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NYCHA Tenants Protest Poor Living Conditions With Manhattan March

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Tenants in some New York City Housing Authority Manhattan Complexes took their frustrations to the streets this weekend.

Members of New York Communities for Change marched on Frederick Douglas Boulevard on Saturday to raise awareness about what they're calling poor living conditions in public housing.

Several NYCHA building tenants say they're suffering due to slow repairs, leaks, mold, lack of heat and infestation.

Tenants NY1 spoke with say they are fed up.

"Tenants rights have been tampered with and violated," one tenant said.

"I have people that live in my building whose ceilings are falling down. Their walls are broken, their pipes are leaking, elevators are breaking constantly everyday," said another tenant.

"They ignore your complaints," said a third. "No one should live like this."

New York City Housing Authority issued a statement saying in part that it continues to improve on responding to maintenance and repair work orders.

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