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.