NYCHA tenants voice concerns over erratic heating

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Tenants living in a Brownsville NYCHA complex say dealing with erratic heating.

People living in the Langston Hughes Houses say they are often freezing in their own homes. They also say that other times, the heat is on so high that they're sweating.

"When it's cold, I'm wearing a sweater, sweats and two sheets and socks to bed. That's how cold it is in there," says Yajaira Carmona, of her apartment.

NYCHA says the issue comes down to old boilers. The agency told News 12 in a statement, "The underlying issue overall is our capital need at $17 billion. The majority of our boilers are well past their life expectancy. We are fighting hard across all levels of government for the resources our residents deserve." 

Tenants say they are just desperate for a permanent fix to the situation that is making it hard for them to feel at home.

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