Tenants of a government-run apartment building in
Long Beach claim they have lived under unsafe conditions since Hurricane
The Long Beach Senior Housing Building, at 415
National Blvd., was flooded during the storm, damaging an elevator and front
door, and the Housing Authority that runs the building has failed to make
repairs, residents of the building said at a meeting of the Long Island Regional
Planning Council, held at Long Beach
City Hall on Thursday.
The building is left with one elevator, which
has residents concerned about evacuation in a fire strikes, and the
electronic security system is compromised, which has allowed people to come in
off the street and roam the halls, they said.
Backed by a Hempstead-based activist group, New
York Communities for Change, the residents attended the meeting looking to call
attention to their plight and get the problems corrected. “Nothing has changed and it seems
to be getting worse,” one resident told the council. “I just wish we could get
some attention towards us.”
Nassau County Legislator Denise
Ford, a Long Beach resident who spoke at Thursday’s meeting, said that she
would call the officials who oversee the apartment building about their
complaints, and encouraged the residents to keep in touch with her. She noted that her office also plans to look into issues at all the
high-rise buildings throughout the city.