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Violence Victims Wait for Homes

Hundreds of domestic violence victims fleeing their abusers have been waiting for as long as a decade for access to emergency housing run by the New York City Housing Authority, according to NYCHA documents obtained by DNAinfo.

There are 489 people who have been deemed at risk from abusive partners currently on the list of applicants waiting to get NYCHA housing, the agency confirmed Tuesday. And some of the applicants on the list of those eligible for NYCHA’s “N1″ priority housing — reserved for domestic violence victims and intimidated witnesses — have been waiting for a unit since 2003, NYCHA documents show.

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