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LAS: Albany Must Create a NYC Public Housing Preservation Trust

The proposed legislation would provide NYCHA with additional funding opportunities to address a massive backlog of capital repairs and other operational needs.
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NYCHA Utility Outages Underscore Need for Increased Funding

In response to data that shows utility outages are still plaguing public housing residents, The Legal Aid Society is calling on lawmakers to prioritize funding, reports the New York Daily News.
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LAS Applauds Chelsea Tenant Power in Plan to Save Homes

Chelsea NYCHA complexes threatened with demolition find solution through community involvement, reports THE CITY.
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LAS Calls on Feds to Adequately Fund NYCHA Capital Projects

During the 2019 - 2020 heat season, 819 heat outages plagued NYCHA residents - which is an improvement from the previous year but still in violation of local and state laws, as reported by NY1 News.
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Watch: LAS Slams NYCHA Deception Over Tenant Repairs

Tenants languish as complaints were ignored while the agency repeatedly closed incomplete repair tickets, reports Pix 11 News.
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LAS Cautiously Optimistic Over NYCHA Proposal for Federal Repairs Funding

New proposal would fill $40 billion NYCHA shortfall for public housing repairs, reports Pix11.
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NYCHA Still Struggling to Provide Tenants Working Utilities This Winter Season

The Legal Aid Society condemned NYCHA’s failure to provide basic services to its tenants, a deficiency demonstrated by information provided in answer to a Freedom of Information Law request, according to the New York Post.
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NYC Council Speaker, Advocates Call on Albany to Invest New Funding for Public Housing

Advocates are demanding that new funding be allocated in the Governor’s Executive Budget, including $2 billion for NYCHA, $1 billion for other public housing in the state and $500 million in vouchers for those facing homelessness, according to the New York Daily News.
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Deaf Client in NYCHA Residence Faces Discrimination, Eviction

Adeola Chester, a mother of two, has consistently been denied ASL interpreter services, according to NY1.
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Albeit Progress, Mold and Mildew Complaints Continue to Plague NYCHA Residents

The Legal Aid Society released a Freedom of Information Law response revealing that New York City Housing Authority residents filed 31,837 work orders to address mildew complaints from January 1, 2019 – September 4, 2019, reports the New York Daily News.
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