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March 15, 2010

Velázquez Secures Resources to Improve New York Public Housing

NEW YORK – Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY-12) commented today on the federalization of 21 City and State owned public housing buildings, including the Bushwick and Rutgers facilities located in New York’s 12th Congressional District:

“This deal is a win-win for New York’s public housing residents. Through the use of resources in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, NYCHA will be able to make immediate improvements and repairs to these buildings. Over the long term, additional annual federal funding will ensure New Yorkers have stable, affordable housing options.