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