Report reveals that a growing number of NYCHA residents are starting businesses, but still need more city support


A new report published by the Center for an Urban Future calls on Mayor Adams and city government officials to increase support for the growing number of entrepreneurs living in public housing across New York City.

The study, released March 29, reveals that more residents living in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) dwellings are becoming business owners and that by helping NYCHA residents start businesses and side-hustles into larger businesses would potentially provide a crucial income boost. This opportunity would provide an income boost to NYCHA residents, also among some of the hardest hit by the economic downturn during the pandemic. 

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