Mayor: NYCHA to receive $100M in aid to repair Superstorm Sandy-damaged boilers

Heat at the Red Hook Houses is currently produced by temporary generators.

Heat at the Red Hook Houses is currently produced by temporary generators. (3/23/14)

BROOKLYN - Mayor Bill de Blasio says the federal government will pay to replace damaged boilers in dozens of public housing buildings in the city.

The government will put more than $100 million toward fixing the destroyed boilers at NYC Housing Authority buildings.

Sixty boilers were damaged during the storm. Since then, the affected buildings have had temporary boiler systems installed. Those temporary units have cost about $3 million per month.

Some residents say the temporary units are an eyesore and they have frequently broken down.

Boiler replacement could start later this year.

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