Researching Residents Experiences of RAD in the Rockaways

In June 2021 I met a member-leader of the Rockaway Hub of Community Voices Heard who wanted to conduct a survey of residents at Ocean Bay Houses who had undergone RAD conversion and prepare a report for HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge. Her concern was that her and her neighbors also…

Interview with Daren Jaime on Privatization of NYCHA | Bronxnet

Host Daren Jaime sits down with Founder of Ojala Threads & NYCHA Tenant, Ramona Ferreyra, Founder of The Bronx Institute for Urban Systems, Cesar Yoc, and Justice For All Coalition member, Kristen Hackett discussing the work tenants are doing to stop the privatization of NYCHA, The Blueprint proposal, Green New…

Handout on RAD/PACT for the Justice For All Coalition and Save Section 9 Coalition

The following pamphlet is the latest version of a pamphlet outlining RAD/PACT that has been circulating citywide since October 2019. View &/or Download: RAD Pamphlet updated 6-21-21 copy

Handout and Social Media Slides on Development on Hallets Cove, Astoria, for the Justice For All Coalition

This handout was created for outreach and a community meeting at Astoria Houses in May 2021. It aims to clarify the state of development on the peninsula where Astoria Houses is located, and forthcoming plans. View &/or Download: Hallets Point View social media slides using the gallery below: [ngg src="galleries"…

Truth Commission on RAD/PACT and the Privatization of Public Housing

In Spring 2021, I worked with members of the United Front Against Displacement to organize a Truth Commission on RAD/PACT. During the event, 15 residents - half from NYC, and half from other cities including Boston, Minneapolis and the Bay Area gave testimony to the experiences living in buildings that…

Report and Social Media Slides on the Connections Between Policing and Public Housing for the Justice for All Coalition

New Report Highlights Connections Between Policing and Public Housing Concluding: Defund the NYPD and Fund NYCHA Now QUEENS, NY: Today and long-standing public housing residents are among those that are hyper-policed – in our city and across our country. This has real consequences for the health and well-being of residents…

Interview with Sonyi Lopez of BXRx on #HaltTheBlueprint Campaign

Host of Open BXRx, Sonyi Lopez, is joined by Kristen Hackett, Executive Committee Member of J4AC, joins us to discuss NYCHA’s new Blueprint for Change and why they’re calling to halt the blueprint and advocating to keep nycha public. Watch: (13) Open BXRx Tuesday | Justice 4 All Coalition: #HaltTheBlueprint…

Interview with Nikki Lucas On The Fight To Save NYCHA with VOICES East New York News

Based on past segments about the Privatization of NYCHA, on VOICES of East New York with Nikki Lucas, it has become crucial that a true Coalition to #SaveNYCHA had to be formed to stop the city from handing over its housing portfolio to private developers. Kristen Hackett of the Justice…

Interview about the Blueprint on 1NYCHA

1NYCHA is a podcast and a Movement that highlights public housing issues and progress within NYC. Collectively we can provide solutions and resources to stakeholders citywide. Watch: Season 2~ EP#10 - BLUE PRINT - OneNYCHA

Research Summary and Social Media Slides on the Private Partners Selected for RAD Conversions on NYCHA Rising

An inquiry into the private partners selected for RAD/PACT deals in NYC reveals a concerning trend of selecting some of the worst land owners and affordable housing industry players devouring residents across the city. RAD is a program through which public housing buildings and units are transferred from Section 9…