NY GOV’T FAILURE ON FULL DISPLAY AS FEDS ANNOUNCE MORE OVERSIGHT OF NYCHA
Statement from Reclaim New York Initiative Executive Director Brandon Muir following today’s announcement that the federal government and NYCHA have reached a tentative settlement:
“NYCHA housing is in shambles. Everyone knows it, and the state and local government are to blame. The incompetence and carelessness has lasted so long, you have to wonder if New York government is even trying.
“NYCHA tenants who trusted the de Blasio and Cuomo administrations to fix things have threatened to stop payment. Reclaim New York Initiative has repeatedly called out the Mayor’s hypocrisy, attacking private landlords while overseeing some of the most horrendous housing conditions in the City. As we deal with historically low temperatures, this settlement transfers jurisdiction from one bureaucratic authority to another. While it may not fix the problem, it will hopefully provide transparency and oversight that has been lacking in City Hall and in Albany.”