Residents of NYCHA’s Lexington Houses Receive New Stoves and FridgesSubmitted by admin on Tue, 10/27/2015 - 12:00am
The stoves and fridges were funded with $430,000 through Council Member Kallos’ Participatory Budgeting Process
New York, NY – Council Member Kallos, joined by NYCHA Procurement Assistant Wendy Kendall and the Lexington Houses Tenant Association President Christina Johnson, celebrated the installation of new stoves and fridges for NYCHA residents on Tuesday morning.
The new stoves and fridges were funded through Council Member Kallos’ Participatory Budgeting (PB) process. PB allows residents of Council District 5 to vote on how $1 million is spent in capital improvements on the Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island. Out of approximately 550 people who voted in PB, 129 people voted for the improvements at Lexington Houses.
“We are finally investing in NYCHA and the 858 people who call Lexington Houses home will receive new stoves to replace ones which are broken and outdated," said Council Member Ben Kallos. "I am pleased to have used my office’s funds to work with the residents and tenant leaders of Lexington Houses to make today happen. Thank you to NYCHA for implementing capital improvements so quickly after the money is allocated”
"It is great to see that we are taking the steps needed to ensure that Lexington Houses is safe and comfortable for residents." said Lexington Houses Tenant Association President Christina Johnson. "I want to thank everyone who helped us receive the new stoves and fridges, including Council Member Kallos who has stood by us and allowed us to see these improvements to fruition."
The $430,000 of new stoves and fridges will be installed in a total of 448 apartments in the coming weeks.