Assemblyman Marcos Crespo and Senator Ruben Diaz worked to secure $3 Million in funding for New York City Housing Authority Improvements
Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo, Chair of the Assembly Puerto Rican Hispanic Task Force and member of the Speaker’s Anti-Poverty Working Group has announced that thanks to funding he helped secure through the 2016-17 State Budget, residents of housing developments in the Bronx will be receiving new appliances. The upgrade to new appliances comes a few weeks before Christmas, Hanukkah and end of year celebrations.
According to Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo: “I am proud to be able to deliver critical funding for the developments in my district including providing over $500,000 for new appliances for the residents of Stebbins and Bronx River housing developments.”
In addition, Assemblyman Crespo said: “This is part of my ongoing work to improve our communities and quality of life for all its residents. Safe, decent and affordable housing is the bedrock to achieving such goals.”
“These investments in Stebbins-Hewitt and Bronx River Houses will improve quality of life for hundreds of residents,” said NYCHA General Manager Michael Kelly. “Brand-new appliances, like stoves and refrigerators, will improve residents’ kitchens and cooking experiences for the long term. We thank the Assembly Member for his commitment to strengthening these communities with these in-home upgrades.”
Norma Saunders, President of the Bronx River Houses Tenant Association made the following remarks: "
They say that when you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect towards others. This quote is exactly who Assemblyman Marcos Crespo and Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr. represents They are providing new appliances for our seniors in both senior buildings at Bronx River Houses. This is much needed and much appreciated by the seniors and the Resident Association."
Ray Serrano President for the Resident Association of Stebbins Hewitt said: "It was definitely a pleasant surprise to our residents from Stebbins Hewitt Houses to receive new stoves and refrigerators this week. As resident leader I appreciate the fact that NYCHA with the help of Marcos Crespo recognize that the stoves and refrigerators we previously had in our apartments or substandard. One of our residents stated "the stove I had previously had two burners that did not light and I was constantly worried if there was a gas leak. Now I do not have to worry about that. I guess I could call it an early Christmas gift. Thanks NYCHA for stepping up!”
Under the Leadership of Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie, the Assembly Majority fought hard to secure much needed capital funding for the public housing developments owned and operated by New York City House Authority (NYCHA).
While the residents of Stebbins – Hewitt are already in the process of receiving the delivery of new appliances, On Friday, December 9th at 3:30PM, Assemblyman Crespo, and NYCHA staff met with the residents of 1350 Manor Avenue of the Bronx River Houses Senior Buildings to announce their delivery schedule.
Above and Below - Assemblyman Marcos Crespo went to the residents with NYCHA officials to personally let the residents know that they were to receive a new stove and refrigerator providing the appliances had not been already replaced in the past five years. The residents thanked Assemblyman Crespo for his help, while informing him of other problems at the houses that the assemblyman and his staff will look into.