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NYC Public Housing Tenants Hung Out To Dry In Wake Of Sandy
When Hurricane Sandy slammed NYC, tens of thousands public housing tenants were left without power, heat, & running water; elderly & disabled residents were trapped on the upper floors of the developments, oftentimes lacking food and water and life essential medical needs. Weeks after the wind roared and the water surged the voices of NYC Housing Authority ("NYCHA") tenants continued to be drowned out, amidst the complacency of NYCHA to the still unresolved issues and conditions. When NYCHA management finally met with the tenants, long after Sandy came and went it was greeted by the pained & angry protestation of the tenants due to its failure to show concern for, response to and accountability for the horrible conditions that many still endure. The chorus of residents decried NYCHA's response to refusing immediate rent abatements, to compensate them for their suffering and losses during and in the aftermath of the hurricane. Chanting "No services, no rent," many of the residents left the meeting in disgust to reconvene later, formulate demands and plan to take their complaints to NYCHA headquarters.
Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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