NYCHA says it will receive at least $35M less in federal aid in 2017
The New York City Housing Authority confirmed Tuesday that it will see at least $35 million less in federal aid this year.
"This troubling federal cut will directly impact half a million New Yorkers who call NYCHA home," NYCHA released in a statement. "It will mean slower repairs, less maintenance to our aging buildings and fewer services for our residents."
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams released a statement saying in part, "President Trump claims to be a champion for inner city America, but actions speak louder than tweets. Endangering the fiscal health of the New York City Housing Authority is a clear and present danger to the public safety and general welfare of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers."
A spokesperson from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says it's a bit premature to be calling this a "cut." He says the issue is that there is no final 2017 federal budget yet, so they are overestimating potential cuts to be on the safe side.