Lawmakers demand new heat regulations following deadly Bronx fire

Lawmakers demand new heat regulations following deadly Bronx fire

Metro, The Bronx

1/18/2022 4:02:00 AM

Lawmakers demand new heat regulations following deadly Bronx fire

The new rule would require landlords to install temperature monitors in buildings where tenants receive housing vouchers to ensure that apartments are receiving the required amounts of heat.

“We have to ask ourselves what was the deeper cost. Why were tenants using fire heaters in the first place. And the answer has to do with the chronic lack of heat and hot water,” said Congressman Ritchie Torres (D-The Bronx). “Space heaters are often a cry for help and a cry for heat, often an act of desperation for decent and dignified housing.”

Mayor Eric Adams joined other lawmakers at the scene of the deadly Bronx fire.Lev Radin/Sipa USAUS Senator Kirsten Gillibrand spoke in support of new heat regulations in New York.Michael Brochstein/Sipa USACongressman Ritchie Torres (D-The Bronx) said space heaters “often are a cry for help.”

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