NYCHA residents struggling with utility outages could pay less rent with Astoria lawmaker’s bill that passed Senate

The State Senate has passed a bill that would alleviate rent costs for New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) tenants who experience long-term water, gas, electric and heat outages. 

The NYCHA Utility Accountability Act was introduced by Senator Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris following a gas outage in Astoria Houses last year, which took nearly three months to restore.

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