Transparency & Reports

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Transparency Review

NYCHA is committed to transparency and accountability. Data about our performance, contracts and spending helps the public better understand our work and commitment to changing the way NYCHA does business. Review our progress through a variety of disclosures, metrics and reports.

NYCHA Fact Sheet and Resident Data Summary

NYCHA Metrics

NYCHA is committed to a new level of transparency, public participation, and collaboration with our stakeholders. You can use our data to take a look at the Authority's performance. This information will be updated monthly.

Physical Needs Assessment

NYCHA undertakes a physical needs assessment (PNA) exercise approximately every five years to estimate the magnitude of capital investments required across the Authority's properties to bring them to a good state of repair and ensure their long-term viability. The results of the PNA inform capital investment planning and prioritization across NYCHA’s property modernization programs. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the 2023 PNA, as well as the 2023 PNA Technical Report and Data File, are linked below.

2023 Physical Needs Assessment (PNA) FAQ

2023 Physical Needs Assessment (PNA) Technical Report

2023 Physical Needs Assessment (PNA) Data File



Open Data Portal

NYCHA maintains data sets available for the public to view and download on the City’s Open Data portal.

NYCHA’s Monitoring Agreement

In January 2019, NYCHA entered into an Agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development focused on implementing significant health and safety-related enhancements at the Authority that will address lead-based paint and mold, improve the response time for heat and elevator outages, and reduce the pest population. NYCHA is working with a Monitor appointed under the Agreement as it makes these improvements. As part of the Agreement, the City will invest a minimum of an additional $2.2 billion in the Authority.

NYCHA Monitor

NYCHA Monitor Approved Action Plans

Bi-annual Compliance Reports

Required by the January 31, 2019 Agreement, Bi-Annual reports describe NYCHA’s compliance to federal regulations pertaining to lead abatement and lead safe work practices. They are accompanied by Environmental Health and Safety Reports that summarize findings and observations of field monitoring efforts.

Lead-Based Paint Compliance

The 10 Principles of the Lead Action Plan

NYCHA has developed an initial Lead Action Plan to document steps that have been taken and will continue to be taken to comply with obligations of the Agreement. As part of the implementation of the Lead Action Plan, NYCHA will ensure the following 10 principles are acknowledged, adopted and reinforced by all NYCHA supervisor in order to adhere to legal requirements related to lead-based paint.

Semi-Annual Micropurchase Reports

On February 6, 2024, the Department of Investigation (“DOI”) published a set of 14 recommendations to the New York City Housing Authority (“NYCHA”) in connection with bribery and extortion charges related to NYCHA’s micro-purchase program for services at properties. While implementation of recommendations 1 and 2 is pending, NYCHA agreed to recommendation 13, which required the Quality Assurance and Compliance Departments to conduct semiannual audits of micro-purchase data (including but not limited to the total number of micro-purchase transactions, average micro-purchase cost, frequency with which specific vendors perform work, recordkeeping, and compliance with the recommendations set out above) and post the findings publicly on the NYCHA website.

Service Outages (Electrical, Elevator, Gas, Heat and Hot Water, Water)

As part of NYCHA's commitment to increasing transparency and improving communications with our residents, the agency provides daily updates online regarding elevator, gas, heat or hot water issues at developments. This is an important way of providing real-time, critical information to our stakeholders in a simple, easy to use format.

Riis Excavation Steam Line Replacement Project

In May 2024, NYCHA commenced work at Riis Houses to excavate and replace subsurface steam distribution plumbing between Buildings 3 and 4 due to an ongoing leak. This project is within the boundaries of the Interim Site Management Plan at Riis Houses, an area administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). DEC has approved NYCHA’s Excavation Work Plan. The proposed trench dimensions are approximately 210 feet in length, 4 feet in width and 4-6 feet in depth. NYCHA’s contractors are required to adhere to certain soil management practices, including screening soil and tarping stockpiles at the end of daily activities. As an added precautionary measure and to remain compliant with this requirement, NYCHA has directed the excavation contractor to remove all soil resulting from excavation daily by placing it directly into a dump truck and carting it away for proper disposal. As such, the contractor is not creating stockpiles of contaminated soil on the premises at the end of each day. The soil is being removed from the site as it is excavated from the ground. In addition, NYCHA is requiring a Community Air Monitoring Plan to monitor for volatile organic compounds (VOC) and dust at locations upwind and downwind. To be fully transparent, NYCHA is providing the results of this air monitoring to the public each week below:

Water Testing at NYCHA Developments

NYCHA has hired a vendor, LiRo Group, to retest water at developments where there are active copper silver ionization (CSI) systems that are used to control the risk of Legionella bacteria growth. The new tests are further evaluating the copper and silver levels after a previous vendor, LiquiTech, used a laboratory that was not certified in the New York State Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program for much of its prior testing. The purpose of this testing was to evaluate whether copper and silver levels were consistent with LiquiTech’s results. While the LiRo Group’s results for silver and copper appear generally consistent with past results and indicate certain levels above the numeric drinking water standards for silver and copper. The City Health Department has advised that they do not expect health impacts to residents. NYCHA residents can continue to cook, drink and bathe with tap water.

Full results available here.

Water Testing at Riis Houses

While no arsenic was ever present in the drinking water for Riis Houses, NYCHA is conducting twice monthly testing of roof tanks, points of entry, and a representative sample of apartments for arsenic and bacteriological parameters using a New York ELAP-certified laboratory. This testing is being done to restore resident confidence in their drinking water. The results will be posted on this webpage following the sampling events.

NYC Public Housing Preservation Trust

The NYC Public Housing Preservation Trust will be a new public entity with a publicly appointed nine-member board (including four resident members). It will be a public benefit corporation, which is a 100 percent public entity. It will enable NYCHA to completely renovate an initial 25,000 apartments at a faster rate while keeping the properties and workforce fully public and preserving residents’ rights. The Trust’s billions of dollars of investments in comprehensive apartment, building, and grounds improvements will also generate training and job opportunities for NYCHA residents.

NYCHA Transformation Plan

NYCHA’s Transformation Plan, part of the Authority’s Blueprint for Change, outlines various ways that the Authority will become a stronger organization and better serve residents. It was created from ideas and feedback that NYCHA received directly from residents and staff through virtual town halls, emails, social media, phone calls, and other engagement sessions throughout 2019 and 2020.

  • NYCHA Transformation Plan Executive Summary English
  • NYCHA Transformation Plan English
  • Concurrence Pursuant to January 31, 2019 Agreement English
  • NYCHA Transformation: Phase 1 Implementation Plan English
  • Concurrence in NYCHA Transformation: Phase 1 Implementation Plan English
  • NYCHA Transformation: Phase 2 Implementation Plan English
  • Concurrence in NYCHA Transformation: Phase 2 Implementation Plan English
  • Concurrence in Organizational Plan Provisions Regarding Quality Assurance English
  • NYCHA Organizational Plan Provisions Regarding Quality Assurance Officer English
  • Updated Conflict of Interest Clarification English
  • Official press release available here.

NYCHA Section 3 Hiring

Demographics Report of Housing Choice Voucher Program

This demographics report summarizes general information about households who receive Section 8 assistance through the New York City Housing Authority. The report provides aggregate demographic and income information that allows for an analysis of our households.


On December 12, 2018, Mayor de Blasio and NYCHA leadership announced a comprehensive plan to renovate NYCHA apartments and preserve public housing

Awarded Contracts

View all recently awarded contracts, proposals and bid results, updated regularly.

Health of Older Adults in New York City Public Housing

The Effects of Neighborhood Change on NYCHA Residents

In May 2015, the Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) in partnership with Abt Associates and New York University’s Furman Center released a report on the socioeconomic impact of neighborhoods surrounding NYCHA developments on the income levels of the public housing residents and their quality of life.

NYCHA Annual Reports

Safety and Security Task Force Report