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Resident Associations

One of the easiest and most effective ways to get involved in your community is to join your local Resident Association. At NYCHA, there are three related residents groups, a development’s Resident Association, the Citywide Council of Presidents, and the Resident Advisory Board.

Resident Associations

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.

The Citywide Council of Presidents

Every president of a recognized Resident Association is a member of one of nine Citywide Council of Presidents (CCOP) districts in the city. Resident Association presidents of each district elect a Chair who represents that district on the CCOP. Members of the CCOP automatically become members on the Resident Advisory Board (RAB), which is described below.

CCOP works with senior NYCHA staff on the many issues affecting life in NYCHA developments, including issues at the local, state and federal government levels.

The Citywide Council of Presidents Executive Board officers were elected to serve an approximate three year term. This Board will serve from July 21, 2014 through December 2016, or until succeeding officers are elected.

The Board Members are

Chair: Reginald H. Bowman (Brooklyn East)
1st Vice President: Anne Cotton Morris (Queens)
2nd Vice President: Raymond Ballard (Brooklyn West)
Treasurer: Lilithe Lozano (Parkside)
Secretary: Geraldine Parker (Staten Island)
Member: Ethel Velez (Manhattan North)
Member: Rose Bergin (Manhattan South)
Member: John Johnson (Bronx South)
Member: Carolyn Walton (Brooklyn South)

CCOP Meetings

July 18, 2013

The Resident Advisory Board

The Resident Advisory Board (RAB) consists of public housing and Section 8 residents. Their primary function is to address various aspects of NYCHA’s Annual and Five-Year Agency Plans, which set forth NYCHA’s priorities and policies in 18 core areas and chart the course for NYCHA’s short-term and long-term future. RAB members express concerns, make recommendations and advise NYCHA management in the formulation of the Agency Plans. The RAB’s recommendations are considered as the plan is drafted and their recommendations regarding the final plan become a part of the submission when the plan is submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

RAB members are responsible for keeping residents in each development/district informed of the Plans’ development at both the draft and final stages. There are 80 plus members of the RAB, consisting of 45 elected Resident Association Presidents, 5 Section 8 representatives and 31 Alternates.

Select a District below for the District CCOP offices, District CCOP Executive Board, and Resident Association Presidents.

Manhattan North
Manhattan South
Bronx North
Bronx South
Brooklyn East
Brooklyn South
Brooklyn West
Staten Island