Statement On Heat, Hot Water Outages Currently Impacting Over 8,000 NYCHA Residents

Tina Luongo

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Judith Goldiner, Attorney-In-Charge of the Civil Law Reform Unit, released the following statement today responding to current heat and hot water outages impacting over 8,000 New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents at eight different developments:

“Today’s heat and hot water outages impacting eight-thousand NYCHA residents is more proof that these woes will continue into winter. With temperatures expected to lower into the 40s this weekend, we are concerned for seniors, the disabled, and other vulnerable New Yorkers who rely on these basic utilities as a lifeline.

Despite the Mayor’s announcement yesterday, we also believe that the improvements he touted will not suffice, and that the Authority has misallocated their priorities. As the Mayor has said many times, a budget is a reflection of values, and when funding goes to extraneous purposes like hiring private law firms to litigate against tenants over necessary capital improvements, every New Yorker should be concerned.”