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Housing and Vacancy Survey


Table 13
Housing and Neighborhood Condition
New York City, 1993 and 1996

Housing Condition 1993 1996
Renter-occupied units in dilapidated buildings    
23,336 25,561
1.2% 1.3%
Renter-occupied units in buildings with no building defects 89.3% 88.6%
Renter-occupied units with 5 or more of 7 maintenance deficiencies(a) 5.9% 6.1%
Renter-occupied units with no maintenance deficiencies(a) 41.0% 42.1%
Renter-occupied units with heating breakdowns (4 or more times) 7.5% 8.2%
Renter-occupied units with no heating breakdowns 79.9% 80.4%
Neighborhood Condition    
Renter household opinion of good/excellent neighborhood quality 61.8% 63.9%
Renter household opinion of poor neighborhood quality 8.3% 7.5%
Renter households with any buildings with broken or boarded-up windows nearby 13.7% 11.4%

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1993 and 1996 New York City Housing and Vacancy Surveys.


(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.


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