Division of Housing and Community Renewal

Selected Management Practices at Rochdale Village (Follow-Up Review)

Many of New York's publicly financed housing developments are owned by private housing companies, such as Rochdale Village, Inc., which owns 5,860 cooperative apartments in Queens. In our prior audit report 98-S-2, we noted that a number of improvements were needed in Rochdale’s management practices. For example, we determined that apartments remained vacant for an average of 128 days between tenants, and contrary to State regulations, tenants were not selected in the order in which they applied for apartments. We recommended that Rochdale operations be more closely overseen by the Division of Housing and Community Renewal. In our follow-up review, we found that most of our prior audit recommendations had been implemented.

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