Mayor de Blasio and NYCHA Chair & CEO Olatoye announce Michael Kelly as NYCHA's next General Manager March 25, 2015 — Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Housing Authority Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye announced the appointment of Michael P. Kelly as the Authority’s next General Manager. Read the press release Infographic on CCTV installation
Mayor and City Council announce 29 developments to get new cameras and security upgrades by EOY March 24, 2015 — Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and New York City Housing Authority Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye announced today that 29 NYCHA developments will receive cameras and other security enhancements by the end of 2015. This is on top of the 49 2014-funded CCTV projects the Authority installed as scheduled at the end of last year thanks to the support and collaboration of City Council, city partners and the administration. Read the press release Infographic on CCTV installation
NYCHA Food Business Pathways
The Food Business Pathways progam—exclusively for NYCHA residents—provides free customized training and resources to launch and grow your food business. The program will prepare participants to enter New York City’s kitchen incubators and to succeed in growing businesses in the city’s food industry. Learn more
March 7, 2015 — Today is a very sad day at NYCHA, as we mourn the loss of one of our very own. Ms. Toni Jackson, a Caretaker assigned to Coney Island Houses, was fatally injured while carrying out janitorial duties. Read more.
Swifter capital repairs on the way thanks to newly signed labor agreement with building trades union NYCHA announces an agreement with the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, as well as its affiliated unions, that will benefit public housing residents. Read the press release
Free Tax Preparation for NYCHA Residents NYCHA’s Office of Resident Economic Empowerment and Sustainability (REES) has partnered with Food Bank For NYC to offer FREE tax prep services to NYCHA residents earning $53,000 per year or less through the Virtual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Services last from January 25-April 11. See the schedule.
Welcome to the NYCHA Journal You'll notice changes, not just in The Journal’s design, but also in the kinds of stories we publish. These changes reflect our new mission to inform, inspire and engage. Download here: English | Spanish
Track Open Apartment Repairs With NYCHA Alerts Public housing residents can now track open apartment repair tickets online with NYCHA Alerts. The service still sends residents updates on building service outages and restoration. Residents can also use the service to notify NYCHA of any special needs in case of an emergency. Sign up for NYCHA Alerts Flyer (English, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese)
NYCHA’s 48th Annual Black History Month Celebration On Thursday, February 19, NYCHA hosted its 48th annual Black History Month Celebration in the Ceremonial Room at 90 Church Street. Read more
NYCHA is Prepared for Extreme Cold Temperatures We have extra staff on hand to monitor and maintain all mobile boilers throughout our developments. Roving teams of NYCHA heat and hot water specialists are on patrol in all five boroughs to address emergencies 24/7. Residents can call 718-707-7771 to generate a work order for heat and hot water issues. More cold weather tips
Safety and Lighting at NYCHA NYCHA Chair & CEO Shola Olatoye testified to the New York City Council's Committee on Public Housing about lighting and safety at NYCHA. Learn more on NYCHA Now!
New York City Council Testimony February 10, 2015 — NYCHA Chair & CEO Shola Olatoye gives a statement on NYCHA's Public Private Partnership to Preserve and Protect Project-Based Section 8 Housing. Read the testimony
NYCHA Metrics As the New York City Housing Authority moves forward with a commitment to greater transparency, NYCHA has launched NYCHA Metrics on its public-facing website found here. NYCHA Metrics Infographic Press Release