UFAD and the People of Harlem River

Rally Against the PACT Privatization of Manhattanville

In New York tenants are coming together to fight the privatization of public housing developments. In 2021, there was a partial victory—the scaling back of NYCHA CEO Greg Russ’s initial plan to privatize all remaining 110,000 units NYCHA (New York City Public Housing Authority) to 25,000 units under the notorious “Blueprint” (section 18) housing plan. This retreat by Privatization Czar Russ followed a month of outrage in protests and media throughout New York City.

But we are also issuing a rallying cry for the harder fight ahead, a struggle against the privatization and inevitable displacement that is still promoted by leading politicians in both parties and their friends in the leading financial institutions. These plans have been advanced by the deliberate neglect of basic repairs and maintenance of NYCHA buildings, by a strategy to run the housing into the ground and then to hand over what is left to the market.

People from the president of the US to the leading bankers in NY to the hopeful candidates in upcoming elections all are paying empty lip-service to “affordable housing” while selling out this housing to their true “stake-holders”- real-estate developers and Wall Street.

Please contact us for further discussions, protests, and to join to build a city-wide and national movement against the forces of gentrification and displacement. 

We can be reached by email, call/text at 646-450-3880, or via our social media @theUFAD.

More Information and Documents

What is PACT like for tenants? NYCHA tenants speak out about why privatization is a scam
¿Cómo es PACT para los inquilinos? Inquilinos de NYCHA explican como la privatización es una estafa

Press Release: Emergency Protest Saturday 2/19 Against Privatization of Harlem River Houses

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