As NYC Public Housing Tenants Suffer, a Glimmer of Hope Emerges
By: Henry Goldman
• Public-private financing fuels $560 million makeover in Queens
• Half the nation’s 1 million federal units could be transformed
Lolita Miller had it all: mold, vermin, crime, stalled elevators, uncollected trash and winter days without heat or hot water.
After almost half a century living in New York’s public housing, she’d come to expect the neglect and squalor in Far Rockaway’s Bayside homes. So did most of the 400,000 residents in projects owned by the money-starved New York City Housing Authority….
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