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SECTION 402-E
Disruption of vital services
Public Housing (PBG) CHAPTER 44-A, ARTICLE 13, TITLE 1
§ 402-e. Disruption of vital services. 1. In order to ensure
compliance and enforcement of the New York city housing authority's duty
to provide heat, water, electricity and elevator service, the New York
city housing authority shall publish information regarding reported
disruptions in such services, the length of such disruptions and the
steps taken to restore services. Starting on May first, two thousand
twenty, the New York city housing authority shall publish such
information on its website. For six months after the original
publication date, the New York city housing authority shall retain such
information on its website.

2. No later than April first, two thousand twenty, the New York city
housing authority shall meet with representatives of the housing part of
the New York city civil court, a representative of public housing
tenants from each borough in the city of New York, and a representative
of a legal services provider with experience representing public housing
tenants in the housing part of the New York city civil court, in order
to review and comment on the New York city housing authority's proposed
additions to its website as described in subdivision one of this
section.

3. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to limit or modify the
manner in which a tenant may report unscheduled interruption in services
to their particular unit when not associated with a broader building or
development unscheduled interruption of services, or to limit the
applicability of the warranty of habitability to New York city housing
authority apartments or to limit the authority of the New York city
council to legislate in the area of housing code violations or with
respect to the New York city department of housing preservation and
development.

4. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to limit or modify the
obligation of the department of housing preservation and development to
inspect and verify the existence of conditions of all kinds in the New
York city housing authority.