Community Voices Heard Applauds NYC Council for $2.45B NYCHA Commitment


April 13, 2018

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Community Voices Heard Applauds NYC Council for $2.45B NYCHA Commitment

Asks Mayor to heed City Council’s Call for a Yearly Investment of $1 Billion

New York, NY - Community Voices Heard (CVH), a statewide based building institution, congratulated the New York City Council’s response to NYCHA infrastructure funding in the 2019 Preliminary Budget. CVH called on Mayor de Blasio to heed the City Council’s request for an investment of $1 billion per year to keep apartments up-to-code moving forward.

“The New York City Council’s response on NYCHA infrastructure funding is what we needed to #TurnUpTheHeat! An investment of $2.45 billion will do more than repair damage; it will save lives.

“The suggested allotment of a billion dollars per year by the City Council is a testament to CVH’s hard-fought campaign to turn the tide of decades of government disinvestment in public housing. It will help to keep men, women, children, and seniors warm during the grueling winter months and ensure working families have running water. It is the kind of investment that will keep our children safe from toxic mold and lead, as well as keep elevators in working order.

“With its commitment of $550 million for NYCHA repairs this year, the state legislature has invested more than ever before. The New York City Council has now gone a step further with its unprecedented call for an annual investment of one billion dollars from the City’s budget. The health of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers is now in the hands of Mayor de Blasio, who must decide if these families are part of his progressive agenda.  

“This proposed budget shows that the New York City Council stands with CVH and the 400,000+ residents of public housing who are clear that this money is desperately needed to ensure healthy homes for all New Yorkers. We thank Speaker Johnson and Council Member Alicka Samuel for their partnership and leadership in this effort,” said Afua Atta-Mensah, Esq., Executive Director, Community Voices Heard.