Bronx Councilman Richie Torres brings public housing meeting to NYCHA tenants

The New York City Council's Committee on Public Housing made history by holding its first-ever meeting at a public housing complex. Bronx Councilman Richie Torres,

The Democrat is helping Brooklyn tenants with concerns related to Superstorm Sandy.

The Democrat is helping Brooklyn tenants with concerns related to Superstorm Sandy. (2/28/14)

BROOKLYN - The New York City Council's Committee on Public Housing made history by holding its first-ever meeting at a public housing complex.  

Bronx Councilman Richie Torres, who heads the committee, said it was time to do things differently at City Hall as the group came together in Coney Island Thursday night to address recovery struggles related to Superstorm Sandy. 

The Democrat said that instead of NYCHA tenants having to travel to Manhattan to address the committee, the committee would instead be going to them in hopes of making it easier for residents to voice their concerns. 

Torres added that he grew up in public housing and wants to help residents get answers from NYCHA about replacing temporary boilers installed following the storm.

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