NYCHA’s Chanukah Celebration

On December 7, the first day of the eight-day festival, Batei Tsibur, the Housing Authority’s organization of Jewish employees, held its Chanukah party. As Batei Tsibur president Alan Pelikow noted, this most widely celebrated Jewish holiday commemorates the unlikely military victory in 138 B.C.E. of a vastly outnumbered band of Jews, the Macabees, over their… MORE

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Senior Leadership Meeting Features NY1 Anchor Errol Lewis

The final Senior Leadership Meeting of 2015 held on December 8 was designed to provide managers with a key competency to meet NextGeneration NYCHA’s challenging goals: collaborative leadership. The training—previously suggested by the managers—included group exercises on planning effective meetings, stakeholder analysis, and task delegation. “The possibilities for how you can creatively apply these tools…are… MORE

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“I am NextGen” Jasmine Williams and Michael Kmiec

The “I am NextGeneration NYCHA” campaign continues to bring to the attention of the public outstanding employees, residents, and supporters of NYCHA who embody the commitment to service that’s required to transform our NextGeneration NYCHA vision of safe, clean and connected communities into a reality. The December issue of NYCHANow featured Technical Resource Advisor Denise… MORE

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Hope 2016 Street Survey

Volunteers are needed to assist the NYC Department of Homeless Services in conducting its annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) on Monday, January 25, 2016. Three thousand volunteers will help count the number of New Yorkers living on the City’s streets by canvassing parks, subways, and other public places. Training sites are located throughout the… MORE

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Board Member Appointed

Chair Shola Olatoye welcomed Zaire Z. Dinzey-Flores as NYCHA’s newly appointed Executive Board Member, effective December 23, 2015, at the Executive Board meeting held on that day. A scholar of housing policy and design, urban planning, and community inequality, Dr. Dinzey- Flores is currently an Associate Professor of Sociology and Latino & Hispanic Caribbean Studies… MORE

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Congratulations

Kerri Jew, former Deputy Commissioner at the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, effective January 4, 2016. Ms. Jew oversees major components of NYCHA’s organizational redesign, labor relations, and agency-wide process improvements. While Deputy Commissioner at SBS, Ms. Jew oversaw the City’s Minority and… MORE

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