NYCHA tenant in Melrose dealing with floor falling apart in home

According to the resident, NYCHA has told him and his grandmother that they’ll need to wait for a vendor to replace the tiles.

Noelle Lilley and Adolfo Carrion

May 8, 2024, 2:23 AM

Updated 17 days ago

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One longtime New York City Housing Authority resident has fond memories of living at the St. Mary’s Houses in Melrose as a child – but now those memories are being replaced with his current struggles.
Fausto Pinto says that his tile floors are falling apart, and that it’s already caused his 77-year-old grandmother who deals with dementia to trip and fall.
“It's just a hazard. We are always thinking, God forbid, what if she falls and cracks her head open,” said Pinto. “How would they like it if their grandparents lived in a house where they could fall and hurt themselves really bad?”
According to Pinto, NYCHA has told him and his grandmother that they’ll need to wait for a vendor to replace the tiles.
Pinto tells News 12 all he wants is a safe place for his family before something worse happens.
NYCHA tells News 12 that they sent a team on Tuesday afternoon to follow up on the repairs.


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