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District 36

Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.

Bedford Stuyvesant, Northern Crown Heights

NEW YORK, NY – “Today’s FY19 budget response represents a strong stand for fairness and accountability – principles the Council has and will continue to prioritize throughout the budget process. As Chair of the Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings, the need to fund permanent housing solutions, address the crises facing our public housing authority were of particular importance, and assist homeowners who have been hurt by skyrocketing property tax assessments is clear.

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NEW YORK, NY – “Last week, NYCHA residents made clear that the time to act is now when they sued the City for basic necessities that every home should have, such as heat and hot water. We have stated repeatedly that extraordinary relief is needed and on an emergency basis afforded by the State. The Governor’s Counsel has provided positive first steps that we believe need to be taken at once: an emergency declaration from the State that will allow a private contractor to come in and provide the services necessary to NYCHA residents now.

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NEW YORK, NY – “The tenants of NYCHA are right. They have been neglected and abused. We know what needs to be done and we must act. NYCHA management has failed to implement reforms or make progress. We need independent lead paint inspections and expedited heat and safety repairs. We need the state to declare an emergency, bypass NYCHA management and bureaucracy, bring in a real private contractor who will complete the task quickly.

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