Report: NYCHA lagging in arresting criminals on site

The New York City Housing Authority isn't doing enough to keep dangerous criminals out of public housing, according to a new report by the city Department of Investigation.



The report is a follow-up to one released two years ago, which criticized both NYCHA and the NYPD for failing to keep dangerous criminals out of public housing.



The report found that the NYPD has drastically improved in reporting on-site arrests of NYCHA residents to the authority.



NYCHA is being criticized for not punishing leaseholders who knew about a household member's criminal activity. The report found that NYCHA is failing to enforce its permanent exclusion policy designed to keep dangerous criminals away from public housing.



Among other recommendations, the report is urging the NYPD to report all arrests of NYCHA residents and for the housing authority to be more aggressive in enforcing its permanent exclusion policy.


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