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Preserving Public Housing


Keeping NYCHA’s 2,602 residential buildings and more than 178,800 apartments in good condition requires ongoing maintenance and often extensive capital improvements.  In addition to day-to-day maintenance, capital construction projects are essential to modernize and improve our developments and to ensure their viability for current and future generations of residents.

NYCHA’s 2,602 residential buildings are aging—many have provided safe, decent and affordable housing to New Yorkers for more than 30 years—several are over 70 years old.  In the past 19 years, NYCHA has invested more than $6.1 billion into preserving its housing stock.  Recent capital projects have enabled NYCHA to repair and replace building systems, interiors (kitchens and bathrooms) and building exteriors, including brickwork and roofs.

To learn more about NYCHA’s Capital Projects, please refer to the Construction Management/Build Program, explore some of our Current Major Capital Projects and review our Capital Budget.

NYCHA is also an important partner in Mayor Bloomberg’s New Marketplace Plan to expand New York City’s affordable housing supply. Through the use of innovative financing packages and strategic alliances with government and not-for-profit partners, NYCHA is making possible the continued construction of affordable housing. See how NYCHA is Expanding Affordable Housing.