Public Housing Residents Fed Up With NYCHA’s Rightsizing Transfer Policies

Residents who attended yesterday’s City Council Committee on Public Housing hearing accused the New York City Housing Authority of employing aggressive tactics to transfer people out of under-occupied units. NYCHA is out of compliance with The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s mandate that all state housing authorities assign families to appropriately sized apartments. There are more than 15,200 overcrowded apartments and over 56,300 under-occupied apartments in the city, according to NYCHA data collected earlier this year. An under-occupied apartment has one extra bedroom. Extremely under-occupied units have two or more bedrooms and make up about 12,000 of NYCHA’s under-occupied units.

Village Voice


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