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Housing Authority to relocate seniors in subsidized housing

Elderly face eviction if they refuse to give up larger apartments
April 10, 2014 04:45PM

The city is planning to relocate more than 6,500 seniors residing in publicly subsidized housing to smaller units, freeing up apartments for bigger families, according to a report.

Currently, about 11,400 households are “extremely under-occupied,” the New York City Housing Authority general manager Cecil House announced during a recent City Council hearing.

Elderly tenants whose families have moved out make up many of these households, the New York Daily News reported.

Meanwhile, roughly 15,000 NYCHA households are overcrowded, the article said. In previous years, the authority has tried other tactics, like offering seniors incentives to move out, as previously reported. This time around, the NYCHA will evict those who refuse to move, officials said during the meeting. [NYDN]Angela Hunt