NYCHA slashes close to 149,000 open work orders

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According to a new report, the New York City Housing Authority has come up with a creative way to catch up on a backlog of repair requests post Sandy – just cancel them.

The number of work orders was reduced from 423,000 to less than 274,000.

58,000 work orders were canceled in January alone — right around the time Mayor Bloomberg made the ambitious pledge to make good on 420 thousand back repair requests by 2014.

In a statement released Tuesday, NYCHA claims the dramatic reduction of open work orders is a result of an action plan to improve the efficiency in responding to maintenance and repair work orders.

NYCHA expects to eliminate the black log of work orders by the end of 2013.

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