A Festival of Lights
NYCHA Celebrates Chanukah

Batei Tsibur, NYCHA’s organization of Jewish employees, ushered in Chanukah with its annual celebration on December 12, the first night of this eight-day “Festival of Lights.” Revelers lit the Chanukah menorah, sang traditional songs, and enjoyed refreshments and each other’s company. Batei Tsibur President Alan Pelikow discussed how Chanukah – “dedication” in Hebrew – commemorates… MORE

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Congratulations to Capital Projects
Recognized for Excellence in Project Management

The Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) recognized NYCHA’s excellence in managing a $5 million security enhancement project with the 2017 CMAA Project Achievement Award in the category of residential/mixed-use construction under $10 million. To improve residents’ security and quality of life, NYCHA installed 239 CCTV cameras and layered access control at 45 buildings in… MORE

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Prosperity Now!
NYCHA Discusses Financially Empowering Residents at DC Conference

On November 28, Tischelle George, NYCHA’s Senior Advisor for Community Engagement and Partnerships, participated in a panel discussion at a conference in Washington, DC, titled “Catalyzing Economic Mobility and Inclusion through Affordable Housing and Financial Capability Integration.” While the conference name might be a mouthful, its intentions were simple: Ms. George discussed how City agencies… MORE

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Dinner Is Served
NYCHA Staff Provide Nearly 400 Thanksgiving Meals to Residents

Residents who were without cooking gas due to building repairs weren’t without a tasty meal this Thanksgiving, thanks to 41 NYCHA staff who generously donated their time. They provided a complete Thanksgiving feast to nearly 400 households at eight developments. Food was donated by Whole Foods and Hillsong Church NYC; volunteers distributed meals from the… MORE

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New Plan to Protect Resident Health

NYCHA’s Plan to Address Potential Lead-based Paint Hazard Compliance Issues NYCHA has taken immediate and long-term actions to improve our program for inspection and remediation of potential lead-based paint hazards, fix the gaps in compliance with New York City and federal laws, and improve resident health: NYCHA is creating an Executive Compliance Department reporting directly… MORE

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New Chief Compliance Officer
Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces Appointment of Edna Wells Handy as Acting NYCHA Chief Compliance Officer

On November 20, 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the appointment of Edna Wells Handy to the New York City Housing Authority’s Executive Compliance Department as Acting Chief Compliance Officer. Handy will begin full-time in December. Handy currently serves as legal Counsel to the NYPD Commissioner, and previously served as Commissioner of the City’s Department… MORE

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