NYC comptroller: Public housing repairs severely mismanaged

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City's comptroller is calling the city Housing Authority's handling of repairs "a case study in mismanagement."

Scott Stringer released an audit Monday of the troubled agency, known as NYCHA.

Stringer says residents have to endure long waits for repairs. He says NYCHA has underreported data on its maintenance backlog and hasn't properly trained employees to deal with such problems as mold and mildew.

Stringer also says NYCHA closed work orders without the work actually being done.

Stringer's audit looked at maintenance and repairs from Jan. 1, 2013, through July 31, 2014.

NYCHA says that Stringer looked at outdated data and that the agency has new management working to fix those problems.

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