Housing officials’ flat-footed response to initial flooding dragged out the weeks until power could be safely restored — profoundly worsening the financial hardship many residents were experiencing well before the storm hit. To make matters worse, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is expecting full rent payments upfront for both November and December, acknowledging no responsibility for the serious health, safety and financial toll its negligence continues to take on residents.
Now that the Superstorm has passed, NYCHA should be working around the clock to abate the needless suffering it has caused residents — not taking steps to compound it. Join us to demand NYCHA Chairman John Rhea grant immediate rent relief to storm-impacted public housing residents.
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