City Comptroller Scott Stringer
An audit has found that hundreds of apartment units stand empty while 270,000 New Yorkers are on a waiting list for public housing.
The audit made 18 recommendations to Animal Care & Control, which the non-profit and the city say have already been started on.
The comptroller released a letter to the state’s unified court system calling for improvements, including new signage and expanding the use of help centers in courts.
The study analyzed more than 10 years of snowstorms, but does not include the storm that hit the city earlier this week.
During the rally, the Alliance for Tenant Power outlined its plan to shore up rent regulation laws that are up for renewal in June.
The city on Friday reached a $2.25 million settlement with the mother of a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who died earlier this year in a 101-degree jail cell, the comptroller said.
“Personal injury correction facility claims against the Department of Correction rose 37 percent between this year and last year, and have risen 114 percent since 2009,” City Comptroller Scott Stringer said.
An audit by the city comptroller found NYCHA failed to ensure that contractors working on repairs hire a certain percentage of public housing residents.