Diaz calls out NYCHA for mistreatment of ailing senior
BY ROBERT WIRSING
Borough President Ruben
Diaz, Jr. held a press conference
on Thursday, April 11 to highlight
a specifi c case of tenant
neglect allegedly carried out by
Diaz discussed the case of
Beinvenido Martinez, a 72-year
old former resident of NYCHA’s
Union Avenue Consolidation
who was evicted late last year
from his apartment while he
recovered from an emergency
above-the-knee leg amputation
in Beth Abraham Center after
he didn’t pay over $800 in past
due rent while being hospitalized.
Adding insult to injury,
NYCHA allegedly disposed of
his belongings in the garbage,
rather than putting them in
storage as is required by law.
NYCHA also allegedly disposed
of his state identifi cation,
birth certifi cate, Social
Security and other diffi cult-toreplace
A Centers Health Care
spokesman confi rmed that Beth
Abraham Center and its social
workers attempted to return
Martinez to his apartment, but
Beth Abraham Center is allowing
Martinez to reside at its
facility while his housing situation
is rectifi ed.
Diaz has been working on
Martinez’s case for several
In March, the borough president
sent a letter to Kathryn
Garcia, interim NYCHA chairwoman
and CEO, regarding the
case, to which the agency has
not yet replied.
Diaz closed the press conference
by demanding that NYCHA
provide Martinez with a
new apartment and compensate
him for his lost possessions.
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