By Greg B. Smith
The Housing Authority is asleep at the switch when it comes to evicting tenants who commit serious crimes on NYCHA grounds, a city Department of Investigation report released Tuesday charged.
The Housing Authority has the right to bounce tenants if they or their children are charged with committing drug and violent crimes either on or near NYCHA property.
But DOI found the agency's efforts to use evictions to keep developments safe are a joke.
"NYCHA continues to allow criminals including gang members, drug traffickers and violent offenders to reside in public housing,” the report states. "NYCHA often failed to take steps to remove criminal offenders from public housing and protect the overwhelming majority of law-abiding residents."
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Source: The New York Daily News (via The Empire Report)