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NYCHA's "Green" Agenda

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is fully committed to providing safe, affordable housing for more than 400,000 residents in a cost efficient and environmentally conscious manner. To that effect, NYCHA aims to become a leader among landlords when it comes to advancing PlaNYC, the City's strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make New York City the world's first great sustainable city of the 21st century.

Below are examples of some of the strides that NYCHA is making towards creating a healthier environment.

Learn more about the origins of NYCHA's Green Agenda




Green Guide: The Power is in Your Hands
The user friendly Green Guide offers 40 “green tips” and provides residents with information on saving energy and the environment. The Green Guide was developed through the efforts of desigNYC, a group of designers and design advocates that aim to improve life in New York City by connecting nonprofits and community groups in need of design services with professional, pro bono design resources. One member of desigNYC, The Rooster Group, generously offered its creative services to develop and design the Green Guide.
Green Guide (in PDF)
Green Guide En Español (Spanish) (in PDF)


Department of Environmental Protection Completes Green Infrastructure Projects in Brooklyn That Will Improve Water Quality in Newtown Creek

Department of Environmental Protection Completes Green Infrastructure Projects in Brooklyn That Will Improve Water Quality in Newtown Creek
NYCHA joined the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to announce that the completed installation of green infrastructure in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. The infrastructure will prevent more than one million gallons of stormwater from reaching the combined sewer system each year.
Department of Environmental Protection Completes Green Infrastructure Projects in Brooklyn That Will Improve Water Quality in Newtown Creek


NYC Announces Winners of First Ever Innovative Nonprofit Awards

NYC Announces Winners of First Ever Innovative Nonprofit Awards
The winners of the first ever NYC Innovative Nonprofit Awards, which support pioneering local nonprofits that exhibit creative approaches and exemplary program implementation was awarded to Green City Force’s Clean Energy Corps (GCF) for First Place. GCF is a program that propels young NYCHA residents toward employment or college by combining a national service model with job training.
First Place Awarded to Clean Energy Corps, a Youth Job Training Program Bringing Green Initiatives to NYCHA Communities


Board Member Margarita López Interviewed on

Board Member Margarita López Interviewed on "Green Power Report"
On May 20, Board Member Margarita López was on the "Green Power Report" to discuss all the initiatives NYCHA has underway to become a leader in environmental sustainability.
Board Member Margarita López Interviewed on "Green Power Report"


NYCHA's "Green" Agenda Archive (2010-2012)
NYCHA's "Green" Agenda Archive (2007-2009)