De Blasio Announces NYCHA Repairs

Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced plans to make repairs to 62,000 New York City Housing Authority apartments.

“This is a turning point for tens of thousands of NYCHA residents. We have an opportunity to undo decades of neglect and mismanagement, and we have to take it,” Mayor de Blasio said.

The $13 billion in upgrades is being made possible through a public-private partnership, with the apartments converted to Section 8 funding.  Maintenance of the properties will be run by private landlords, but the tenants will still be considered public housing residents.

“These partnerships are one of our best-proven tools to deliver critical repairs. We look forward to working with officials, residents and advocates on this and other new strategies to make a concrete difference for the 400,000 people who call NYCHA home,” de Blasio said.

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