Dissertation Overview

My dissertation research defines and employs comrade scholarship in an inquiry of the past, present and future of public housing. The goal of the research is to lift up residents’ experiences and perspectives, alongside critical scholarship, to question state-led plans and envision alternative housing futures. The research manifests as an…

Toolkit for the Campaign to Remove Russ and Kill the “Blueprint for Change” (Privatization)!

This toolkit was created as member of and with the Save Section 9 Coalition in the Spring of 2020 as we rallied folks citywide to 'Kill the Blueprint' legislation. NYCHA director Greg Russ has been making a strong attempt to pass legislation to approve his so-called “Blueprint for Change.” Resident…

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

Tenant “Informational Packet” for Justice For All Coalition

This Tenant Education Packet compiles materials created between 2018 and 2021, and was distributed at JFAC Community Meetings in 2021. Most materials were created by me; some also included the help of or were created by the Save Section 9 Coalition (SS9), the Residents to Preserve Public Housing (RPPH), SunriseNYC,…

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…

Social Media Slides for Campaign to Kill the Blueprint 101 with Justice For All Coalition and Save Section 9 Coalition

The gallery below features slides created as a part of the push to kill the Blueprint (a plan to privatize public housing) in Spring 2021. It was shared in pieces via the social media accounts of the Justice For All Coalition and other members and allies of the Save Section…

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…