In City Council District 15, where 10 candidates are running for office in a March 23 special election, thousands of people live in New York City Housing Authority apartments.

For residents of north Bronx complexes such as Twin Parks East, Parkside Houses and the Bronx River Houses, NYCHA’s Blueprint for Change is a key concern.

The program converts NYCHA developments to privately managed Section 8 housing, a change that some residents and advocates say will lead government to abandon its public-housing responsibilities.