A Heating Crisis in NYCHA

BROOKLYN BOROUGH PRESIDENT ERIC ADAMS HOLDS PRESS CONFERENCE AT GOWANUS HOUSES

NYCHA RESIDENTS SPEAK OUT ON HEAT ISSUES PLAGUING NYCHA

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On Monday, February 5th, residents of Gowanus Houses as well as members of FUREE and the Gowanus Neighborhood Coalition for Justice (GNCJ) to demand action on the lack of heat NYCHA tenants across the city have been receiving in response to an open letter which can be read in its entirety here. Featured during the press conference were residents Stephen Henry, an original resident at Gowanus Houses, Tracey Pinkard, Vice President of the Gowanus Houses Resident Association, and Margaret BrishbonFUREE member. Ms. Brishbon’s struggles with heat in her apartment were covered on numerous news segments, which can be found below.

“Brooklyn pol calls for NYCHA to use money saved on energy costs to fix heating, boiler issues” (NY Daily News)

“Brooklyn Borough President Proposes Action on Public Housing Residents” (Epoch Times) 

 

 

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NYCHA CHAIR ANSWERS BEFORE CITY COUNCIL QUESTIONS ON HEATING CRISIS IN NYCHA

 

On Tuesday, February 6th, NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye testified in front of the Public Housing and Oversight & Investigation Committees on the recent wave of developments that went without heat throughout the city, which you can see on this map. During the hearing, it was announced that upwards of 320,000 residents in 140,000 units have lost heat or hot water during this heating system starting from October 1st to January 22nd. See coverage of the hearing below.

 

NYCHA Chair Grilled at City Council Hearing on Housing Problems (NY1)

As 4 of 5 in Public Housing Lost Heat, a Demand for an Apology is Unfulfilled (New York Times)

City Council Holds Hearing on NYCHA Heating Breakdowns (CBS News)

City Council Demands NYCHA chairwoman apologize for problems (AMNY)

Heat Failures Left 80% Of NYCHA Tenants Freezing, Officials Told (NYC Patch)

NYCHA Officials Pass Buck on Heating Woes (Kings County Politics)

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