ByAllegra Abramo, Julia Alsop and María Villaseñor |
The suit by residents of the Castle Hill Houses is the latest legal action charging NYCHA with failing to adequately maintain its 334 developments, which house some 400,000 New Yorkers. But NYCHA says federal underfunding makes it impossible to do more.
Tenants are now counting on Mayor Bill de Blasio to continue his support for public housing by committing to a much-needed long-term investment such as a baseline minimum of $100 million annually for NYCHA in the municipal budget.
Vote week for Cycle IV of Participatory Budgeting NYC begins April 11th and goes through April 19th. Residents of 24 City Council districts will be able to directly decide how almost $30 Million in capital funds will be allocated in the upcoming budget.
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