Breaking News: New Federal Oversight for the New York City Housing Authority

Details are still forthcoming, but the big news out of New York City today is about the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development assuming new oversight powers over the city's troubled housing agency.
January 31, 2019, 12pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at a press conference to announce a new NYCHA in 2015.
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Sally Goldenberg and Katy O'Donnell reports: "The Trump administration is announcing it will implement greater oversight at the troubled New York City Housing Authority Thursday, following a federal complaint about dangerous conditions in the housing complexes last year."

"A source familiar with the negotiations told POLITICO that federal Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is expected to name an outside monitor Thursday afternoon," add Goldenberg and O'Donnell.

Today is the deadline to come to new terms under a deal approved in June 2018 but thrown out by a federal judge in November 2018.

As noted in a separate article by Kriston Capps, the oversight measure announced by HUD stops short of sending NYCHA to receivership.

Update: Sally Goldenberg and Katy O'Donnell provide details shared during a press conference with mayor Bill de Blasio and HUD Secretary Ben Carson held later in the afternoon the same day as their initial story. The monitor will be announced in a couple of weeks, and the city has agreed to spend $2.2 billion toward improving the problems facing the housing stock in the NYCHA system

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Published on Thursday, January 31, 2019 in Politico
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