NYCHA Cuts Would 'Inflict Extraordinary Pain’ on the Poor

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Eddie Span, his son and niece a few days after Sandy. Span said NYCHA hadn't done anything to help residents of the Hammel Houses.

Ritchie Torres, New York City Council Member (15th District — Bedford Park, Fordham, Belmont, Mount Hope, Bathgate, East Tremont, West Farms, Van Nest, Allerton, Olinville) and chair of the Council’s Committee on Public Housing, talks about how the funding cuts in President Trump's budget would negatively affect New York City's public housing.

"Cities like New York are deeply dependent on federal funding and if we lose those funds it’s going to inflict extraordinary pain on the poorest New Yorkers," said Torres.