NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Throughout New York City, thousands of citizens are engaged in the classic "David vs Goliath" fight. In this case the "Goliath" is New York City and the Department of Housing Development and Preservation. These New Yorkers all believed that they had finally attained the American dream of homeownership when they entered into one of HPD's affordable housing programs, only to find that the homes that HPD sold them turned out to be the "American Nightmare." The problems these residents face in their homes range from serious structural problems, such as leaky roofs, faulty wiring and plumbing, lack of insulation, raw sewage backup, to windows and doors that literally fall off the building. And when these homeowners try to get some relief from the City and HPD they get nothing but excuses, more lies, and a bureaucratic run around that is nothing short of criminal. HPD denies responsibility, the contractors vanish or even worse, continue to be awarded work funded by our tax dollars!
Homeowners do not have the resources to take on a battle with large developers or the City. Homeowners are scared to come forward. They are scared that if they bring their concerns to their elected officials, lawsuits meant to intimidate and silence them will be filed. All these people want is for HPD and their City to live up to their commitments. They cannot fight this battle alone.
Today's meeting is to begin the process of fighting back and hear from our elected officials how they can help in this battle for Justice 4 Homeowners.
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer
New York City Public Advocate Tish James
Assembly member Keith Wright
Civil Rights Attorney Yetta Kurland
Community Voice Heard Executive Director Sondra Youdelman
Community Supporters and Labor Leaders
Thursday, January 15, 2015
NYC District Council of Carpenters
395 Hudson Street
SOURCE Justice for Homeowners