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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York


Velázquez on Housing Consent Decree

Velázquez on Housing Consent Decree
June 11, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding today’s consent decree signed between the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan and the Mayor:

            “This consent decree and the promised $2.2 billion capital infusion that will stem from it are important developments for NYCHA and public housing residents in New York City.  This will mean that, at last, the agency can move forward with a 21st century public housing system.  We should be clear that, these resources, while valuable, do not supplant the need for additional investment in public housing from all levels of government, including additional federal and state funds. I will continue fighting in Congress for the federal government to do its part and reduce the trend of disinvestment.”