QBP RICHARDS TO HOST PRESS CONFERENCE DEMANDING NYCHA NOT CHARGE CARLETON MANOR TENANTS RENT DUE TO HOT WATER OUTAGE
Monday, February 7 at 11am
(February 6, 2022 at 5pm)
QUEENS, NY – As tenants of the New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) Carleton Manor development in Arverne enter their fourth month without hot water, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. will host a press conference tomorrow, February 7, at 11am outside Carleton Manor to demand NYCHA not charge tenants rent until the unacceptable hot water outage is rectified in totality for every apartment plus at least an additional four months, matching the length of time some residents have lacked hot water.
Joining with Borough President Richards at Monday’s press conference to detail the crisis and amplify the demand for rent forgiveness for tenants through at least May 2022 will be local elected officials, current and former tenant association leadership and Carleton Manor residents.
The press conference follows a deeply disturbing New York Daily News report published February 5 in which Carleton Manor tenants detail the “disgusting” and “degrading” lengths they must go to in order to bathe with hot water, such as using pots of water repeatedly filled and heated on a stove. The Daily News report also claims that NYCHA hired an unlicensed plumber to oversee repair work on the 174-unit building. According to NYCHA, repair work has yet to commence in more than 50 apartments.
Members of the media who wish to attend the February 7 press conference are asked to RSVP via email at [email protected] by tomorrow, February 7, at 9am.
WHAT: Press Conference Demanding NYCHA Not Charge Carleton Manor Tenants Rent During Hot Water Outage
WHEN: Monday, February 7, 2022 at 11am
WHERE: NYCHA Carleton Manor, 74-15 Beach Channel Drive in Arverne
WHO: DONOVAN RICHARDS, Queens Borough President
Local elected officials, current and former tenant association leadership and building tenants
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