NYCHA Is Consolidating Central Offices in 2019
Initiative Will Reduce Costs

As part of NYCHA’s NextGen mission to stabilize its finances, the Authority is creating significant cost savings by consolidating its central office locations, most notably by moving all staff from 250 Broadway. Throughout 2019, staff from 250 Broadway, and a few other locations, will move into upgraded spaces at the 90 Church Street, Long Island… MORE

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Opportunity through Diversity
NYCHA Employee Recognized for Outstanding Efforts

Chirag Patel, Senior Project Manager in NYCHA’s Capital Projects Division, was awarded the “2018 Outstanding Achiever” award by the National Association of Minority Contractors’ (NAMC) New York Tri-State Chapter during its Inaugural Gala on November 16. According to the NAMC, the award recognizes “people and organizations that have demonstrated innovative and creative strategies to remove… MORE

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Changing the Way NYCHA Does Business with a Can-Do Attitude
By Martin Golden, Proud NYCHA Carpenter

The Employee Engagement Committee (EEC) held its monthly meeting the week before Thanksgiving, on November 14. The first item on the agenda was requests for volunteers to deliver Thanksgiving dinners to residents experiencing gas outages. This endeavor embodies an EEC principle: giving back to the community and helping those less fortunate. Next up was a… MORE

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NYCHA’s Language Liaisons Help Provide Access to All

The Authority is committed to ensuring that all NYCHA residents, applicants, and Section 8 voucher holders, regardless of their proficiency in English, have access to quality customer service. In support of that commitment, NYCHA’s “Language Liaisons” convened on December 10 to discuss updates to the Authority’s language policies. These employees represent various departments at NYCHA… MORE

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Kicking Off the Senior Champions Program
Resident Leaders Volunteer to Make a Difference

NYCHA now has 82 new resident leaders who have volunteered to make a difference in the lives of their fellow senior residents. On November 30, NYCHA held the first meeting for its new Senior Champions, older adult residents who will work with NYCHA and community members on actively engaging their fellow seniors across the city,… MORE

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Piloting a New Way to Recycle at Brownsville Houses
Door-to-Door Recycling Has Collected 5,000 Pounds of Recyclables

Brigitte Vicenty gets excited when she sees bags full of recyclables collected outside the Brownsville Houses Community Center, because her dream of increasing recycling participation at NYCHA and citywide is coming true. Ms. Vicenty is a Mott Haven Houses resident and the Recycling Coordinator for Mothers on the Move, a nonprofit based in the South… MORE

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NYCHA 2.0: New Comprehensive Plan to Fix & Preserve Public Housing
Will Address About $16 Billion in Major Repair Needs

Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Interim Chair and CEO Stanley Brezenoff unveiled NYCHA 2.0, a comprehensive plan to preserve public housing. This plan will address $24 billion in vital repairs to New York City’s aging public housing and ensure residents have the safe, decent, and affordable homes they deserve. The 10-year plan will deliver… MORE

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Creating Opportunity for All
Networking for Success at NYCHA’s Procurement Fair

As part of Mayor de Blasio’s OneNYC goal to make New York the most equitable city in the world, City government has pledged to award $20 billion in contracts to minority- and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBE) by the year 2025. NYCHA is an important contributor to this effort: Since the goal was announced, it has… MORE

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Saturday Work Order Blitz
Staff Close More than 800 Work Orders

NYCHA closed more than 800 maintenance work order requests in one day at five developments as part of the Authority’s proactive initiative to eliminate repair backlogs. While developments have limited staffing during most weekends, Patterson Houses in the Bronx, Kingsborough Houses in Brooklyn, Baruch Houses in Manhattan, Ravenswood Houses in Queens, and West Brighton Houses… MORE

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“NYCHA Cares”: Over 13,000 Work Orders Closed
Round 1 of the Initiative Brings Skilled Trades Repairs to Thousands of Residents

More than 13,000 work orders have been completed during the first round of the recently launched NYCHA Cares initiative. Mayor Bill de Blasio committed $20 million for Fiscal Years 2019 and 2020 to target the more than 50,000 open work order requests across the five boroughs for repairs that require skilled trades workers, which include… MORE

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An Outstanding Collaborator
NYCHA Employee Recognized for Partnership with Thrive NYC

As part of a lively celebration at City Hall on December 5, Kim Truong, Community Coordinator for NYCHA’s Health Initiatives unit, received the “Outstanding Agency Collaboration” award from the City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) for her work on Thrive NYC’s Mental Health First Aid program. ThriveNYC is a multi-agency initiative spearheaded by First Lady… MORE

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Managing through Adversity
By Marvin Jean-Jacques, Mold Administrator, Technical Services Department

The years of disinvestment have eroded our buildings and, in a similar fashion, our morale. The conditions and the times we face can be summed up in one word: adversity. NYCHA is facing a critical time of adversity and all of us in the room for the Employee Engagement Committee’s (EEC) monthly meeting were aware.… MORE

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