NYCHA tenant seeks transfer after roach infestation

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NYCHA sent an exterminator to a Brooklyn woman's home a day after News 12 aired a story about her claims of a roach infestation there. NYCHA sent an exterminator to a Brooklyn woman's home a day after News 12 aired a story about her claims of a roach infestation there.
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NYCHA sent an exterminator to a Brooklyn woman's home a day after News 12 aired a story about her claims of a roach infestation there.

But the Stuyvesant Gardens tenant, Jennifer Ellis, says she's still not satisfied.

Ellis says she doesn't think her home of five years is safe for her four kids anymore.

She says the roaches came at least four months ago. She used chemicals and took other measures to get rid of them. She also says she called in an exterminator a half-dozen times before to no avail.

She says all of the chemicals are bad for her kids' health and wants NYCHA to transfer her family to a different apartment.

NYCHA says Ellis is on a waiting list for the transfer.

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