Roof revamp at Albany Houses ends months ahead of schedule

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Thousands of residents at a Crown Heights NYCHA complex say they hope a $10 million roofing project will mean leaky ceilings are a thing of the past.

"The old roofs were in very bad shape," says Naim Eliali.

Work on the overhaul at the Albany Houses ended months ahead of schedule, but the news comes just after an audit found that NYCHA paid for faulty work at Lafayette Gardens in Bed-Stuy.

NYCHA says those findings date back to 2015 and that the housing authority has since improved its process.

NYCHA also says that the new roofing is energy efficient and sustainable for the next 20 to 30 years.

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