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NYCHA-CUNY Resident Scholarship Winners
Shani Coleman, a resident of Gravesend Houses and senior at Baruch College, will be the first among her siblings to graduate from college. Ms. Coleman was one of the 11 NYCHA residents who also are CUNY students who won a $1,000 scholarship. The winners were honored at a reception on September 17.
Info on the scholarship and videos of the winners

Mayor de Blasio and Senator Schumer announce $108MM in FEMA funds for Coney Island Houses
NYCHA agreement with FEMA will fund repairs and improvements at Coney Island Houses. Similar agreements will be made for 15 other Sandy-affected developments.
Press Release
Watch Video of the Announcement

Mayor de Blasio Announces Expedited Removal of Sidewalk Sheds at NYCHA Developments
Mayor Bill de Blasio hosted a press conference at Lincoln Houses in Manhattan to highlight steps the administration is taking to make NYCHA developments safer through improvements to the physical environment.
Read Press Conference Transcript

New Yorkers encouraged to be prepared for hurricane season
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Commissioner, Joseph Esposi, encourage New Yorkers to take steps to ensure they are prepared, as the City heads into peak hurricane season.
Press Release

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

Friedrich donates 150 air conditioners to cool 38 Cornerstone programs at NYCHA sites
It just got a lot cooler for kids to hang out at NYCHA community centers. Friedrich Air Conditioning donated 150 air conditioners to 38 community centers around the city.
Press Release

$210.5MM invested in safety, security, quality of life
Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye joined Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Council at Wagner Houses to make the announcemnt on July 8, 2014.
Fact Sheet: Making NYC's Neighborhoods and Housing Developments Safer
Reactions to Mayor de Blasio's Plan





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.
Events Roundup




NYCHA's FY2015 Annual Plan
NYCHA held a series of meetings on its Annual Plan for FY2015. Live stream video from two of these meetings, as well as presentations and video from all meetings are available at:
NYCHA's Annual Plan




NYCHA Statement in Response to NYC Comptroller Audit on Section 3
NYCHA is proud of its job growth and retention initiatives that continue to support our residents and the NYC economy.
Read NYCHA's Response




Julián Castro confirmed as US HUD secretary
Statement from NYCHA Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye: The New York City Housing Authority is pleased to congratulate Secretary-designate Julián Castro on his new role heading the federal agency that provides vital support to public housing where more than half a million New Yorkers live. NYCHA has long had a positive, productive relationship with HUD and we know that with Castro's dynamic leadership that relationship will continue to thrive while together we focus on the important mission of preserving and developing affordable, safe public housing.
Politico: Julián Castro confirmed as secretary of Housing and Urban Development




Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye interviewed on NY1
Errol Louis interviewed Olatoye on the June 30, 2014 broadcast of NY1's "Inside City Hall."
Watch the interview on YouTube




NYC Budget Agreement for Fiscal Year 2015
Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye thanked Mayor de Blasio and New York City Council for recognizing the crucial need for support services, safety measures and security programs that serve public housing residents.
Read Olatoye's statement
Read the press release from Mayor de Blasio's office




Section 8 Tenants: Find an apartment more easily
Finding affordable housing in New York City can be difficult, which is why NYCHA is helping to make the search easier by partnering with GoSection8 to offer online listings of properties available to voucher holders seeking residential dwellings in the private market.
Visit a list of available apartment or browse listings




Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYCHA Chair & CEO Olatoye announce the start of CCTV installation at Boulevard Houses
June 11, 2014 — Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Comptroller Scott Stringer joined public housing residents in East New York, NYCHA Chair & CEO Shola Olatoye, and Council Member Inez Barron to announce the start of a long-overdue security camera installation at Boulevard Houses in East New York, Brooklyn, and five other developments around the city, in an effort by the administration to engage and be more responsive to the needs of public housing residents.
Press release from the Mayor's Office




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.
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Mayor de Blasio unveils affordable housing plan
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Housing New York: A Five-Borough, Ten-Year Plan, a $41 billion plan to build or preserve 200,000 affordable units.
Read the full plan
Plan summary (slides in PDF)
Press release from the Mayor's Office

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