City Budget missed opportunity to make deep investments for NYCHA Repairs

STATEMENT FROM COMMUNITY VOICES HEARD
RE: City Budget missed opportunity to make deep investments for NYCHA Repairs

NEW YORK – “Yesterday, the administration missed a real opportunity to make a substantial commitment to NYCHA residents by funding the critical repairs that are desperately needed to ensure each resident is living under appropriate conditions.

“The $550 million allocated in the NYS budget and the $673 million from the city will yield a combined $1.2 billion. Jointly this is a historic and desperately needed infusion of capital funds. CVH will continue our call for an annual $1 bill commitment in capital funds, because that it what is needed to truly make repairs in NYCHA. We believe the illegal activities described in the investigation led by SDNY warrant a more profound commitment to New Yorkers who have reaped the brunt of the injustice.

“To ensure that the allocated funds are spent appropriately, CVH is demanding – again – for the administration to produce a timeline for repairs in every NYCHA building. The timeline should be considered the first step in attacking the housing crisis by including the scope of work for each building and who would complete the repairs, as well as information on how to expedite the permit process,” said Afua Atta-Mensah Esq., Executive Director, Community Voices Heard.

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