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NY1 For You: Ceiling Leak Leaves NYCHA Tenant's Shower Unclean

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A leaky ceiling has one Queens housing resident living in unsanitary conditions. NY1's Susan Jhun filed the following NY1 for You report.

It's one shower Erika Badger refuses to take.

"We've used Hefty black bags and sealed up the holes with electrical tape to try to keep the water from draining into our shower area," Badger says.

Still, a serious leak from above has rotted out Badger's bathroom ceiling, leaving holes where dirty water pours down.

The New York City Housing Authority tenant says her bathroom has been like this since 2011, with occasional cosmetic repairs that don't last for long.

"They did plaster over the walls to make the walls look cleaner, but two years later, I'm still having the problem," she says. "Now, it's even a bigger problem."

It's one that Badger says NYCHA hasn't gotten to the root of.

"January 5 is when they are going to plaster up the hole that they left in the ceiling. I would have a hole for the duration of the next four months until the plaster appointment," she says.
"Why should I have to live with a hole in my ceiling with the threat of someone else's dirty water seeping into my apartment? It's not fair."

NY1 for You contacted NYCHA, and a spokeswoman said they are looking into the situation. NY1 for You will keep viewers updated.

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