City reaches $2B deal with feds over NYCHA repairs: U.S. Attorney

AmNews Staff Reports | 6/12/2018, 8:29 a.m.
The nation's largest public housing agency will pay billions of dollars to settle claims that it used dirty tricks like ...
New York Public Housing

The nation's largest public housing agency will pay billions of dollars to settle claims that it used dirty tricks like building fake walls to hide problems from inspectors and lied about lead paint conditions to mask risks to low-income residents and their children, federal prosecutors said Monday.

The accusations stemmed from an investigation that found widespread mismanagement at the New York City Housing Authority, known as NYCHA, which has received thousands of complaints each year about broken elevators, insufficient heat, mold and infestations of rats and cockroaches.

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