Videos: NYCHA tenants speak out against NYCHA’s push to privatize all NYC public housing via the new “Public Housing Preservation Trust” scheme

Thread: NYCHA tenants speak out against NYCHA’s push to privatize all NYC public housing via the new “Public Housing Preservation Trust” scheme (in addition to the existing PACT scheme). Matthew from UFAD exposes this.

Videos from a NYCHA meeting at Polo Grounds about the Trust.

Paul, Manhattanville resident and UFAD member, says not to trust NYCHA: “all that glitters is not gold.” He urges tenants to go to the projects that have already been privatized via #PACT and see how tenants were displaced and the slumlords that took over are worse than NYCHA

This is the flyer we handed out to all tenants at the meeting: What is PACT like for tenants? NYCHA tenants speak out about why privatization is a scam. You can also read it online: http://theufad.org/2022/05/17/what-is-pact-like-for-tenants-nycha-tenants-speak-out-about-why-privatization-is-a-scam/

Judy, resident of Frederick Douglass Houses, speaks about how ridiculous the proposed Trust voting procedure is: only 10% of residents voting would be sufficient for NYCHA to privatize. She says NYCHA purposefully keeps tenants from knowing the whole story about privatization

Loretta, Manhattanville resident and UFAD member, exposes the lie that with the Trust, buildings won’t be given over to private companies. Read our article about the previous version of the bill and how the Trust is just another form of privatization: http://theufad.org/urban-core/blueprint-and-the-housing-preservation-trust-a-public-to-public-transfer/

A Polo Grounds resident of 53 years: “[NYCHA] has been coming to us for years double talking us. Do not vote for this Trust because this Trust is not for us. When they say Section 8 they mean they’re changing rules and regulations. They don’t want us to know what they’re doing.”

Originally tweeted by The United Front Against Displacement (@TheUfad) on November 30, 2022.

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