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Key Figures

  • $1.9 billion successfully invested in capital improvements
  • 1,557 units of affordable housing generated, with 2,100 in development
  • Nearly 7,000 resident job placements
  • 93% reduction in maintenance and repair backlog
  • Federalization delivers $75 million annual subsidy, reducing deficit by one-third
  • Installed 5,000 CCTV cameras at nearly 600 buildings
  • Office of Public/Private Parnterships leveraged $50 million in funding
  • Averaged 980 overall resident job placements annually
  • Placed veterans in 1,700+ apartments through Section 8
  • Realized $34 million in annual savings through Plan NYCHA efforts

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Chairman Rhea and Mayor Bloomberg celebrated NYCHA's 75th anniversary
  • Mayor Bloomberg appoints Chairman Rhea on May 13
  • NYCHA secures $423 million Stimulus award to fund critical building improvements, benefitting 140,000 NYC families
  • Chairman Rhea creates Office of Resident Economic Empowerment and Sustainability (REES) for NYCHA residents
  • NYCHA and residents celebrate 75th anniversary at Gracie Mansion
  • Chairman Rhea creates Safety and Security Task Force with residents and NYPD


Federalization of 21 City/State NYCHA developments

Bronxdale Houses renamed after Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Resident Training Academy

  • NYCHA completes historic mixed-finance modernization to “Federalize” 21 City/State NYCHA developments, resulting in $400 million in upgrades and repairs benefitting 40,000 residents
  • Bronxdale Houses renamed after former NYCHA resident Justice Sonia Sotomayor
  • Chairman Rhea creates Office of Public/Private Partnerships to maximize funding and resident access to services
  • NYCHA jumpstarts development projects, including Randolph Houses (first-time mix of affordable and public housing); Harlem RBI (mixed-use project); and Prospect Plaza (resident-engaged re-vision effort)


Plan NYCHA Resident Engagement

Carter Houses Community Center Ribbon-Cutting

Johnson Houses Community Center Ribbon-Cutting

  • Completion and release of Plan NYCHA, a strategic roadmap outlining 10 imperatives to restore financial stability, ensure preservation of public housing, and enhance resident quality of life and economic outcomes
  • Completion of reinvigorated development projects, including the Gerard Carter and Johnson Houses Community Centers
  • Safety and Security Task Force releases plan for multi-layered security access system featuring updated CCTV camera technology at select developments


City Council Members tour Red Hook Houses one year after Hurricane Sandy

  • REES announces Zone Model approach and Jobs-Plus expansion with $24 million City investment, benefitting 4,400 residents with job placement access
  • Completion of Stimulus award obligations, meeting all HUD deadlines
  • Chairman Rhea addresses the Association for a Better New York, announcing Land Lease proposal to generate revenue for needed capital improvements in public housing developments
  • NYCHA restores critical services to 400+ buildings with 80,000 residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy


NYCHA and Mayor Bloomberg announce Action Plan to address repair backlog

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy at St. Nicholas Houses

NYCHA General Manager Cecil R. House discusses the Maintenance and Repair Action Plan

  • Opening of Harlem Children Zone’s K-12 Promise Academy at St. Nicholas Houses
  • NYCHA pursues Land Lease proposal at 8 developments to generate estimated $700 million in revenue for capital improvements
  • Harlem RBI groundbreaking of charter school, 88 affordable apartments, and
    non-profit offices
  • Completes Bond B issuance generating $500 million in revenue for capital improvements at 24 developments
  • Launches first urban farm at Red Hook Houses
  • Awarded Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant for Mott Haven in the South Bronx
  • Riverway Apartments ribbon-cutting delivers 114 supportive housing units

Annual Reports

Read more about our achievements each year in our Annual Reports for 2010 through 2012: