3 Steps to Fixing Public Housing

Public housing must evolve in US cities, says John Rhea, Chairman of the New York City Housing Authority. Here are three things cities need to do to move forward.
Friday, January 4, 2013 02:00 EST | 5
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1/7/2013 7:48:37 AM
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the detal
I agree with your point about looking after current housing stock, why throw up new stuff when we have some solid housing going to waste. Could this building work be linked with apprentice builders so that long term skilled employment is addressed while getting added value out of the properties that we have. Lets get young people working again while adding lasting value to our public housing stock, good vidm thanks

1/6/2013 10:29:36 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: few questions!!!
These are valid questions. I'd like to know the answer to the query about incentives myself.

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
1/4/2013 5:02:30 PM
User Rank Staff
Change is needed
I totally agree with John that public housing must evolve. The fact that our recent poll ranked funding for public programs second-least important among priorities isn't encouraging, though. And the federal government is hell-bent on taking funding away for such "entitlements." So while I support what John has to say here I'm not optimistic that much is set to change.

Mary Jander
Mary Jander  
1/4/2013 4:13:36 PM
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Making better use of what's there
Solid input here. I think it's especially well stated that existing housing must be maintained better and made to fit into new, sustainable plans for urban housing.

For years, public housing seemed to be a matter of throwing up structures then leaving them to rot over time. Not the best use of public funds; also, that tack created multiple problems that weighed on cities and most importantly, people.

1/4/2013 9:03:08 AM
User Rank Village Voice
few questions!!!
Thanks John Rhea for the speaking on Future Cities.

In context to video few questions come to my mind,

1> "Concentration of same income groups in a community",

   -If there are different income groups will there be a cohesion of thoughts within community?

2> "Participation be Private entities",

-is there a provision or platform for Private organisations to enter?

-Does NYC municipal provide any incentives for such participation?

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