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Housing and Vacancy Survey

 

Table 13
Housing and Neighborhood Condition
New York City, 1996 and 1999

Housing Condition

1996

1999

Renter-occupied units in dilapidated buildings    
  Number

25,561

19,006

  Percent

1.3%

1.0%

Renter-occupied units in buildings with no building defects

88.6%

89.1%

Renter-occupied units with 5 or more of 7 maintenance deficiencies(a)

6.1%

4.4%

Renter-occupied units with no maintenance deficiencies(a)

42.1%

45.5%

Renter-occupied units with heating breakdowns
(4 or more times)

8.2%

6.5%

Renter-occupied units with no heating breakdowns

80.4%

83.7%

Neighborhood Condition    
Renter household opinion of good/excellent neighborhood quality

63.9%

68.6%

Renter household opinion of poor neighborhood quality

7.5%

5.7%

Renter households with any buildings with broken or boarded-up windows on same street

11.4%

8.8%

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Sources: U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1996 and 1999 New York City Housing and Vacancy Surveys.

Note:

(a) Maintenance deficiencies include: 1) additional heating required in winter; 2) heating breakdown; 3) cracks or holes in interior walls, ceilings, or floors; 4) presence of rodents; 5) presence of broken plaster or peeling paint; 6) toilet breakdown; 7) water leakage into unit.

Table of Tables

Table 1 Table 8
Table 2 Table 9
Table 3 Table 10
Table 4 Table 11
Table 5 Table 12
Table 6 Table 13
Table 7 Table 14

 

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