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City to give $210M to improve public housing stock

Funds to go toward renovations, social services and lighting

July 08, 2014 05:30PM


Melissa Mark-Viverito and Wagner Houses

The City Council plans to allocate $210 million to improve conditions at buildings run by the New York City Housing Authority.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced today that $50 million of it will go toward renovating existing public housing. Nearly $16 million will be spent on social service programs.

Fifteen developments where crime is especially prevalent are expected to receive a total of $1.5 million in exterior lighting.

“The word today is investments. We are making investments in our public housing, investments that should have been made long ago,” the mayor said, as cited by the New York Daily News. “You know the phrase, ‘He who hesitates is lost’? We are not interested in hesitation.” [NYDN]Mark Maurer

2 Responses to “City to give $210M to improve public housing stock”

  1. July 09, 2014 at 2:11 am, AnoNYC said:

    NYCHA infill? Development can provide funding for improvements.

  2. July 09, 2014 at 12:24 pm, Thinker said:

    This is part of the plan! Right in the Speaker’s district.

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