Public housing units undergo $300M renovation

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Officials in Yonkers unveiled today the first look at a major overhaul of the city’s largest public housing complex.

The first phase of a massive renovation project at the Schlobohm Houses complex is complete.
The Schlobohm Houses complex, which has 411 units and eight buildings, is being completely renovated over the next year and a half. The project is part of a $300 million program to renovate 1,700 units of city housing by using private and public funding.

The complex has seen its share of problems over the years. Just last week, a resident called News 12 about what she says was mold in her apartment. The housing authority says it is working to fix the issue.

The head of the housing authority talked to News 12 about some of the renovations residents will see. “On the inside they’ll see new windows, new floors, new stoves, and refrigerators. We’re putting in new sink, tub, and shower in the bathroom,” says Yonkers Housing Authority  Executive Director Joseph Shuldiner.

Yonkers city leaders, including Mayor Mike Spano, are expected for a ceremony later today at the complex.

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