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'Dire' Budget Shortfall at the New York City Housing Authority
"After years of shrinking government investment in public housing, the agency has a $77 million budget deficit this year and unfunded capital needs totaling $18 billion, its officials say," reports Mireya Navarro.
"Shola Olatoye, the housing authority’s chairwoman, said the huge shortfalls had pushed public housing into a 'pretty dire' phase, leaving the authority unable to meet many of its day-to-day obligations, like timely repairs, and most of its long-term capital needs."
Affordable housing advocates are falling short of a government action, "some use the term Marshall Plan," to rescue public housing in New York City.