BDS Testimony before the New York City Council Committee on Public Housing regarding Vacancies in New York City Housing Authority Properties

Permanent affordable housing is the foundation many New Yorkers, including the people we serve, need to find stability in their lives. Stable housing helps our clients favorably resolve their criminal cases and reunite with their children after ACS involvement, maintain jobs and allow children to remain in school. BDS supports NYCHA’s efforts to improve its inspection and repairs processes, but drastic changes are necessary to ensure that families do not face unnecessary delays in safety and stability while NYCHA apartments sit vacant.

View the full testimony here.

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