Report warns of ‘demolition by neglect’ at NYCHA properties

While the city mulls potential ways to prevent NYCHA’s neglected housing stock from caving in on itself, the Regional Plan Association, a nonprofit organization that focuses on ways to improve the tri-state area, has issued a report warning of “demolition by neglect” if swift action isn’t taken to fund repairs.

“The city needs to move forward on what has already been decided and the city has a NYCHA 2.0 plan,” said Moses Gates, RPA’s vice president of housing and neighborhood planning. “They need to make NYCHA the centerpiece of their housing plan.”

Time, he added is of the essence, as many of NYCHA’s 173,762 apartments are “approaching inhabitability.”

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