Survey blasts conditions in NYCHA buildings

A new survey blasts the New York City Housing Authority for allegedly deplorable conditions across the city. State Sen. Jeffrey Klein and City Councilman Ritchie Torres surveyed 230 tenants across

News 12 Staff

Mar 4, 2016, 5:23 AM

Updated 2,967 days ago

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Survey blasts conditions in NYCHA buildings
A new survey blasts the New York City Housing Authority for allegedly deplorable conditions across the city.
State Sen. Jeffrey Klein and City Councilman Ritchie Torres surveyed 230 tenants across the city. In Coney Island, people complained of severe mold problems, leaks and crumbling walls.
The survey shows that 60 percent of tenants reported something broken or damaged in their apartment. Some waited up to five years for repairs.
"Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein is in a unique position to help win additional funding for NYCHA in the State Budget," a NYCHA spokesperson says in a statement. "We look forward to standing with him at his next press conference announcing the number of repairs completed with funds he helped secure."
In the meantime, Klein and Torres suggest adding an extra $100 million in the budget for immediate repairs, in addition to an incentive program for developers to help with deteriorating conditions.


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