Crown Heights family wants NYCHA to fix leaks in apartment
A Crown Heights family says they are living with puddles all over their apartment and that NYCHA isn't doing enough to fix the leak causing it.
Desiree Leconte says she complained to NYCHA about the leak in her apartment multiple times to little avail.
She says the leak started in the bathroom, but it slowly crept into neighboring rooms, including a bedroom that she says is now nearly uninhabitable. Leconte says her son's bed is just one casualty of the water damage, and now he has to sleep on the living room floor.
"To live like this is, is an embarrassment. My friends don't come over. My sons don't have friends because because look at the way we have to shove stuff in the corner to keep it from getting wet," she says.
NYCHA said in a statement that "all NYCHA residents deserve to live in well-maintained homes" and adds that it is working urgently to fix the leak. It also said that "addressing the fundamental problem and replacing the plumbing system... is a tall task with funding deficits and threats of further cuts from the White House."