Tenant Associations can now use a commercial credit card to access tenant participation funds.
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NYCHA is committed to ensuring residents live in safe, clean and connected communities. Active resident participation in development events and NYCHA initiatives within their communities is essential to building a positive living environment.
Funding for tenant participation is provided by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to NYCHA. This funding is intended to support specific resident engagement and self-sufficiency activities. The funds may be used at the citywide, district or local levels, in collaboration with residents and NYCHA. Some approved activities include skills training programs, Family Days, procurement of office supplies for Resident Association needs.
In 2015, NYCHA began to transform the process for the disbursement of funds to Resident Associations to enhance transparency, participation and resident empowerment. Through this new process, Resident Associations have access to a commercial credit card, planning tools, and updated guidelines and materials, enabling them to more easily utilizing these funds for the benefit of NYCHA residents and communities.
Resident Associations can find a listing of City certified M/WBE firm through the Department of Small Business Services online search portal. Please click here to search for vendors that may meet your needs. You can also visit NYCHA’s Section 3 business registry to search for relevant firms.