As Thousands Fall Behind on Rent, Public Housing Faces ‘Disaster’

New York Times, Jan. 23, 2023–Mihir Zaveri
The New York City Housing Authority collected just 65 percent of the rent it charged in the 12 months leading up to December, the lowest percentage in the agency’s history. More than 1,600 public housing agencies nationwide — from those in Richmond, Va., to San Francisco — have faced a “significant decrease” in collections since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, according to HUD.