What Happened to Public Housing in New York? The Past, Present, and Future of Government-Built Housing in Our State
Across New York State, public housing residents often face similar issues whether it’s long-needed repairs, lapses in accountability, or a host of other problems. A movement for the preservation and transformation of public housing in New York must leverage New York City’s strong foundation of resident advocacy and the 36,000 public housing residents across the state, from Long Island’s Gladys Gardens in Hempstead to the Packard Court of Niagara Falls.
This report provides an understanding of the current status of New
York State’s public housing stock, changes that have
occurred over the past decade, and what the future
Issues: Affordable Housing