Residents of the Chelsea-Elliot and Fulton Houses warn that the city’s plan to tear down their current buildings and replace them with new ones is a land grab that will permanently displace them.
“We’re already making every penny stretch,” said one tenant after the RGB voted for rent increases of as much as 6% for nearly one million rent-stabilized New York City apartments.
In New Jersey, municipalities are still constitutionally required to provide their “fair share” of affordable housing, but there is no longer any elected or state-level body responsible for defining what that means, or for helping to ensure the standard is followed.
Tenant leader Fidele Albert is fighting to keep her apartment with the support of her fellow housing activists.
After years of organizing rent strikes and lawsuits against their slumlord, residents of a Flatbush building with more than 500 open violations are starting to see repairs.