Building Trades Featured on "George to the Rescue."
For more information on why Anita's home needed repairs in the first place, check out these two reports by ABC News:
Part One: Investigation into NYC Affordable Housing:
NEW YORK (WABC) -- Eyewitness News knocked on the doors at five buildings all constructed under Bloomberg's $8-billion push to provide 165,000 units of new affordable housing by the end of his third term. In each one, Eyewitness News found the dreams of working families to live comfortably drowned out by leaks.
Part Two: Investigation into Affordable Homes Falling Apart:
NEW YORK (WABC) -- Eyewitness News investigates brand new homes that are turning into nightmares. 130,000 affordable housing units have been built in New York City in recent years, but some of them are already falling apart.It was dream come true in the summer of 2007 for working families lucky enough to win a lottery that allowed them to buy their first home under the Mayor's affordable housing program. Months after moving in, ceilings started leaking, front porch's started crumbling, stairs breaking.
Now watch the season premiere of NBC's "George to the Rescue" to see how Anita's house looks after the Building Trades lent a helping hand. VIDEO HERE.