that her fellow college graduates had so much help navigating society but public housing residents had so little. “At Wesleyan there were career- counseling offices; there was financial planning,” she said. “People had resources. And I want to help everyone have that chance.” So she cofounded the… [More]

Embattled NYCHA Faces Exodus At The Top

Written by City & State on . Posted in Government Operations, Housing, News & Features, Other News

Two years after Mayor Michael Bloomberg tapped Wall Street veteran John Rhea to provide new leadership at the embattled New York City Housing Authority, the agency’s top ranks are emptying out. NYCHA’s general manager, chief financial officer and human resources director have all left for new jobs or are leaving soon. Three other top officials in capital projects, leased housing and housing development have also left recently. Their openings now join six other high-ranking vacancies on NYCHA’s organizational chart –… [More]