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Schumer, de Blasio Announce $100M to Replace Temporary Boilers in City Housing Buildings

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Sen. Charles Schumer and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday that $100 million in federal funding will be used to replace temporary boilers in New York City Housing Authority buildings damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

They said it's one of the largest federal allocations ever made to public housing.

The new boilers will serve 110 buildings in Coney Island, the Rockaways and the Lower East Side.

Since the storm, NYCHA has been spending $3 million per month for the temporary boilers.

"We've cut through the red tape, and we brought this situation now to a speedy end," Schumer said.

"Thanks to Sen. Schumer, we will have more repairs sooner. More people will be served better," de Blasio said. "A lot of the taxpayers' money will be saved because we'll be making serious solutions, not just band-aids."

To get the work done sooner, FEMA will accept NYCHA's estimates to replace the boilers and won't negotiate the costs.

FEMA will also reimburse NYCHA for the cost of the temporary boilers so far.

LIST OF BUILDINGS TO GET REPLACEMENTS FOR TEMPORARY BOILERS

Click here for a list of city housing authority buildings that will get replacements for temporary boilers as part of the $100 million federal funding agreement announced Sunday.

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