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July 1, 2010

Velázquez Praises Deal to Help Section 8 Families

Washington, DC Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) commented today on news that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR), the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and the Department of Housing Development and Preservation (HPD) have reached an agreement that will ensure thousands of New York City families are able to keep their housing.  The following is Velázquez’s statement:

“Working families depend on NYCHA’s programs. By keeping 2,500 New Yorkers in their homes, yesterday’s agreement ensures they can continue to rely on the authority’s assistance. I commend the agencies for collaborating to resolve this issue.”

Velázquez has been calling on state, city and federal agencies to resolve the issue.  In January, she led the New York delegation in writing a letter to Governor Paterson and Mayor Bloomberg, calling for swift resolution of the issue. 

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