Most NYCHA developments have Resident Associations, which are also known as Tenant Associations, Resident Councils or Tenant Councils. These are democratic organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life in NYCHA developments and the surrounding neighborhoods. Resident Associations work with NYCHA management at every level, which gives residents a real voice in the operation of their developments.
Each Resident Association Executive Board, which is elected by Association members, typically consists of a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and sergeant-at-arms. The Resident Association Presidents comprise the membership of nine CCOP districts in the city.
NYCHA assists residents in developments that do not have an organized Resident Association by providing technical assistance to help them create a Resident Association.
To find out how you can join or create your Resident Association, contact your local Management Office.