Democracy (In)Action Report Finds NYCHA Violates Federal Regulations on Public Housing Resident Participation
CVH released a report, "Democracy (In)Action: How HUD, NYCHA and Official Structures Undermine Resident Participation in New York City Public Housing," which finds that the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is violating federal regulations (referred to as the 964 regs) that ensure residents’ participation in policymaking. To make matters worse, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – the chief enforcer of the 964 regulations – is failing to provide the appropriate oversight to ensure that residents can meaningfully and democratically participate.
The report is based on a survey with over 1100 public housing residents across the five boroughs, five in-depth focus groups, a review of three years of meeting minutes between NYCHA and public residents, and observations of key resident participation events.
The report release was covered by the World Journal. Additionally, AM 1600 WWRL and the Gotham Gazette posted links to the report on our website.
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