NYCHA resident says boiler issue causing safety and health concerns

The tenant's grandson says that the issue has led to constant leaks, mold and sleepless nights due to generator vibrations that can be felt in the apartment.

Elly Morillo and Adolfo Carrion

Apr 24, 2024, 9:34 PM

Updated 29 days ago

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A New York City Housing Authority resident at the Castle Hill Houses tells News 12 that recent boiler issues in the building are putting her and her family at risk.
Justicia Ronda says that every day in her apartment has felt like summer for the last few years, thanks to the extreme boiler room heat she says travels up directly into her second floor apartment.
Ronda’s grandson says that the issue has led to constant leaks, mold and sleepless nights due to generator vibrations that can be felt in the apartment.
"I just think throughout the years it is getting worse and worse,” said Ronda’s nephew. “I had to switch my bed recently towards-- to have my face by the AC, but I do use an AC all year round."
Ronda says she’s worried that the boiler room issues are causing structural damage to the building, and that her complaints have gone unheard.
News 12 took a closer look at the boiler room in question and found hot water flooded inside of the room.
News 12 reached out to NYCHA and received the following statement, in part:
“NYCHA has reached out and is working with the resident to troubleshoot and address her concerns and repairs. Though the Authority faces considerable repair needs across the portfolio as a result of decades of federal disinvestment, there are currently no structural concerns at 2225 Lacombe Ave.”


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