91-year-old Bronx woman says NYCHA hasn't repaired leak that damaged home

McKay tells News 12 that NYCHA was supposed to fix her bathroom on Tuesday. She says she waited all afternoon and that help never showed up.

News 12 Staff

Jun 30, 2021, 9:30 PM

Updated 1,078 days ago

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A 91-year-old Bronx woman says her home was damaged from a leak and NYCHA hasn’t done anything to fix it one week after it happened.
Nellie McKay says she’s never experienced anything this bad in of the 53 years that she has lived at the Paterson Houses. 
She says a leak from upstairs last week has done damage to her bathroom. From the bubbling paint on the walls to the broken linoleum tiles, she says she no longer feels comfortable in her own home. 
McKay tells News 12 that NYCHA was supposed to fix her bathroom on Tuesday. She says she waited all afternoon and that help never showed up. 
She says she had to throw out her rug and towels and that she has to install new tiles with her own money. 
News 12 has reached out to NYCHA, which said it inspected the bathroom and that there is no active leak. It's scheduled to repair the walls in the bathroom on Thursday.


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