What to Do With a Problem Like NYCHA: Infographic

Mayor Bill de Blasio called on the state legislature to increase funding for NYCHA to $300 million on February 25. If the legislators do grant the funds, the mayor said, the city would match the cash injection. This would give NYCHA $100 million more than State Senator Jeffrey Klein called for two weeks ago, when he labeled NYCHA the city’s “Worst Landlord.” NY City Lens’s infographic below breaks down the affordable housing shortage, how bad conditions in the city’s housing projects are, and what the city and state plan to do to improve them.

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