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Old 11-26-2013, 01:58 PM
 
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Have been since the weekend and maybe for awhile: NYCHA tenants in Bronx left in cold as heating systems fail - NY Daily News
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Old 11-27-2013, 04:27 AM
 
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Have been since the weekend and maybe for awhile: NYCHA tenants in Bronx left in cold as heating systems fail - NY Daily News
Well, this is what happens when you are completely dependent upon city services. The city workers are going home to their nice warm places, leaving residents to freeze. NYCHA has had huge federal funding cuts from the government and will likely get more huge funding cuts Jan. So anyone who wants to stay there had better get used to stuff like this.
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Old 11-27-2013, 04:39 AM
 
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Every tenant has a right to basic services like functioning heat, welfare recipients or not. Nobody is getting used to abysmal conditions like freezing and non working toilets in their own home.
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:05 AM
 
Location: New Jersey!!!!
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Too bad. They're lucky we give them housing at all.
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:12 AM
 
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Every tenant has a right to basic services like functioning heat, welfare recipients or not. Nobody is getting used to abysmal conditions like freezing and non working toilets in their own home.
You can't force a slumlord (in this case NYCHA) to become a good landlord. If your landlord is ****ty, you have to move. I had a ****ty landlord and I moved. Plain and simple.
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:37 AM
 
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You can't force a slumlord (in this case NYCHA) to become a good landlord. If your landlord is ****ty, you have to move. I had a ****ty landlord and I moved. Plain and simple.
Slumlord or not. It doesn't matter. The law is on the tenants side when basic services like this break down.
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:44 AM
 
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Have been since the weekend and maybe for awhile: NYCHA tenants in Bronx left in cold as heating systems fail - NY Daily News
Friends in Boerum Hill pjs out in Brooklyn had their heating services limited also over the breezy weekend.
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:48 AM
 
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Slumlord or not. It doesn't matter. The law is on the tenants side when basic services like this break down.
The law doesn't do ****. It really doesn't. I had an apartment in the Bronx. The people above had dogs, and when they bathed the dogs they would let the water over flow and it would go through the floor into my apartment. I sued the landlord for repairs, he made them. Only the tenants let their bathtub overflow again,and my ceiling got damaged again. And again.

And I just LEFT and moved out, as the landlord would be unable/unwilling to evict the tenants who constantly let their bathtubs overflow. My building had Section 8 people in it, who did ghetto things like throw garbage out the window . So it wasn't properly maintained.

Its a huge part of the reason I had welfare programs, and I will never live in a place that has a lot of program people again.

But I was in housing court, and I saw lots of other people there. Overall the court system does little for tenants. They are mainly concerned whether or not you can pay (if you can't its HASTA LA VISTA baby).

Those tenants will in NYCHA will need to find other places to stay, period, or risk getting sick. NYCHA has always been a horrible landlord, and its getting worse.

The bottom line is you are responsible for your own quality of life, and no one else. The courts and the government will not care.
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