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For Immediate Release
Contact : (212) 306-3322
Date: February 06, 2002

Forest Houses Slated For Major Renovation

Forest Houses in the Bronx will be getting new roofs and a facelift under a $2.1 million contract recently awarded by the Board of the New York City Housing Authority.

“NYCHA is committed to preserving our valuable housing stock by replacing and modernizing those portions of the infrastructure that have deteriorated over time,” said NYCHA Chairman Tino Hernandez. “This work will help to insure that Forest Houses continues as an affordable, safe and decent place for our residents to live for generations to come.”

The contract calls for replacing existing roofing in 15 buildings and related masonry repairs at bulkheads and parapet walls.

The contract was awarded to JNG Construction Ltd. and is expected to take about one year to complete once work starts.

Forest Houses, completed in 1956, has 1,349 apartments in 15 buildings in an area bounded by Tinton and Trinity Avenues and E. 163rd and E. 166th Streets.