Majority Leader Van Bramer Announces Completion of $87 Million Roof Replacement at Queensbridge
Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and Shola Olatoye, Chair of New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) today announced that the comprehensive roof replacement work at Queensbridge Houses has been completed, six months ahead of schedule. This $87 million investment brings major capital upgrades to the 7,000 residents of Queensbridge, the nation’s largest public housing development.
All 26 residential buildings at Queensbridge now have new roofs, which will prevent leaks and moisture from entering the buildings. This will help reduce mold in the 3,000 apartment units, improving residents health and quality of life.
“I’m thrilled that this $87 million city investment in our community has been completed,” said City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer. “Queensbridge residents deserve to live in high-quality, modern buildings. These new roofs and facades will prevent leaks and mold and strengthen and preserve the nation’s largest public housing development for years to come.”
NYCHA Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye said, “As we work to preserve public housing for this generation and the next, we’re strengthening our buildings with top-to-bottom upgrades—literally. Thanks to Mayor de Blasio’s unprecedented investment in comprehensive roof replacement and façade repairs across NYCHA, Queensbridge residents will see a healthier, cleaner community, with fewer leaks and improved quality of life.”