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October 2014 is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
NYCHA has information and resources for victims of domestic violence, from current residents to applicants for public housing and Section 8. NYCHA also held its 13th Annual Domestic Violence Conference and Resource Fair on October 18 at Hostos Community College. Learn more:
NYCHA Domestic Violence Info and Resources
Press Release for City's First Ever Public Housing Domestic Violence Response 10-Member Team




51st Annual Garden and Greening Award Ceremony
NYCHA's Garden and Greening Program is one of the oldest urban gardening programs of its kind in the country. Learn more about the program and the annual award ceremony:
Info on the program and videos of the participants




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




Mayor Bill de Blasio names Richard D. Baron to the NYCHA Board
Baron is a distinguished national leader with a track record of transformative success in affordable housing development and management.
Read the press release
Read Baron's biography




NYCHA continues to reduce number of open maintenance and repair work orders
As of May 1, 2014, the total number of open maintenance and repair work orders at NYCHA was 80,948. When NYCHA began its Maintenance & Repair Action Plan in January 2013, there were 422,639 open work orders. This represents a reduction of nearly 342,000 work orders.
See the Latest Maintenance & Repair Action Plan Results




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)
Visit the Chair & CEO's Corner




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




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




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 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.
Read the Press Release
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
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'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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