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Restore the Promise of Public Housing

RPA is proposing strategies to increase funding and improve management for NYCHA, and we’re building the political and civic will necessary to implement them.

We’re very much at the point where the deferred maintenance of NYCHA properties is starting to compound and really spiral. If you don’t renovate buildings and keep them in a state of good repair, they eventually fall down.”

Research

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The architects at Peterson Rich Office produced a report of scalable solutions and design strategies to modernize NYCHA buildings and campuses and improve living conditions for residents as part RPA’s Kaplan Chairs for Urban Design fellowship.
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Rockaway NYCHA
This report is meant to highlight the urgency with which we need to bring better conditions to NYCHA, because not doing so has a direct effect on the health of hundreds of thousands of residents.
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That we have let more than 400,000 of our neighbors fall into terrible living conditions is a source of shame for us all. Government and the greater civic world of New York City need to engage on this issue.
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Decades of neglect and underinvestment by all levels of government — federal, state and city — have led to the current crisis facing the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).
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Action

RPA Lab

Trump Biden Debate Associated Press
We’re taking stock of where candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden stand on issues of great importance to Regional Plan Association.
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From the Archive

1931 Housing Conditions NY Region
The housing problem is essentially social, but it cannot be solved without taking into considera­tion the economic factors with which it is inseparably associated.
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