Tenants: Disturbing conditions in public housing

THE BRONX - Broken elevators and unreliable apartment maintenance has frustrated many residents of McKinley public housing and they want something done about it.

Some tenants say the situation has been so bad, that they have been manually closing the elevator door.

Coupled with the unstable elevators has been the lackadaisical apartment maintenance by the city?s Public Housing Authority. One resident says she has been waiting for three months for someone to fix her shower.

An elected official in the area has placed the blame on the continuing cuts by the federal government in public housing. According to the official, the problem will only get worse and not better.

When contacted by News 12 The Bronx, the city?s Public Housing Authority has admitted to not keeping up with the repairs and is working on making the situation better.

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