2008-06-13 / Community

Thompson Questions Operations At Dayton Beach Park

New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson is calling on the New York City Department of Housing and Preservation and Development (HPD) to look into alleged mismanagement at a Dayton Beach Park Apartments in Rockaway Beach.

In a letter addressed to HPD Commissioner Shaun Donovan, Thompson wrote "My office has received numerous inquiries regarding the failure of Phipps Housing Services - and to address the building's substantial debts. Indeed, it is my understanding that the housing complex owes more than $1 million in water charges alone."

"Shareholders have indicated that both the managing agent and HPD failed to recognize these issues and as a result, residents now face potentially dire consequences," said Thompson, who asked that HPD address the allegations and inform the Comptroller's Office of the results of its review.

"Giving the great need to preserve affordable housing in our city, allegations of impropriety and mismanagement such as those at Dayton Beach Park are troubling and need to be taken seriously," said Thompson.

Thompson's letter can be viewed at www.comptroller.nyc.gov.

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