During a Sept. 4 hearing, it was revealed that the Housing Authority had 44,000 elevator outages last year and has 193 repair personnel. There are just 40 licensed mechanics, and 10 certified Inspectors on the agency’s payroll.

And so who can be surprised about situations like the one highlighted on NY1 in which a disabled woman and her blind daughter have been virtual prisoners in their apartment in the Throggs-Neck Houses for more than three months because the building lacks a functioning elevator?

When does the necessary hiring start? 


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