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De Blasio meets with Ben Carson in DC to talk future of NYCHA


Added 12-06-18 10:18:02pm EST - “Mayor de Blasio met for an hour Thursday in Washington with federal housing chief Ben Carson to discuss the future of the city's scandal-rocked Housing Authority. The meeting comes a week before a ?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “De Blasio meets with Ben Carson in DC to talk future of NYCHA”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Mayor de Blasio met for an hour Thursday in Washington with federal housing chief Ben Carson to discuss the future of the city’s scandal-rocked Housing Authority.

The meeting comes a week before a key hearing in Manhattan federal court that could determine the future of the agency.

“De Blasio came to Washington to present his version of triaging NYCHA’s woes and presenting himself in person as a gesture of cooperation with HUD,” said one source.

The goal was to get City Hall and the feds on the same page with regards to an overhaul plan, after federal Judge William Pauley disapproved a previously proposed settlement. Pauley said that agreement — which would have put NYCHA under a federal monitor and injected an additional $2.2 billion for repairs — didn’t go far enough.

“This administration’s HUD can barely keep up with their day-to-day, let alone a new project that will have an intense microscope,” the source said.

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