Bronx advocates, tenants rally for better housing conditions
Close to a hundred advocates and tenants from around the Bronx rallied Thursday for better housing conditions.
During the rally, representatives from Housing Here and Now released a report that found thousands of Bronx residents living in apartments with "C" violations. That classification is handed out by the Department of Housing, Preservation and Development and means "immediately hazardous."
Julie Miles, of Housing Here and Now, says the Bloomberg administration has been able to identify the problem owners and buildings in poor conditions. Unfortunately, officials have let down the tenants by failing to require repairs in those buildings.
The report recommends that the city adopt key elements of the Healthy Homes Act to ensure certain violations are repaired within 35 days.