NYCHA is expanding its board from four members to seven, as part of a new law recently passed by the State Legislature. Three of the board members are now required to be residents of public housing. With the exception of the Chairperson, board members will serve in part-time positions and receive stipends for time dedicated to board activities. This new board structure will give residents a greater say in how NYCHA is managed. It will also help NYCHA save money and direct resources to essential maintenance and repairs.
With increased resident participation, we will confront the immediate challenges we face and work together to keep public housing strong for decades to come.
The City of New York is encouraging residents who have a strong interest in public service to apply to join the NYCHA board.
To apply, download an application or pick one up at Property Management offices, Borough Management offices, or NYCHA-sponsored Community or Senior Centers. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and residents of NYCHA in good standing. The deadline for applying is Friday, August 2, 2013.