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Brooklyn boro president Adams calls for real-time tracking system for NYCHA

October 22, 2018 - 5:05 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams on Monday called on the New York City Housing Authority to begin the process of launching a real-time tracking system that would monitor building repairs across all of the agency's buildings.

Along with former New York City Police Department Chief Loius Anemone, Adams said such a system would allow NYCHA funding to be properly monitored and evaluated.

Adams told 1010 WINS' Elizabeth Sherwood that the purpose of such a system would be "to allow residents to not only file complaints, put in repairs orders, but also for the city to monitor where dollars are spent and how efficient we are at repairing NYCHA."

Adams also said that NYCHA should take a cue from CompStat, a combination of management, philosophy, and organizational management tools used by the NYPD.

"We use CompStat to fight crime and make our city safer," Adams told Sherwood. "We can CompStat to fight the years of neglect of NYCHA and make our residents safer in the process."

Adams added, "It's a combination of NYCHA repair backlog, rat infestation, and a failure really to monitor the agency in a real time effective manner that we believe a similar system that we use to monitor crime should be used moving NYCHA forward."