- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Several elected officials are demanding that New York City’s public housing authority be more accountable in the wake of a botched repair at one development.

Councilman Ritchie Torres on Thursday called the New York City Housing Authority “the least transparent institution” in city government.

Torres appeared at city council hearing probing the agency’s contracting process after a faulty roof repair caused widespread leaks in a Harlem development.

Comptroller Scott Stringer demanded that NYCHA (NY’-chuh) put its contracts on Checkbook NYC. That website offers details on contracts from every city agency and authority.

NYCHA Chairwoman Shola Olatoye (SHOW’-lah oh-LAH’-toh-yeh) said she would be willing to consider Checkbook. She also said the authority had begun posting a list of active contracts on its own website.



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