Tuesday, July 14, 2015

NYCHA has major repair delays

From CBS New York:

New York City’s comptroller is calling the city Housing Authority’s handling of repairs “a case study in mismanagement.”

Scott Stringer released a “scathing” audit Monday of the troubled agency NYCHA, WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported.

“The city’s public housing authority is failing its tenants and failing our city,” Stringer said.

Stringer says residents have to endure long waits for repairs. He says NYCHA has underreported data on its maintenance backlog and hasn’t properly trained employees to deal with such problems as mold and mildew.

He has accused the housing authority of having a back log of more than 50,000 repairs and huge wait times.


LibertyBoyNYC said...

I don't know why NYCHA has so many problems, what with all the new shiny vans they have parked around their HQ by the LIRR station. We all know that new shiny vans make people work harder, smarter, and better.

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Anonymous said...

A friend of mine a few years back managed a bank branch across from a NYCHA project. Tenants would go to his branch to pay their rent. He told me, as long as a tenant brings $ 1.00 towards their rent, they cannot be evicted.
Pretty sweet, eh.

Anonymous said...

thanks John Rhea, put in the job by a phone call from Obama to Bloomberg. Was a major Obama fundraiser. John Rhea was the global real estate acquisitions chief for Lehman Brothers & helped destroy that company and went on to cause problems for NYCHA. Now the commissioner is not someone who came up through the ranks but is a NIGERIAN who doesn't know anything at all.

Ask NYCH workers what they think about it.

Anonymous said...

Many of the repairs are minor, the sort a super can do. NYCHA should start a handyman mentoring program so that each development has several residents trained, equipped and -supervised- to handle things like light switch replacement and minor plumbing such as faucet and toilet flushometers.

This would give the residents a sense of "ownership" and ease the backlog.