The Haitian Times
Bridging the gap
BROOKLYN—The New York City comptroller’s office has released a new survey, available in Haitian Creole, that aims to understand the concerns of public housing residents.
“We’re just asking people: ‘What is it that you think we should dig in on, we’ll come back to you as we have findings on those things you ask us for,’” said NYC Comptroller Brad Lander. “So we have the survey translated into a number of languages, including Haitian Creole.”
The newest survey of New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) by the Comptroller’s office, whose responsibilities include reviewing NYCHA’s operations, bases the first steps of the audit on people’s concerns rather than on the findings of the Comptroller’s team of experts. From the 18 audits of NYCHA’s financial and operating practices performed over the years, the Comptroller’s office has proposed more than 169 recommendations for improvement.
To view the full story, please subscribe to The Haitian Times. You can choose a $60 Annual Subscription or a $5 Weekly Pass.
When you join The Haitian Times family, you’ll get unlimited digital access to high-quality journalism about Haiti and Haitians you won’t get anywhere else. We’ve been at this for 20 years and pride ourselves on representing you, our diaspora experience and a holistic view of Haiti that larger media doesn’t show you.
Join now or renew to get:
— Instant access to one-of-kind stories and special reports
— Local news from our communities (especially New York and Florida)
— Profiles of Haitians at the top of their fields
— Downloadable lists and resources about Haitian culture
— Membership merch, perks and special invitations
First-time subscribers also receive a special welcome gift handmade in Haiti by expert artisans! Do it for the culture and support Black-owned businesses.
If you’re seeing this message but you’re already a subscriber, you can log in for immediate access to this story.
Leonardo March is Brooklyn-based visual journalist from Puerto Rico and a Report for America corps member
Leonardo can be reached at Leonardo@haitiantimes.com