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2015 Press

April 2015

Mayor de Blasio and HUD Secretary Castro Announce Nation's Largest Energy Savings Program for a Public Housing Authority

March 2015

Mayor de Blasio, Senator Schumer announce $3 billion in federal funds to repair and protect 33 Sandy-damaged NYCHA developments housing thousands — largest FEMA grant in history

Mayor de Blasio and NYCHA Chair & CEO Olatoye announce Michael Kelly as NYCHA's next General Manager

De Blasio Administration and City Council Announce 29 NYCHA Developments to get new Cameras and Security Upgrades by Year's End

Resignation of General Manager Cecil House

Message from Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye and GM Cecil House on Ms. Toni Jackson

NYCHA residents to get swifter capital repairs and access to union jobs and training through newly signed labor agreement with building trades union

January 2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio Names Derrick D. Cephas to NYCHA Board

2014 Press

December 2014

Mayor de Blasio, District Attorney Vance Announce $101 Million Investment in Infrastructure and Programming to Enhance Safety in NYCHA Developments

November 2014

Mayor de Blasio, Office to Combat Domestic Violence Commissioner Pierre-Louis and Housing Authority Chair Olatoye Mark First Day of Work for City's First Ever Public Housing Domestic Violence Response 10-Member Team

October 2014

NYCHA Statement on Testimony to the New York City Council Public Housing Committee

NYCHA, Red Cross Team Up to Prepare Residents for Disasters

August 2014

Mayor de Blasio, Commissioner Esposito Encourage New Yorkers to be Prepared for Peak Hurricane Season

Con Edison Team Up on Energy-Saving at Bronx Development

July 2014

Friedrich Donates 150 Air Conditioners to Cool 38 Cornerstone Programs at NYCHA Sites

NYCHA Statement in Response to NYC Comptroller Audit on Section 3

Clear On Data: More Transparent NYCHA Posts Metrics Online

June 2014

Statement on the NYC Budget Agreement for Fiscal Year 2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio names Richard D. Baron to NYCHA Board

Security initiatives, repair progress, fiscal challenges are focus of NYCHA budget testimony

April 2014

NYCHA Joins NYC Council Member Wills to Break Ground on New Basketball Court and Playground at Baisley Park Houses in Queens

March 2014

HUD Regional Administrator Leicht, NYCHA Chair Olatoye, HPD Commissioner Been, and HDC President Rodney Join Trinity Financial, WHGA, Enterprise and Partners to Celebrate the Start of Redevelopment at Randolph Houses in Central Harlem

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

February 2014

Arbor House, an affordable housing development at Forest Houses, wins three outstanding achievement awards

Mayor de Blasio Appoints Leadership at Major Housing Agencies, Promising to Take on New York City's Affordability Crisis

January 2014

NYCHA Succeeds in Reducing Work Order Backlog

NYCHA Removes Sidewalk Sheds at a More Rapid Pace

2013 Press

December 2013

NYCHA Completes CCTV Installation at City-Council Funded Developments

NYCHA is on Track to Complete CCTV Installation at City Council-Funded Developments by the End of the Year

NYCHA Reports on Submissions for Development on Public Housing Property

CMOM, NYCHA and Union Settlement Celebrate the Opening of the Early Childhood Literacy and Health Hubs

State Senator Daniel Squadron, NYCHA Announce Initiative to Close SNAP Gap

NYCHA Reduces Work Order Backlog to 48,000

HPD, HDC & NYCHA Join SKA Marin and Partners to Celebrate the Ribbon-Cutting for New Affordable Senior Housing in Brooklyn

November 2013

HPD, HDC, NYCHA, CPC Resources, L+M Development Partners, Lemle & Wolff, The New York Housing Partnership, and Partners Celebrate the Groundbreaking of Affordable Family Housing in the Bronx

NYCHA Announces Developer/Manager for Project-based Section 8 Properties

NYCHA Transitions All Section 8 Landlord Subsidy Payments to Direct Deposit

NYCHA Eliminates Almost 268,000 Repair Work Orders from Its Backlog

October 2013

NYCHA Prepares for Future Weather-Related Emergencies

NYCHA Releases Reports Demonstrating Public Housing’s Significant Economic Impact

NYCHA Eliminates Almost a Quarter of a Million Repair Work Orders from Its Backlog

September 2013

Mayor Bloomberg Appoints New Members to NYCHA Board

NYCHA Enhances Customer Service for Public Housing Applicants and Section 8 Voucher Holders

NYCHA Awards Student Residents Thousands of Dollars in Scholarships

Mayor Bloomberg, City, State, Federal Housing Agencies Announce $732 million Investment to Modernize and Preserve Public Housing (from Mayor's Office)

NYCHA, Player Kemba Walker, and Under Armour Unveil the Newly Refurbished Basketball Court at Sack Wern Houses

NYCHA Eliminates Over 233,000 Repair Work Orders from Its Backlog

August 2013

NYCHA Seeks Expressions of Interest in Development on Public Housing Property

For The First Time, NYC Parks’ “Learn To Swim” Program will be Offered to NYCHA Summer Campers in Manhattan and the Bronx

Women’s Initiative Program Successfully Graduates NYCHA Residents

NYCHA Eliminates Over 225,000 Repair Work Orders from Its Backlog 

July 2013

Police Athletic League Brings the Play Street Program to 10 NYCHA Developments This Summer 

NYCHA Eliminates Over 200,000 Repair Work Orders from Its Backlog

June 2013 

New York Knicks Player Carmelo Anthony and NYCHA Unveil the Newly Refurbished Basketball Court at Red Hook East Houses

Renowned Artist Thomas Hirschhorn and NYCHA Host a Preview of Gramsci Monument, a New Art Project at Forest Houses

New York City Council Member Rosie Mendez and NYCHA Announce CCTV Camera Installation Complete at Campos Plaza

NYCHA Launches First-Ever Large-Scale Urban Farm on NYCHA Property

Statement of Mayor Bloomberg On Passage of the City's Legislation to Reform New York City Housing Authority's Board (from Mayor's Office)

NYCHA Announces Substantial Budget Reductions As a Result of Sequestration

HPD, NYCHA, & HHC Announce New Initiative to Help Keep City’s Promise to Double Supportive Housing Production

Harlem Children’s Zone Opens K‐12 School & Community Center At the St. Nicholas Houses

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

NYCHA Eliminates Over 178,000 Repair Work Orders from Its Backlog 

May 2013

NYCHA Invests $4 Million in Capital Improvements and Repairs 

NYCHA Joins Partners to Celebrate Bronx Senior Development Groundbreaking 

NYCHA, Congresswoman Velázquez and Councilwoman González Announce Relocation Site for Red Hook Senior Citizens Program 

NYCHA Launches to Connect Residents to Critical Services 

NYCHA Joins Assemblyman Michael Cusick and Noted Trainer Teddy Atlas to Announce Opening of Boxing Gym for Youth at Berry Houses

Forest Houses Residents to Help Build New Art Monument 

NYCHA Eliminates Nearly 149,000 Repair Work Orders from Its Backlog 

April 2013

New York City Council Member Stephen Levin and NYCHA Announce CCTV Camera Installation Complete at Williams Plaza 

New York City Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito and NYCHA Announce CCTV Camera Installation Complete at Taft Houses 

New York City Council Member Margaret Chin and NYCHA Announce CCTV Camera Installation Complete at Smith Houses

NYCHA Launches New Self-Service Portal for Housing Applicants

NYCHA Eliminates Nearly 113,000 Repair Work Orders from Its Backlog 

March 2013

NYCHA Named Public Partner of the Year by Con Edison for Facilitating Energy-Saving Upgrades in its Buildings 

NYCHA Eliminates 73,000 Repair Work Orders from Its Backlog

February 2013

NYCHA, HPD, HDC, and DOE Join Harlem RBI, Jonathan Rose Companies, Dream Charter School, and NY Yankee Mark Teixeira to Break Ground on Mixed-Use Development in East Harlem 

January 2013

Mayor Bloomberg and NYCHA Chairman Rhea Announce Action Plan to Eliminate Backlog of Maintenance and Repair Requests in Public Housing 

NYCHA Invests $18 Million in Capital Improvements and Repairs

NYCHA, HPD Announce Developer for Prospect Plaza 

NYCHA Hires Hundreds of Workers for Post-Sandy Recovery Jobs with $7.1 Million Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor 

NYCHA Names CAMBA Housing Ventures and CAMBA, Inc. Developer for Brownsville Supportive Housing Site

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