NYC lags in recycling efforts, affordable housing lotteries in Williamsburg and East Flatbush, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
January 29, 2020 - 11:00AM

Citi Habitats and Corcoran announced a merger after 16 years of operating as sister companies (press release)

NYCHA residents have filed almost 32,000 work orders related to mildew complaints over a nine-month period, according to The Legal Aid Society (press release)

Some disappoinging news about recycling: NYC only ends up recycling a fifth of its trash, and only 18 percent of trash from houses (New York Times)

An affordable housing lottery has opened in Williamsburg for 54 units, with rent starting at $2,116 for studios (StreetEasy blog)

The MTA's Fair Fares program has been expanded to include those living below the federal poverty line (Patch) 

Seventy-five apartments are available through NYC's affordable housing lottery program in East Flatbush, with rent starting at $1,721 for studios (Brownstoner)








Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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