In a letter to the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), the New York Legal Assistance Group urges NYCHA Chairman John Rhea to make rent credits effective immediately for Sandy-affected residents. As New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio says, “It is unacceptable to charge full rent upfront for tenants who in many cases are still living in the dark.” Our letter outlines the extreme hardship faced by several residents of Red Hook West.

As lawyers dedicated to helping low-income New Yorkers, we insist that NYCHA do the right thing, and ensure justice is done for residents still without heat, power and hot water.

Read the Letter Here