Thursday, July 11, 2019

Lessons for NYCHA: How London fixed its public housing

Several decades ago, London was in the midst of a crisis similar to the one the New York City Houshing Authority faces today. Our counterpart across the pond made major changes that vastly improved its public housing. Incoming NYCHA Chairman Gregory Russ should draw from them to deliver the turnaround that New York's public housing residents urgently need.

In the 1980s London’s public housing suffered from extensive capital needs, reduced federal subsidies, weak management processes and disenfranchised tenants who were denied a basic standard of living. Sound familiar ? Read More