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John Rhea steps down as housing authority chairman

John Rhea, the chairman of the city’s public housing authority, resigned last night after a stormy four-year tenure during...

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NYCHA to ease ban on ex-prisoner tenants

A handful of former inmates, long banned from living in New York City’s public housing, will be allowed to live in such developments starting next month.

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NYCHA spending $8M on lawyers to fight repairs

More than bricklayers or exterminators, the New York City Housing Authority spends approximately $8 million a year on a...

From left: Mayor Bloomberg, Bill de Blasio and John Rhea

De Blasio promises to sack NYCHA’s Rhea if elected

If elected, Bill de Blasio vowed to clean house at NYCHA — beginning with the sacking of Chairman John Rhea —...

From left: Andrew Cuomo and John Rhea

Cuomo paves way for NYCHA overhaul

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to overhaul senior management at the New York City Housing Authority, paving the way for Mayor Michael Bloomberg to make sweeping changes in the leadership at the under-fire...

NYCHA's John Rhea

NYCHA says 14 residential buildings could rise on public housing lots

The New York City Housing Authority has released details of its plan to lease public housing land for private...

Linda Rosenthal and John Rhea

NYCHA’s Rhea defends luxury development plan to state lawmakers

New York City Housing Authority Chairman John Rhea told state lawmakers that “every penny” of funds raised from the...

From left: repair work and NYCHA chairman John Rhea

Mayor, NYCHA chair step up repair efforts

The city has stepped up efforts to eliminate the backlog of non-emergency repairs at city-administered buildings by the end of the year, a statement from the Mayor’s office today said. “No one has felt...

John Rhea, chairman of NYCHA

After Sandy, NYCHA told staffers to keep politicians in the dark

In the days after Hurricane Sandy, the New York City Housing Authority instructed employees to keep quiet if elected...

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NYCHA courts private developers, plans to lease out millions of square feet

The New York City Housing Authority is planning to lease millions of square feet of its property to private...

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