The Real Deal New York

New York’s public housing deteriorating fast, report finds

In 2011, roughly one in three residents filed complaints
September 08, 2014 08:30AM

While luxurious residential towers are sprouting up all over the city, New York’s public housing has gotten worse over the last decade, according to a new report from City Comptroller Scott Stringer.

The comptroller’s office compared common complaints from residents who live in New York City Housing Authority buildings to complaints from tenants who live in owner-occupied, market-rate and rent-regulated apartments, according to WNYC.

In 2002, according to the report, 16.6 percent of public housing units had cracks or holes in ceilings and walls. In 2011, roughly one in three NYCHA residents complained about this.

Stringer has said that the increase in complaints is due to lack of investment in NYCHA housing. [WNYC] — Claire Moses