Jobs at NYCHA

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), the largest public housing authority in North America, was created in 1935 to provide decent, affordable housing for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers. NYCHA is home to 1 in 17 New Yorkers, providing affordable housing to 528,105 authorized residents through public housing and Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT) programs as well as Section 8 housing. NYCHA has 177,569 apartments in 2,411 buildings across 335 conventional public housing and PACT developments. In addition, NYCHA connects residents to critical programs and services from external and internal partners, with a focus on economic opportunity, youth, seniors, and social services. With a housing stock that spans all five boroughs, NYCHA is a city within a city.

NYCHA is continuously recruiting for qualified individuals to join us in fulfilling our mission of providing safe, affordable housing and facilitating access to social and community services for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers. From bricklayers to gardeners, lawyers to social workers, managers, and skilled tradespersons of every description, NYCHA reflects a broad range of career opportunities. NYCHA is continuously recruiting for, but not limited to, the following positions:

  • Exterminators
  • Heating Plant Technicians
  • City Pest Control Aides
  • Maintenance Workers
  • Plasterers

To apply for job opportunities at NYCHA, please use the following link:

Applying for job openings through NYC Careers allows convenient, 24-hour access to job openings, as well as the ability to upload your resume and cover letter, and receive an immediate acknowledgement of your application submission. 

What are the benefits of working for NYCHA?

Through collective bargaining agreements, the City of New York and Municipal Unions have cooperated in choosing health plans and designing the benefits for the City's employees. Subject to the terms, conditions and limitations of applicable contracts and laws, NYCHA offers the following:

NYCHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

NYCHA is committed to maintaining a work environment free of unlawful harassment and retaliation. NYCHA does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender (includes sexual harassment, pregnancy, and gender identity), alienage or citizenship status, age, marital status, familial status, partnership status, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, sex offenses or stalking; unemployment status, caregiver status, prior salary history, or consumer credit history. 

Reasonable Accommodations

The NYCHA Employee Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator can provide assistance to qualified job applicants and employees with disabilities who seek a reasonable accommodation by calling (212) 306-3996. 

Complaint of Discrimination

Job applicants and employees can report or file a complaint of discrimination, sexual harassment, or retaliation by calling NYCHA’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) at (212) 306-4468 or emailing 

Notice to Employees About NYCHA's Equal Employment Opportunity Complaint Process