November 17, 2017

Speaker Heastie Statement on NYCHA

The New York City Housing Authority has a duty to ensure the health and safety of the tens of thousands of residents it serves. Recent reports that the agency failed to perform lead paint inspections are deeply troubling and we need to get all the facts to determine the best way to fix these issues. Appropriate efforts must be made to address these immediate concerns and a strategy needs to be put in place to provide stronger oversight while enabling the agency to move forward with its mission to provide safe and affordable housing to New Yorkers.