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Chair & CEO Shola Olatoye attends Town Hall at Ingersoll Community Center
NYCHA Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye continued her efforts to reach out to residents on April 28, when she attended a town hall meeting held by City Council Member Laurie Cumbo at the Ingersoll Community Center in Brooklyn. Approximately 100 people came to the meeting to have the chance to speak directly with Chair Olatoye.
View photos from the Town Hall (Flickr)
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Section 8 owners can still sign up for direct deposit
Beginning May 1, 2014, NYCHA will make Housing Assistance Payments electronically via direct deposit and bank-issued debit cards. Paper checks will no longer be mailed. Instead, owners who are not enrolled in direct deposit will receive HAP payments via debit card.
Sign in to the Owner Extranet to sign up for direct deposit
More information about using debit cards




NYCHA testifies to NYC Council on Safety and Security
Executive Vice President of Operations Carlos G. Laboy-Diaz testified before New York City Council's committees on Public Housing, Juvenile Justice, and Public Safety. The testimony covers NYCHA's focus on safety and security and NYCHA's important relationships with its residents, NYPD, DA's office, community-based organizations, the City Council, and other stakeholders.
Read the testimony (PDF)




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)
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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 Removes Sidewalk Sheds at Faster Pace
On January 28, 2014, NYCHA announced a streamlined process for completing repairs and removing sidewalk sheds at dozens of developments. The before and after photos above were taken at Van Dyke Houses in Brooklyn.
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Sidewalk Shed Removal Status




New Self Service Portal Launched for Public Housing Applicants and Section 8 Voucher Holders
The Self-Service Portal has been enhanced to give public housing applicants the ability to view and immediately update their information on their current application, such as address, telephone numbers, reasons for applying and borough of preference. It also enables Section 8 voucher holders to access their basic tenancy information, including contract rent; annual recertification date; and the inspection date for their home.
Read the Press Release
Access the Self Service Portal




NYCHA Completes CCTV Installation at City-Council Funded Developments
On December 31 2013, The New York City Housing Authority announced it has achieved its promised goal of completed installation of City Council-funded closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras by the end of 2013. Since August 2012, NYCHA has used City Council funding to install 3,879 CCTV cameras in 500 buildings at 84 designated developments.
Read the press release




NYCHA 2012 Annual Report
The NYCHA Annual Report is a comprehensive account on the Authority's activities in 2012. In it you will find information about NYCHA and its Board, community investment, partnerships, and resident engagement.
Find out more about the report




Family Re-entry Pilot Program
Public housing authorities are being urged by all levels of government to adopt programs that enable some formerly incarcerated individuals to gain stability and reunite with family living in public housing. NYCHA now has a Family Re-entry Pilot Program to allow some formerly incarcerated people to reunite with their families living in NYCHA public housing.
Find out more about the Family Re-entry Pilot Program at NYCHA
Frequently Asked Questions
Read about the Family Re-entry Pilot Program in the New York Times




NYCHA Releases Reports Demonstrating Public Housing’s Significant Economic Impact
The first report demonstrates that NYCHA is an economic engine that sustains 30,000 jobs in New York City and State and contributes $6 billion annually through all of its spending activities to the local economies. The second report estimates that it would cost $17 billion to bring all of NYCHA’s public housing stock to a state of good repair, while tearing down and rebuilding all of public housing would escalate those costs to $66 billion.
Infographics, Press Release, and Reports




Mayor Bloomberg, City, State, Federal Housing Agencies Announce $732 Million Investment to Modernize and Preserve Public Housing
Proceeds from Bond Issuance Will Fund Critical Repairs to Improve Quality of Life for 32,000 Families in Public Housing; Repair Work Commencing on Kingsborough Houses.
Read the press release from the Mayor's Office




NYCHA's Efforts to Repair, Rebuild, and Recover from Superstorm Sandy
On November 20, 2013, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) General Manager Cecil House presented the Authority’s ongoing efforts to repair, rebuild for resiliency, and recover in the wake of Superstorm Sandy before the New York City Council Committee on Public Housing. In the year since Superstorm Sandy struck New York City, NYCHA has dedicated itself to ensuring that buildings and equipment are protected and staff are better prepared for emergencies. Additionally, NYCHA has engaged residents, and stakeholders in the private and nonprofit sectors, to collect feedback on how it can better prepare for and respond to future disasters. While NYCHA has made great strides in restoration and preparation efforts in the past year, there is still more work to be done in order to pursue a more sustainable future.
Read the complete testimony
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News Release: NYCHA Better Prepared for Future Weather-Related Emergencies


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