Report details links between NYCHA developments and city’s economy

The report doesn’t only dwell on doom and gloom, however. It talks about the often-overlooked positive side of public housing. The “projects” are home to 121 senior centers; 126 preschools and child care facilities; and 189 acres of recreational space.

Finally, NYCHA residents spend more than $2 billion per year supporting local business, and project residents own more than 650 local businesses themselves, according to Curbed.

“We completed this report not only to dispel some of the myths about NYCHA, but to explain that all New Yorkers have a stake in fixing this system,” Moses Gates of the RPA said.

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