Problems in the Projects
July 29th, 2007

The situation in New Yorks City public housing projects constitutes a civic emergency, Errol Louis writes in todays news and city and state leaders must address it. Wracked by budget problems, the New York State Housing Authority has laid off workers and cut back on maintenance, leaving tenants to grapple with broken elevators, piles of uncollected garbage and other threats to health and safety.

Some solutions to the crisis are simple and straightforward, Louis writes, as he listing several. But, he concludes, a permanent, long-term solution to the NYCHA funding meltdown must be created. NYCHA residents – more than 5 percent of the city’s population – have the right to know they have not been abandoned by their fellow citizens and condemned to live in miserable conditions.

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