NYCHA’s lawsuit…fair to property owners?

Tenants in a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) project have brought an action in Housing Court to compel NYCHA to fix long-standing repair problems in Lower Manhattan’s Smith Houses or to pay civil penalties.  If Smith Houses were a privately owned property, the owner would have been in Housing Court, and possibly in jail, a long time ago.

It will be interesting to track what happens in this case.


   – Jack Freund


The Alfred E. Smith houses in Lower Manhattan comprises 12 apartment buildings.



Additional sources: 

Housing Authority Is Sued Over Slow Pace of Repairs– The New York Times, 4/29/13.

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