Running for Fun

On May 29, the NYCHA running team gathered once again for the annual New York City “Corporate Challenge” race, an event solely for corporate runners sponsored by JPMorgan Chase. The 3.5-mile race series is a global celebration of teamwork, camaraderie, and community, and is inclusive, with a 50/50 split of men and women, from entry-level… MORE

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The Future Is in Good Hands with Today’s Youth

On June 8, NYCHA Youth Leadership Councils – groups composed of 14-21-year-old residents dedicated to addressing community concerns and building leadership skills – came together for celebration and education. The Youth Leadership Council (YLC) Summit featured dance performances, spoken word poems, and singing duets, but the focus was on presentations by the Youth Leadership Councils… MORE

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NextGen Computing at NYCHA

Say hello to new, top-of-the-line computers! All NYCHA desktop computers, approximately 3,000 at developments and 3,500 central office computers, will be replaced with new, 23-inch-screen Dell OptiPlex 5040 computers as part of the NextGen Office program. “We are trying to improve how we do things by digitizing and automating more,” said NYCHA Vice President for… MORE

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2017 Jewish Heritage Celebration

Batei Tsibur, the organization of Jewish employees at NYCHA, held its annual Jewish Heritage Celebration on June 29 in the NYCHA Board Room at 250 Broadway. This year’s guest speaker was Assembly Member Dov Hikind, who represents Brooklyn’s 48th District. Assembly Member Hikind is known as an outspoken advocate for his constituency, battling discrimination, anti-Semitism,… MORE

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Talking Respect, Efficiency, and Sustainability at the EEC
By George Jones, Housing Assistant

How important are respect, efficiency, and sustainability to you in your everyday life? It’s safe to assume that your answer lies somewhere between “very important” and “absolutely vital.” Now consider that the people we serve and serve with would say the same. That’s why these values comprise NYCHA’s first two core values (see below), and… MORE

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Creating Safe, Clean, and Connected Communities with Tracy Lovelace

Tracy Lovelace is the coordinator of the Resident Watch program in Brooklyn. For more than 40 years, thousands of residents have volunteered their time as Resident Watch members, patrolling their developments and fostering safety, security, and community pride in collaboration with property management staff. What is your role in making NYCHA communities safer? We recruit… MORE

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Preparing for a Hurricane

Hurricanes are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena. Many NYCHA residents are familiar with this fact: Nearly five years later, we are still recovering from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy,  the second-costliest hurricane in United States history. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, forecasters predict a 45 percent chance of an… MORE

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