Beginning Wednesday, November 8, 2023, and ending Thursday, December 7, 2023, Nostrand Houses residents will have the opportunity to vote on the future of their development. Nostrand Houses residents have been sent an official Notice of Vote that officially starts the engagement period as set by the voting procedures.
We are hosting in-person and virtual town halls to provide information about the options that will appear on the ballot and how to vote. Staff will also be available to answer your questions. Interpretation services will be provided in the covered languages (Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish). Please continue to check this website, as meeting details may change and additional meetings may be added.
In-person town halls:
The following meetings will be held at Shell Bank Junior High School, 2424 Batchelder Street, Brooklyn, NY 11235:
Online town halls:
Thursday, August 3, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. (online)
Thursday, August 24, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. (online)
Register in advance here.
At the beginning of the voting period, each eligible voter will receive the following voting materials in the mail:
A paper ballot to vote by mail or in person;
An envelope with a mailing return address and prepaid postage that must be used if voting by mail; and
Information and credentials residents can use to securely vote online.
Voting by mail
Every eligible voter will be sent a ballot. Residents can vote by completing the ballot provided and using the return envelope to mail in the vote. The ballot return envelope must be postmarked no later than December 7, 2023, to be counted.
Eligible voters can vote online starting Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at 10 a.m. through Thursday, December 7, 2023, at 9 p.m. Online voting is available for the entirety of the voting period. The website address and credentials will be provided with the voting materials mailed to each eligible voter.
Voting in person
Eligible voters may vote in person at Nostrand Houses starting November 28, 2023, through December 7, 2023 (the final 10 days of voting).
Any person who meets the following criteria is eligible to vote:
Listed on the household composition of an apartment at Nostrand Houses; and
At least 18 years of age as of Thursday, December 7, 2023 (the final day of voting).
“Household composition” is defined as the head(s) of household and all other residents with permanent permission from NYCHA to reside at the development. Household composition will be determined based on your most recent Annual Recertification or Interim Recertification.
If your Annual Recertification is overdue or if your household composition has changed, please complete a recertification as soon as possible by visiting the Self-Service Portal at selfserve.nycha.info. All changes to household composition must be received by Monday, August 14, 2023.
You can also check the status of your eligibility to vote by logging into the Self-Service Portal and clicking on the newly added tile labeled “Voter Eligibility.” Your voter eligibility status will be displayed. If you are the head of household, the Self-Service Portal will also show all household members and their voter eligibility status.
If you need additional assistance to vote, such as a reasonable accommodation or language services, please email email@example.com by 10 a.m. on November 28, 2023.