The New York City Housing Authority’s mission is to increase opportunities for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers by providing safe, affordable housing and facilitating access to social and community services. More than 400,000 New Yorkers reside in NYCHA’s 326 public housing developments across the City’s five boroughs. Another 235,000 receive subsidized rental assistance in private homes through the NYCHA-administered Section 8 Leased Housing Program.

For too long, public housing residents have been forced to live in conditions that are unacceptable. The City has known this for years, but has done nothing about it because most elected officials take the residents of these developments (and their votes) for granted. I have spent my life working in communities like public housing and, as Comptroller, I will force the Mayor, the City Council and the Federal and State government into action. Support the NYCHA bill of rights, whether you are a resident of public housing or just a concerned citizen. NYC government should not remain the worst slumlord in the City.