For immediate release
Tenants from around the City will wear signs proclaiming how many housing code violations have gone un-repaired in their buildings, and will present a calendar with photos of hazardous housing conditions to members of the Housing and Buildings Committee of the New York City Council.
Immediately following the press conference, the Housing and Buildings Committee will hold an oversight hearing about housing code enforcement under the Bloomberg Administration. Close to fifty tenants and scores of community and housing organizations to testify.
Tenants and housing experts will call for a comprehensive overhaul of the city’s code enforcement system, including:
Passage of Intro 86 to ensure that immediately hazardous C violations are resolved quickly without the delay and cost of Housing Court proceedings;
More resources for the Targeted Cyclical Enforcement Program to litigate the very worst buildings;
More bilingual housing inspectors;
A freeze on city subsidies to negligent landlords; and
A Repair Board to reduce the burden on Housing Court for A and B violations.
Thursday, June 15th, 12:00 noon
City Hall Steps
Make the Road by Walking, the NYC AIDS Housing Network, the NY Immigration Coalition, the Association for Neighborhood Housing and Development, Housing Here and Now, ACORN, and members of the NY City Council