When Ben Sangare first spotted the new Bedford-Stuyvesant home he won in an affordable housing lottery, he was so stunned by his good fortune he got into a fender bender.
Bedford-Stuyvesant buyers say contractor is slow and shoddy
Now, more than two years later, Sangare feels less lucky.
Delight Construction, the community developer behind the project, still hasn't finished Sangare's Lexington Ave. house and five others in the neighborhood, despite taking the buyers' down payments - and getting nearly $2.2 million in government subsidies.
Meanwhile, the owners of some of the 23 Bedford-Stuyvesant homes Delight did complete last year have been locked in a battle over chronic leaks and allegedly shoddy work - which they charge the contractor has been slow to fix.