Bill de Blasio Appoints Members of Housing ‘Dream Team’

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his new NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and his new NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye. (Photo: NY1 screengrab)

Mayor Bill de Blasio this afternoon rolled out the members of his housing team, promising a “total reset” of the previous administration’s approach to public housing.

Shola Olatoye will serve as the new chair of the New York City Housing Authority, Cecil House will continue to serve as NYCHA’s general manager, Vicki Been will head the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and Gary Rodney will serve as president of the Housing Development Corporation, Mr. de Blasio announced at a press conference at the Lincoln Houses in Harlem. Continue reading “Bill de Blasio Appoints Members of Housing ‘Dream Team’”

Shaun Donovan Comes Out In Favor of Marriage Equality

donovan Shaun Donovan Comes Out In Favor of Marriage EqualityShaun Donovan, the former head of Housing Preservation and Development who left the city to become secretary of U.S. Housing and Urban Development told a Metro Weekly,  Gay DC newsmagazine, that he supports marriage equality.

Mr. Donovan is the first sitting cabinet secretary to do so. Continue reading “Shaun Donovan Comes Out In Favor of Marriage Equality”