Staff Changes Support New Strategic Direction

On January 23, Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye and General Manager Cecil House announced significant operational and staffing changes that will position the Authority to implement key initiatives, including NextGeneration NYCHA, the agency’s ten-year strategic investment plan, and the recently launched Optimal Property Management Operating Model (OPMOM) pilot, which empowers property managers with far greater… MORE

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GM Cecil House Departs

Dear NYCHA Colleagues, I would like to extend my gratitude to Cecil for his two and a half years of service to the residents and employees of the Authority. From leading the effort to signifi cantly reduce maintenance backlogs to introducing tools to effi ciently manage NYCHA properties and improve customer service, he has been… MORE

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Proverb Contest: It’s the Thought That Counts
PRO•VERB: a short pithy saying in general use, stating a general truth or piece of advice.

NYCHANow is continuing the “Wit and Wisdom in the Workplace” proverb contest! Here’s a chance  to share sayings, axioms or mottoes from your childhood or cultural background that many of us may not have heard. Originality counts; less familiar or original proverbs will be rated higher by our judges. Don’t put off for tomorrow what… MORE

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Kilsys Payamps-Roure Honored

Kilsys Payamps-Roure, Special Assistant to NYCHA Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye, was honored by the New York City Council during its celebration of Dominican Republic Independence Day on  February 23. About 200 people joined in the festivities at the City Council, which featured performances by Shacara McLaurin, who sang the National Anthem, the P.S. 257… MORE

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Women’s History Month Celebration

On Tuesday, March 24, about one hundred NYCHA employees celebrated Women’s History  Month. The event featured a keynote address by Terri McCullough, Director of No Ceilings: The Full  Participation Project, a Clinton Foundation initiative. The evening was emceed by Community  Programs and Development EVP Melanie Hart. NYCHA Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye introduced Terri McCullough… MORE

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Say Hello: Get to Know NYCHA Leadership
David Pristin Appointed Chief of Staff June 2014

Q: What are your job responsibilities? A: In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the Chair’s office, I support the planning and implementation of policies and directives; communicate with NYCHA departments on agency initiatives; and serve as a liaison to the Authority’s many external partners. Q: You worked in several key positions for the… MORE

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Teamsters President Recognized Longtime NYCHA Employee

February was a momentous month for Nathaniel Williams Jr. The Supervisor of Housing Caretakers (SOHC) at Lincoln Houses celebrated his 36th anniversary as a NYCHA employee. And the president of the Local 237 Teamsters Union, Gregory Floyd, presented him with the  Teamsters’ President’s Award at the union’s annual Black History Celebration. The event celebrated the… MORE

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Welcome Readers

Welcome to NYCHANow, our new and improved employee newsletter. We’ve updated the design and distribution plan: you’ll receive NYCHANow in your email once a month to start. Please let us  know how you like the newsletter and if you have events, accomplishments, program changes or other news that you want covered. You can reach us… MORE

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Staff Changes Support New Strategic Direction

On January 23, Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye and General Manager Cecil House announced significant operational and staffing changes that will position the Authority to implement key initiatives, including NextGeneration NYCHA, the agency’s ten-year strategic investment plan, and the recently launched Optimal Property Management Operating Model (OPMOM) pilot, which empowers property managers with far greater… MORE

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