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Resident Economic Empowerment and Sustainability


REES: New Economic Opportunity Model

NYCHA’s new outcome-driven resident economic opportunity platform – the Zone Model – is focused on service coordination, strategic partnerships, leveraging localized external resources and services and NYCHA resources to support residents in increasing their income and assets. To accomplish this, NYCHA is taking a multi-pronged approach that includes:
  • Collaborating with economic opportunity service providers around outcome-focused projects;
  • Providing additional capacity and technical assistance to economic opportunity service providers to better support NYCHA residents in reaching their goals;
  • Driving additional public and private investment into public housing neighborhoods to support outcomes for NYCHA residents including supporting the replication of proven economic opportunity models where resources don’t currently exist as well as testing new approaches; and
  • Building a learning community across New York City that develops expertise around supporting public housing residents to reach their economic goals. The learning community within and across NYCHA Zones will test, implement, iterate and replicate best practices in collaboration with residents and other stakeholders.
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