CAMPAIGN ISSUES: HOUSING
(Photo) Wilson Public Housing, East Harlem NY
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Housing is one of the key campaign issues with Daby. Having grown up in this city, and as a long term resident of the district, he knows first hand this issue.
After Brownsville in Brooklyn, the district has the highest concentration of public housing in the nation. Two dozen public housing complexes shelter tens of thousands of East Harlem residents.
NYCHA, the city agency responsible for them, has fallen down at many hurdles; few can forget the winter before last when 15,000 residents in NYCHA estates had not heat.
In the past, things were worse; arson burned out many buildings in Spanish Harlem in the ’70-’90s. All sorts of crimes took place in them, and the various Democrat-run regimes tended to ignore this issue.
Improvement came to much of the NYC housing scene when Lynne Patton was appointed director of HUD for New York and New Jersey. In 2019, she moved into a NYCHA complex, putting herself at the immediate disposal of the residents.
Much of what goes on is determined in Albany. This district needs someone who lives here and really knows what it is to work one’s way up in life. Presently, the incumbent is a career politician, having inherited his mantle from his father. This is not ideal; a politician ought to be someone who has worked real jobs in the real world. Career politicians are the bottom of the barrel in politics.
And the bottom of the barrel is what housing in El Barrio has been for decades. Below is a list of all the 24 NYCHA run complexes in this district. Daby and his team have their eye on them and a file is being developed for each one so that a systematic approach to improvement can be implemented when, hopefully, Daby is elected to NY State Assembly.
We strongly encourage residents in each of these to contact us with any suggestions so that we may work with you and upgrade your living situation.
LIST OF NYCHA ESTATES FOR EAST HARLEM (SPANISH HARLEM, EL BARRIO)
335 East 111th Street; one 6-story building
East 120th Street Rehab; one, 6-story rehabilitated tenement building
East River Houses; 10 buildings, 6, 10 and 11 stories tall
Edward Corsi Houses; one 16-story building
Gaylord White Houses; one 20-story building
George Washington Carver Houses; 13 buildings, 6 and 15 stories tall
Governor Dewitt Clinton Houses; 6 buildings, 9 and 18 stories tall
Jackie Robinson Houses; one 8-story building
James Weldon Johnson Houses; 10 14-story buildings
Lehman Village; 4 20-story buildings
Lexington Houses; 4 14-story buildings
Metro North Plaza; 3 buildings, 7, 8, and 11 stories tall
Metro North Rehab; 17 6-story rehabilitated tenement buildings
Milbank-Frawley; 2 rehabilitated tenement buildings 5 and 6 stories tall
Morris Park Senior Citizens Home; one 9-story rehabilitated building
Park Avenue-East 122nd Street, 123rd Streets; 2 6-story buildings
President Abraham Lincoln; 14 buildings, 6 and 14 stories tall
President George Washington Houses; 14 buildings, 12 and 14 stories tall
President Thomas Jefferson Houses; 18 buildings, 7, 13 and 14 stories tall
President Woodrow Wilson Houses; 3 20-story buildings
Senator Robert A. Taft; 9 19-story buildings
Robert F. Wagner Houses; 22 buildings, 7 and 16 stories tall
U.P.A.C.A. (Upper Park Avenue Community Association) Site 6; one 12-story building
U.P.A.C.A. (Upper Park Avenue Community Association) U.R.A. Site 5; one 11-story building