Senator Schumer and Assemblyman Anderson push for $80 billion investment in public housing infrastructure


Senator Chuck Schumer and Assemblyman Khaleel Anderson pushed for an $80 billion investment in infrastructure for public housing allocated from President Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion American Jobs Plan during a press conference outside Oceanside Apartments, a 14-building New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) development in Far Rockaway, on Friday, July 23.

Alongside local elected officials, community and NYCHA resident leaders, Schumer and Anderson stressed that the administration’s proposed $40 billion investment for public housing nationwide was insufficient given that NYCHA’s repair backlog and deferred investment alone is an estimated $40 billion.