New York Times

Nycha Has a New Plan to Clean Up Rats, Mold and Lead Paint: Bring in Private Landlords

“They changed everything,” said Mariam Diabate, holding her 1-year-old daughter, Kadidja, in their converted [Ocean Bay] apartment. Their kitchen has new appliances, and they have had no need to ask for any repairs yet, she said. “It’s nice. We love it.”

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As NYC Public Housing Tenants Suffer, a Glimmer of Hope Emerges

“It’s become a paradise,” Miller, 73, said as she stood in her [Ocean Bay Apartments] kitchen, with its new stainless steel appliances and synthetic granite-lookalike counters. The makeover included a new bathroom, floors, windows and hot-water radiators. “It’s the essence of calling where I live a home. I sleep so peacefully now.”

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