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Funding allocated for lighting at Ravenswood Houses
NYCHA Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye joined NYC Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and residents of Ravenswood Houses to announce the full funding needed to install state-of-the-art lighting systems throughout the development.
Press Release from Council Member Van Bramer
Photos (Flickr)




Touring the Rockaways
NYCHA Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye toured developments in the Rockaways with NYC Council Member Donovan Richards on April 15, 2014. The developments included: Redfern, Beach 41st St, Ocean Bay, Ocean Side, Carlton Manor, and Hammel.
View photos from the tour (Flickr)




NYCHA General Manager testifies on "rightsizing"
On April 9, 2014, General Manager Cecil House testified before two New York City Council committees about NYCHA's policy on "rightsizing," a method to ensure that every family in public housing has an apartment with enough space.
Read the complete testimony




Randolph Houses Renovations Starting in April
March 31, 2014 —HUD Regional Administrator Leicht, NYCHA Chair Olatoye, HPD Commissioner Been, and HDC President Rodney joined Trinity Financial, WHGA, Enterprise and other partners to celebrate the start of redevelopment at Randolph Houses in Central Harlem. The public and private partnerships are financing public housing renovations for 36 historic tenement buildings located on West 114th Street between Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and Frederick Douglass Boulevards.
Read the press release
View photos from the celebration (Flickr)




Schumer, de Blasio Announce Massive Federal Investment of Over $100M to Replace Sandy-Destroyed Boilers for More Than 100 NYCHA Buildings -- Will Finally Provide Thousands With Robust Heat and Hot Water
On March 23, 2014, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a major step forward in Superstorm Sandy recovery for thousands of New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents currently living in buildings with temporary boiler systems.
Read the press release




NYCHA Celebrates Women's History Month
NYCHA celebrated Women's History Month with Chair & CEO Shola Olatoye and keynote speaker Holly M. Leicht, Regional Administrator for HUD Region 2 (NY/NJ).
Photos from the event (Flickr)




New Leadership at NYCHA
Chair & Chief Executive Officer Shola Olatoye began her first day on March 3, 2014 by touring Middletown Plaza development and senior center in the Bronx. Chair Olatoye will lead NYCHA’s efforts to improve residents’ quality of life and to help fulfill Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to create or preserve 200,000 affordable housing units over the next 10 years.
New York City Council Testimony: Committee on Public Housing - NYCHA’s Five-Year Operating And Capital Plans (03.21.14)
Visit the Chair's Corner




Weathering the Storm: Rebuilding a More Resilient NYCHA Post-Sandy
As an estimated $3.2 billion federal dollars comes into New York City for relief and resiliency efforts post-Sandy and NYCHA revamps its Hurricane Emergency Procedure, several community organizations across the City have come together to assess how NYCHA residents living in storm-affected zones are faring and discuss solutions for issues exposed by the storm. NYCHA commends the organizations that produced the report as many of the recommendations within are consistent with the internal post storm report and on-going efforts.
Read the Executive Summary




NYCHA continues to reduce number of open maintenance and repair work orders
As of March 1, 2014, the total number of open maintenance and repair work orders at NYCHA was 95,428. When NYCHA began its Maintenance & Repair Action Plan in January, 2013, there were 422,639 open work orders. This represents a reduction of more than 327,000 work orders.
See the Latest Maintenance & Repair Action Plan Results




Events Roundup
There are always interesting happenings at NYCHA. Here are some of the latest activities within the largest housing authority in the United States.
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