NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) There was a Sunday push for more federal funding New York City Housing Authority.
While President Joe Biden’s American employment plan spend $ 40 billion on public housing, and local advocates and leaders say that is not enough.
Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on the president to double that amount, to $ 80 billion.
“That will be the money to settle the NYCHA backlog, but also make this building resilient and make it possible for the climate needs of the 21st century,” Schumer said. Public housing has been neglected, left worse and worse, and we will not be able to take it anymore. “
Schumer said some of the problems facing public housing residents are harmful mold, leaky roofs and broken elevators.