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New York Housing Agency's Payments to City Are Under Scrutiny - NYTimes.com

The biggest landlord in New York City gets one of the biggest bills in New York City.

Every year, the city charges it about $200 million, for everything from water to trash pickup to police services. The bill for police protection is twofold: The landlord pays $18 million for basic police, fire and other municipal services, and an additional $65 million for specialized policing.

The landlord is not a wealthy private developer, but the New York City Housing Authority, the struggling agency that manages 343 public housing complexes that are home to 406,000 low-income and moderate-income residents.

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