Overcrowding in NYCHA fueled by lack of jobs and affordable apartments Brooklyn Reader March 16, 2016 March 16, 2016, 4:33 am Amidst growing homelessness and soaring rent burdens facing millions of working class New Yorkers, the 400,000 tenants in the city’s public housing developments would seem to have an advantage. The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) administers more than 325 separate complexes, totaling about 175,000 apartments. Rents are no more […] Click here to view original web page at www.wsws.org Want to write for us? We're looking for interns and experienced writers! Go here for more information.