NEW YORK - The city's troubled public housing agency is facing more legal action.

The Legal Aid Society hit NYCHA with a lawsuit Thursday, demanding rent rebates for residents.

The lawsuit alleges that NYCHA residents went without heat or hot water for long periods starting last year and for part of this year, including over the winter.

They want the city to offer rebates to those that suffered through the outages.

A NYCHA spokeswoman responded to the lawsuit, saying, "Every dollar spent on a rent abatement would be one less dollar for staff and repairs that we need to restore and maintain heat service. That is ultimately what our residents need."