The NY Times reports on the difficult situation of residents in property owned by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
“The residents are entitled to relocation benefits which may include Section 8 subsidies and a preference in city-assisted affordable housing,” Mr. Bederman said in an e-mail. “We have already helped move families into NYCHA properties. Additionally, all HPD and HDC affordable housing lottery announcements are being shared with the tenants in an effort to make them aware of other affordable housing opportunities for which they may be eligible.”
Mr. Shapiro of FUREE said a shortage of affordable housing has made relocation difficult. He also said that during FUREE’s meetings this past summer, the then 20 tenants of Albee Square West completed surveys about their relocation experience. The results revealed that none of them had been offered housing that was comparable in price to what they were paying at Albee Square.
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