NEW YORK - New numbers show nearly 90 percent of the city's public housing units lost heat and hot water last winter.
According to the New York Post, records obtained by the Legal Aid Society show 259 of the city's 326 NYCHA developments lost heat and hot water between October 2018 and May of this year.
It happened most frequently at the Baruch Houses in Manhattan where heat or hot water went out 186 times.
The data shows that there were nearly 3,600 outages in total.
More than 2,300 of those incidents involved hot water; the rest involved heat.
NYCHA defended itself in a statement to the Post, saying the number of outages was down significantly compared to the same period a year before.
Under an agreement with the federal government, the agency has until 2024 to reduce outages to just 15 percent of apartments.