public housing

Thomas O'Neil-White

East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story premieres Tuesday at 8 p.m. on WNED-TV. The film delves into issues of race, poverty and public assistance in the infamous East Lake Meadows public housing development in Atlanta, Georgia.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Residents of Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority buildings delivered a list of problems deficiencies their respective homes, demanding they be fixed. Two Common Council members met directly with the residents in City Hall and received their input, but not until after a testy exchange derailed a committee hearing in Council Chambers.


Ellen Abbott / WRVO News

Green Party gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins is calling for an expansion of public housing in New York State. At the same time, Hawkins is criticizing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s housing investment strategies.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

There has been a sudden change at the top of the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority.

City of Buffalo

About 600 residents in 80 Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority public housing units at Kenfield Homes are without power, after the failure of a main power switch.

WBFO's Michael Mroziak

What to do with Buffalo's Commodore Perry public housing project? Some some replace it with a new football stadium. Congressman Brian Higgins says renovate it into affordable housing. Neighbors say the apartments still may not be affordable for them. On Monday, Buffalo's Mayor teased the city is working on another plan.

The Obama administration has issued a sweeping final rule banning smoking in all public housing units nationwide, extending a smoke-free environment to nearly a million units.

WBFO News file photo

The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority could face a federal takeover if steps are not taken to address a large number of vacant units in public housing complexes.