Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Affordable housing falling apart
From Eyewitness News:
130,000 affordable housing units have been built in New York City in recent years, but some of them are already falling apart.
It was dream come true in the summer of 2007 for working families lucky enough to win a lottery that allowed them to buy their first home under the Mayor's affordable housing program.
But it didn't take long for the dream to come undone.
Months after moving in, ceilings started leaking, front porch's started crumbling, stairs breaking.
The families of the 29-home Marcy Development in Brooklyn have gotten together to document the never-ending problems that have cost some tens of thousands of dollars to fix.