HUD Gives New York City Extension On Finding New NYCHA Chief

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TIME TO FIND A NEW LEADER OF NYCHA. AFTER MISSING THE DEADLINE, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GRANTED AN EXTENSION. Reporter: IN JANUARY, MAYOR BILL DiBLASIO AND HUD SECRETARY BEN CARSON SHOOK HANDS AND AGREED ON A PLAN TO OVERHAUL NYCHA. CENTRAL TO THE PLAN INCLUDED FINDING A NEW CHAIRPERSON OF THE TROUBLED AGENCY. NOW THREE MONTHS LATER, ALL PARTIES ARE ASKING FOR MORE TIME. IT’S A LOT OF TALK, BUT YOU KNOW, IT IS ALWAYS EMPTY PROMISES AND STUFF. SO IT’S LIKE, I DON’T REALLY BELIEVE WHAT THEY ARE SAYING. Reporter: RESIDENTS SAY THEY ARE READY FOR ACTION. WHO CAN BLAME THEM? LEAD PAINT, RATS AND BROKEN PLUMBING SOME OF THE GROWING LIST OF CONCERNS. THE HUD REGIONAL DIRECTOR LYNNE PATTON SAW THE PROBLEMS FIRST HAND WHEN SHE MOVED INTO DIFFERENT BUILDINGS AND CALLED IT NOTHING SHORT OF A HUMANITARIAN CRISIS. SAFETY IS GOING TO BE NUMBER ONE. AND CLEANING IT UP BECAUSE YOU LOOK AROUND AND THERE IS GARBAGE EVERYWHERE. Reporter: ALL ISSUES A NEW CHAIRPERSON WOULD HAVE TO BE EQUIPPED TO ADDRESS. MAYOR DE BLASIO SAYS IT IS NO SMALL FEAT CONSIDERING 400,000 PEOPLE LIVE IN PUBLIC HOUSING. HE SAYS DOZENS HAVE BEEN INTERVIEWED, BUT THEY STILL HAVE NOT FOUND SOMEONE WHO IS A GOOD FIT. HE ADDRESSED MISSING THE DEADLINE ON MONDAYS WITH THE MAYOR. A LOT OF WORK TO DO TO TURN THAT AROUND. MAKE A LOT OF FUNDAMENTAL REFORMS TO COME TO LIFE. IT IS A BIG, TOUGH JOB AND

4 comments

  1. Everything will remain the same and has / garbage everywhere they throw garbage out the window every day it's on all the canopies diapers all kinds of stuff all over the place thrown out the window I even saw a squirrel eating a sanitary napkin that was thrown out the window

  2. Nobody wants that job you will be the Fall Guy or the full woman remember the last Fred Flintstone movie where they had him signed document after document so they can embezzled the money or that's the type of person they're looking for

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