Right-Sizing Extends the Benefits of Public Housing to More New Yorkers

During the week of April 18, NYCHA sent letters to more than 1,500 residents in extremely under-occupied apartments, launching a major right-sizing initiative to “[free] up currently underoccupied units for larger households in need”—as outlined in the NextGeneration NYCHA 10- year strategic plan. “We understand that moving can be difficult under any circumstance,” said Management… MORE

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Purim Celebration

Batei Tsibur (NYCHA’s branch of the Council of Jewish Organizations in civil service) celebrated the festival of Purim on March 24 with a Megillah reading from the Book of Esther—and delicious hamantashen cookies. The Jewish festival celebrates events in ancient Persia, as recorded in the Scroll of Esther that is traditionally read on the holiday.… MORE

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NYCHA’s NAACP Branch Launches New Campaign

NYCHA’s branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has invited members of college fraternities and sororities to “adopt” public housing developments, where they will positively impact public housing residents and the surrounding community. The volunteers will help provide a series of programs geared toward economic development, civic engagement, health and… MORE

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Hispanic Society Newly Elected Board Members

The Hispanic Society’s Executive Board held a “meet and greet” membership meeting following their recent election at 90 Church Street on April 13. From left are: Evelyn Ortiz , Business Agent; Nancy Ramos, 2nd Vice President; Fernando Pagán, 1st Vice President; Ligia Santiago, Sgt.-at-Arms, Jose Ortiz, President; and Edith Irizarry-Oviedo, Recording Secretary. For information about… MORE

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NYCHA’s First-Ever Sustainability Agenda

NYCHA released our first-ever comprehensive agenda for healthy and energy-efficient public housing on April 21. The NextGeneration NYCHA Sustainability Agenda expresses the Authority’s commitment to create “healthy and comfortable homes that will withstand the challenge of climate change.” The agenda also provides for NYCHA’s compliance with the City’s greening and sustainability initiative by achieving a… MORE

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Executive Support Staff Train to Plan More Effective Meetings

Executive Assistants and other support staff who help manage the day-to-day operations of their departments attended professional development training sessions in the executive Board Room on April 4. The training introduced staff, who also work closely with Executive team members, to some of the same strategies for planning effective meetings that were introduced to senior… MORE

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Construction Group’s Quarterly Meeting Stresses Safety

The Capital Projects Division’s Construction Group held its staff meeting for the second quarter of 2016 in the Ceremonial Room on April 4. More than 80 project managers, assistant project managers, construction managers, and construction field supervisors from CPD’s largest unit were in attendance. During the one-hour session, Director of Construction Patricia Zander emphasized the… MORE

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Construction Group Meeting Ends with a Call for Photos!

A special request made at the end of the Construction Group’s meeting has NYCHANow excited. Director of Construction Patricia Zanger asked the group to send photographs of NYCHA staff overseeing or inspecting construction work in visually interesting environments to include in this publication. Just one day later, the first photo has arrived (see right). NYCHANow… MORE

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National Retirement Planning Week

Have you begun planning for your retirement? This year, National Retirement Planning Week was celebrated from April 11 –15. One-third of American workers have no retirement savings plan besides Social Security. Fortunately, NYCHA and other City employees can become members of the New York City Employees’ Retirement System (NYCERS), the largest municipal public employee retirement… MORE

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