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US: Risky Fix for New York Public Housing Woes

By Human Rights Watch
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(New York) ­– A New York City program that privatized control and management of some public housing lacks adequate oversight and protections for residents’ rights, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 98-page report, “The Tenant Never Wins: Private Takeover of Public Housing Puts Rights at Risk in New York City,” examines the impact of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) program called Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT), which utilizes a federal program developed by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development called the Rental Assistance Demonstration…

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