Housing Authority Agrees to Closer Tabs

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The New York City Housing Authority signed an agreement with the City Council Wednesday to provide quarterly updates about how it spends taxpayer money. According to the Daily News, the agreement, acquired by The Local, requires N.Y.C.H.A. to issue regular reports about projects that use council funding, starting no later than Jan. 15. State Senator Daniel Squadron, who last week helped issue a report decrying a lack of safety in the Housing Authority’s East Village and Lower East Side buildings, told The Local the move was a “good step forward,” adding, “I hope N.Y.C.H.A. will also make real-time data on the installation of security cameras available to the public on its website.”