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NYCHA Leadership

Gregory Russ is Chair of the New York City Housing Authority. He was appointed Chair and Chief Executive Officer on August 12, 2019, and transitioned to the Chair role in September 2022 as part of NYCHA’s Transformation and Implementation Plan work to separate the roles of Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board of Directors. Greg is a seasoned housing professional with decades of management experience; he has helped to rebuild and strengthen public housing authorities across the country, including in Detroit, Philadelphia, and Chicago.

Lisa Bova-Hiatt is Interim Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Housing Authority, effective September 19, 2022. She has more than 25 years of experience in the public sector. She joined NYCHA in February 2020 as General Counsel, where she led the Authority's Law Department and was involved with all NYCHA executive matters including compliance with the HUD Agreement, NYCHA’s Transformation and Implementation Plans, as well as operations and administration.

The NYCHA Board appointed Victor Gonzalez as Vice Chair of the NYCHA Board of Directors, effective June 2021.

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NYCHA Board

The NYCHA Board is comprised of seven (7) members, to include three (3) resident members. 

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NYCHA Board Committees

Audit and Finance Committee

The Audit and Finance Committee is established for the primary purpose of assisting the Board by:

  • Fulling its oversight responsibilities for (a) the qualifications, independence and performance of NYCHA’s independent auditor, (b) the performance of NYCHA’s Internal Audit and Assessment Department, and (c) the conformance of NYCHA’s financial statements and financial reporting with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; and
  • Reviewing NYCHA’s audited financial statements and accompanying auditor reports, and voting on whether to recommend their approval by the Board.
  • Refer to Audit and Finance Committee Charter

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is established for the primary purpose of assisting the Board by:

  • Informing the Board on current best practices in corporate governance, with particular attention to the public sector and applicability to NYCHA; and
  • Providing recommendations to the Board on Board Member training and development, consistent with current best practices.
  • Refer to Governance Committee Charter

Operations, Compliance and Capital Committee

The Operations, Compliance and Capital Committee is established for the primary purpose of assisting the Board by:

  • Reviewing the ongoing operations and capital work of NYCHA;
  • Reviewing that operations of NYCHA are in compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements;
  • Reviewing periodic performance reports;
  • Provide advice and guidance to the Board regarding policy and strategy setting;
  • Providing recommendations to the Board for development strategies towards the creation, preservation and sustainability of the NYCHA portfolio; and
  • Providing recommendations to the Board for effective short and long term environmental and energy policy decisions.
  • Refer to Operations, Compliance and Capital Committee Charter

Resident and Community Affairs Committee

The Resident and Community Affairs Committee is established for the primary purpose of assisting the Board by:

Any person requiring a reasonable accommodation to participate in the NYCHA Board Committees, should contact the Office of the Corporate Secretary by phone at (212) 306-6088 or by e-mail at corporate.secretary@nycha.nyc.gov.




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