Protesters call for more NYCHA funding at rally in Crown Heights
A rally was held in Crown Heights Sunday afternoon to demand that officials provide New York City Housing Authority with more funding for vulnerable communities.
City Council members and tenants joined the rally at the Kingsborough Houses and shared their stories growing up in NYCHA buildings. They say in order to ensure equality and to stop gun violence in the area, NYCHA needs to make public housing more livable.
The local leaders called for the city, state and federal governments to provide NYCHA with more funding so it can make essential repairs.
They say this will ensure that all residents have stable heat and hot water, cooling systems, playgrounds, and more, to not only get them though the cold winters and hot summers, but especially to get them through the pandemic.
Protesters say the buildings also need better technology to keep tenants safe and give those who live there equal opportunities.
Local leaders called on the community to make these changes happen by voting in the upcoming election, or even by running for local office themselves.
News 12 reached out to NYCHA and city, state and federal offices for comment and is waiting to hear back.