Category: Public housing

Month in Review: June, 2014: Part 2, The challenges of developing new homes new

1 August, 2014 (10:00) | Austin, TX, Detroit, Flagstaff, Local issues, Mayors, Mobile homes, Month in review, Municipal bankruptcy, Municipal budgets, New Haven, New York City, NYCHA, Politics, Public housing, Real estate taxes, Student housing, Urbanization, US News | No comments

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Yesterday’s Part 1, reviewing a month spent entirely on local issues, dealt with the economic and political dynamics of existing housing markets, but cities must always be building new, because economic growth and population growth are the lifeblood of cities – such as New Haven: Demonstrators […]

Month in Review: June 2014: Part 1, The challenges of existing housing

31 July, 2014 (09:40) | Austin, TX, Detroit, Flagstaff, Local issues, Mayors, Mobile homes, Month in review, Municipal bankruptcy, Municipal budgets, New Haven, New York City, NYCHA, Politics, Public housing, Real estate taxes, Student housing, Urbanization, US News | No comments

By: David A. Smith In a century of cities, so much to do with housing happens not at the national level but in the city, and yet I was surprised to discover that every June post focused on a municipal-level issue, even if some of them are exemplars of global trends. Sir, sir, they’re just […]

NYCHA’s criminal negligence: Part 2, the wrongful-death claim

17 June, 2014 (10:56) | Apartments, de Blasio, Monitoring, NYCHA, Public housing, Rental, Security, Stop-and-frisk |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]  By:David A. Smith Yesterday’s post reported on three stabbings and two deaths, 7-year-old Mikayla Capers, 6-year-old Prince Joshua Avitto, and 18-year-old Tanaya Copeland was also stabbed to death only a few blocks away.   Sources used for this post New York Times (September 29, 2013; violet font): New York Daily […]

NYCHA’s criminal negligence: Part 1, the leadership failures

16 June, 2014 (10:07) | Apartments, Bloomberg, Criminal negligence, de Blasio, Monitoring, NYCHA, Public housing, Rental, Security, Stop-and-frisk, Wrongful death |

By:David A. Smith  On June 1, 2014, two little children, 7-year-old Mikayla Capers and 6-year-old Prince Joshua Avitto, were viciously and repeatedly stabbed in a NYCHA property elevator; two days earlier, 18-year-old Tanaya Copeland was also stabbed to death only a few blocks away. As the New York Times (June 2, 2014; blue font) reported: […]

A successful de-fence: Part 3, not black and white any more

29 May, 2014 (07:45) | Apartments, Fences, Hamden, Housing, Land use, Local issues, New Haven, Public housing, Redevelopment, Zoning | 1 comment

 By: David A. Smith  [Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] Our detailed retrospective on the history of a seemingly insignificant event from the New Haven Register (May 5, 2014) – the removal of a chain-link fence along a suburban roadside – has used the micro to imply the macro, and the wary […]