Category: NYCHA

The buck stops nowhere: Part 2, Nothing happened, nothing changed

6 November, 2013 (09:00) | Apartments, Building Codes, Enforcement, Housing, New York City, NYCHA, Public housing, Receivership, Rental, warrant of habitability |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   Yesterday’s post, using as source material the New York Daily News (October 31, 2013), New York Daily News (November 1, 2013; blue font), and New York Daily News (September 2, 2013; red font), vented my outrage at the irresponsible, incompetent, and unaccountable New York City […]

The buck stops nowhere: Part 1, She buried the transfer

4 November, 2013 (16:21) | Apartments, Building Codes, Enforcement, Housing, New York City, NYCHA, Public housing, Receivership, Rental, warrant of habitability |

By:David A. Smith   That’s understatement, you know   Outrage felt translates so poorly into analytical writing that readers are encouraged to supply their own expostulations as you follow this hard-to-believe tale of a public housing authority that is negligent and incompetent in everything except political arrogance, as reported in the populist’s bulldog newspaper, the […]

Month in Review, November, 2012: Part 2, Here at home

11 January, 2013 (10:00) | Argentina, Camden, China, Euro, Foreclosure, Global news, Haiti, Homeless, Month in review, Municipal bankruptcy, Non-Profits, NYCHA, Paris, Public housing, Spain, US News |

[Previous Month in Reviews available here: Oct 12, Sep 12, Aug 12, Jul 12, Jun 12, May 12]   By:David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, affordable housing and urban troubles abound globally, but we need look no further than our front stoop to find […]

Month in Review, November, 2012: Part 1, Around the world

10 January, 2013 (10:00) | Argentina, Camden, China, Euro, Foreclosure, Global news, Haiti, Homeless, Month in review, Municipal bankruptcy, Non-Profits, NYCHA, Paris, Public housing, Spain, US News |

[Previous Month in Reviews available here: Oct 12, Sep 12, Aug 12, Jul 12, Jun 12, May 12]   By:David A. Smith   I promise to stop using my blackberry!   Housing is both global and local; both abstract and intensely human – and in November, our posts covered all four corners of housing’s world. […]

Criminal incompetence: Part 3, the community network’s success

19 December, 2012 (10:00) | Bloomberg, community networks, disaster response, disaster risk mitigation, High-rise, HUD, Incentives, Liability, Mold, New York City, NYCHA, Public housing, Rental, torts, US News |

By:David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   After two days of posting demonstrating the utter failure of NYCHA’s command-and-control ass-and-elbows approach to crisis management, reported by the New York Times (December 10, 2012), there is a bright story about community networks, self-organized and almost spontaneously evolving, as […]