Bailey Houses residents claim NYCHA hasn't repaired leaky roof since 2018

Residents of the Bailey Houses claim majorly needed repairs have gone unchecked by the New York City Housing Authority since 2018.

News 12 Staff

Nov 18, 2020, 1:34 AM

Updated 1,307 days ago

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Residents of the Bailey Houses claim majorly needed repairs have gone unchecked by the New York City Housing Authority since 2018.
Assemblyman Victor Pichardo allocated $3 million to the Bailey Houses in 2018 to fix a leaky roof and the damage it caused in apartments. Two years later, residents say no work has been done.
With the risk of COVID-19 cases spiking, residents say don't know how they'll be able to stay inside with conditions being the way they are. They say water has been leaking through ceilings and floors since 2018.
Cracked paint, mold on the ceiling and walls, and water damage are visible throughout the apartments.
Residents tell News 12 they are frustrated with how long the process is taking to even start the work.
"Nothing is happening because NYCHA is dragging their feet," says Jake Wilson, the vice president of the Bailey Houses. "It is unacceptable, we are human beings, and we deserve dignity and respect."
A spokesperson for NYCA said in statement, “The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York released the $3 million allocated for this repair this afternoon. NYCHA has been waiting for these funds to become available and we look forward to beginning the process of replacing this roof.”


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