New York City is about to pay up for years of allowing people to live under triflin’ conditions in the city’s housing projects.
According to the New York Post, authorities announced Monday the de Blasio administration has reached a settlement in a federal probe to the tune of $2.2 billion. The federal complaint says that the city’s housing authority violates “basic health and safety regulations” set forth by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The regulations require the city’s housing authority to protect children from the lead paint that is STILL present in about a third of their buildings. The feds say the city also failed to provide people living in their housing projects with “decent, safe and sanitary housing,” and has lied to the government about doing so.
The deal will actually pump up to $4 billion into New York City Housing Authority buildings, which will be used to make much-needed improvements.
The initial $2.2 billion has been budgeted over a four-year period. Once that large sum is spent, the city has agreed to pay an additional $200 million per year until the problems are considered fixed.
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