Statement On Heat, Hot Water Service Interruptions At NYCHA Rangel, Hammel, And Whitman Developments

 Judith Goldiner

Judith Goldiner

Judith Goldiner, Attorney-In-Charge of the Civil Law Reform Unit at The Legal Aid Society, issued the following statement today responding to heat and/or hot water service interruptions at Rangel, Hammel, and Whitman New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) developments impacting 4,108 individuals:

“It is disappointing but not surprising that on the first frigid day of the year, four-thousand NYCHA tenants are suffering unplanned heat and hot water outages. This is a breach of law; and every time the City fails to provide these mandatory utilities, there needs to be some consequence. This is the reality in private dwellings, and it should be no different in public housing. Today is not a promising start, and we hope that the City is equipped to avoid a reprise of last year’s nightmare.”