Category: Three-way bargain

The unaccountable third party: Part 2, I don’t think there’s anybody back there

28 March, 2012 (10:21) | Apartments, Housing, NYCHA, Public-private partnerships, Rental, Section 8, Three-way bargain, Vouchers |

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]    Yesterday’s post on the New York Daily News (March 14, 2012) story of an unlikely alliance had brought us landlord Edward Koester and renter Eileen Coello, whose cozy bilateral relationship was disrupted when the city’s housing authority, NYCHA, decided that the apartment in which […]

The unaccountable third party: Part 1, where’s the agency?

27 March, 2012 (10:14) | Apartments, Housing, NYCHA, Public-private partnerships, Rental, Section 8, Three-way bargain, Vouchers |

By: David A. Smith   A while back, the New York Daily News (March 14, 2012) was in full populist dudgeon:   In a town where landlord-tenant disputes are the stuff of legend, the New York City Housing Authority has now achieved the inconceivable.   The agency’s dysfunctional new $36 million computer system for tracking […]