Press Conference to stop RAD conversion of Fulton Houses

#A28 Fight For NYCHA Press Conference

Join us for a press conference to speak out against the private landlord take-over of the Fulton Houses.

DATE : Sunday, April 28, 2019

TIME : 1:30 pm

PLACE : Fulton Houses, 119 9th Ave, Manhattan

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If you received a call from us, here is the WNYC report we promised to make available to you. Please listen carefully :

NYCHA Hires Private ‘Slumlord’ to Run Public Housing

RAD is a bad deal for NYCHA tenants

City-wide, Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-New York City) has announced plans to convert 62,000 NYCHA apartments, allowing private landlords to control public housing. But the RAD program he wants to use can increase the rent, lead to tenant harassment and exploitation, the possibility of rescreeing, and, possibly, evictions.

In particular, we question how Mayor de Blasio can be disposing real property in the Fulton Houses when Borough President Gale Brewer (D-Manhattan) has sued to stop the lease/sale/development at the Holmes Towers in the Upper East Side. How can Mayor de Blasio be doing this in Chelsea when there is a pending Court case about the lease/sale/development of NYCHA ?

If NYCHA tenants are evicted, or lose their lease due to rescreenings, they will have no place to go. Housing Court evictions effectively bar tenants from renting from private sector landlords. Since New York City severely lacks low-cost housing, it is conceivable that NYCHA tenants may face homelessness due to the RAD conversion of public housing.

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Fight For NYCHA, Community Control of Land Use New York, and Not One More Block are co-sponsoring this press conference.

Join Fight For NYCHA in opposing any sale of public housing

RAD Conversions Lead to Tenant Harassment and Evictions

Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-New York City) has announced that he plans to sell 1/3 of NYCHA public housing to private real estate interests. This sale will put 62,000 public housing apartments in the hands of private real estate developers and investors. Mayor de Blasio is disguising the sale by describing it a RAD conversion to Section 8 housing. In Maryland and Virginia, RAD conversions have lead to tenant harassment and evictions due to loss of tenant protections.

Help us plan a city-wide assembly to stop the sale of NYCHA and to self-determine the future of public housing.

For more information, please call us at : (646) 847-9550.

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