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Ask The Sperlin Family and Crown Heights Jewish Community Council Inc.

February 11, 2019

By J. David Goodman

 

“Where the hell is HUD and money?”

Stanley Brezenoff, a career public servant in New York City since the 1970s, was deeply frustrated.

On Jan. 31, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Ben Carson, the secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, struck a deal that subjected the New York City Housing Authority to federal oversight without any commitment of new federal funding.

“I think that it is not a good agreement for Nycha and for the city,” Mr. Brezenoff, the outgoing Nycha chairman, said in an interview.

Mr. Brezenoff, an ally of Mr. de Blasio who was hailed in April by the mayor as “one of the great public servants in the last generation,” said he believed the deal was unfair.

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