Family: Housing authority ignored plea for help with leaky ceiling

<p>A Yonkers family says they've been living in sickening conditions for years, and that their cries for help were ignored by The Municipal&nbsp;Housing Authority&nbsp;for the City of&nbsp;Yonkers.</p>

News 12 Staff

Oct 6, 2018, 12:35 AM

Updated 2,081 days ago

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A Yonkers family says they've been living in sickening conditions for years, and that their cries for help were ignored by The Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers.
The Sanchez family says they've had a leak that's left mold on the ceiling and holes in the wall. They say they're worried for their children.
"We're really scared of the wall falling down," says Jennifer Sanchez.
One of the holes in the wall has been getting bigger for the past two years.
The Sanchez family says they've asked the housing authority for help, and so far they haven't received any until now.
An employee from the housing authority delivered a letter to the family, which offered them a chance to relocate to a different apartment within the complex on Schroeder Street. The housing authority says they've offered the Sanchez family relocation before, but the family says that isn't true.
News 12 has asked the housing authority for documented proof that they offered to help the family, but none has yet been provided.
A spokesperson for the housing authority tells News 12 they're making significant upgrades to the apartment complex but did not offer any specific details on the Sanchez family's apartment.


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