Speaker Quinn, advocates and tenants will gather in front of a Bronx housing development tomorrow where tenants are suffering deplorable and dangerous housing conditions.
The Speaker and advocates will call on the FDIC to mandate that New York Community Bank evaluate the finances and living conditions at 34 Bronx buildings in foreclosure, and then disclose information on necessary building repairs.
The buildings to be evaluated include more than 800 units, where tenants are currently living in conditions of:
• No heat and hot water
• Toxic mold outbreaks
• Leaky roofs
• Rodent infestation
Note: Immediately following the press conference, a media tour of the buildings will be available. Tenants will also be available for media interviews.
Who: Speaker Christine C. Quinn
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.
NY Communities for Change
Northwest Bronx Coalition
Tenants and Neighbors
Where: 735 Bryant Avenue
When: Thursday, April 7, 2011
Time: 11 a.m.