Comptroller Scott Stringer: NYCHA buildings getting worse, need repairs

A new report is detailing worsening physical conditions at New York City Housing Authority buildings over recent years. According to city Comptroller Scott Stringer, public housing tenants have seen

News 12 Staff

Sep 8, 2014, 8:53 PM

Updated 3,543 days ago

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Comptroller Scott Stringer: NYCHA buildings getting worse, need repairs
A new report is detailing worsening physical conditions at New York City Housing Authority buildings over recent years.
According to city Comptroller Scott Stringer, public housing tenants have seen increased living issues between 2002 and 2011, especially when compared to market-rate housing.
The report says heating system breakdowns in public housing increased by more than 72 percent from 2008 to 2011, with about 43,000 breakdowns reported in 2011. Other areas of concern included water leaks, broken plaster and peeling paint, cracks and holes in interior walls and ceilings, and rodents.
An additional trouble spot includes broken windows. Between 2005 and 2011, it saw a 945% surge. In 2011, broken or missing windows were found in NYCHA buildings at three times the rate overall in housing in New York City.
The report finds Staten Island has the city's highest quality rent-regulated and market-rate rental housing. Brooklyn came in second to last on that list.
Stringer is advocating for more funding, especially from the federal government, to make repairs and improve conditions.


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