Kathryn Garcia Appointed NYCHA’s Interim Chair
Ms. Garcia Is a Seasoned City Government Veteran

On February 5, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Kathryn Garcia as Interim Chair of NYCHA, succeeding Stanley Brezenoff, who will depart later this month. Under Interim Chair Brezenoff’s leadership, the Authority launched a comprehensive plan to deliver $24 billion in vital repairs for 175,000 residents, achieved a historic contract agreement with Teamsters Local 237 that provides… MORE

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January Saturday Work Order Blitz Results
Nearly 2,345 Maintenance Work Orders Closed

During the month of January, NYCHA closed nearly 2,345 maintenance work orders at developments across the city as part of its Saturday work order blitz initiative, a program launched in December 2018 to tackle the work order repair backlog. NYCHA developments have limited staffing during weekends; however, developments included in the Saturday blitz receive regular… MORE

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NYCHA Heat Team Preps for Cold Spell

On January 30, NYCHA activated its Situation Room in Long Island City in anticipation of dangerously low temperatures affecting New Yorkers starting Wednesday through Friday. The Authority’s heating response teams and developments will also be fully staffed to ensure any issues with heat or hot water are addressed quickly and efficiently, continuing NYCHA’s ongoing strategy… MORE

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Meet Denise Beverly
REES Assessment Specialist/Community Coordinator

NYCHANow is introducing a new feature in which employees write about their careers at the Authority. If you’d like to share your story, please send an email to nychanow@nycha.nyc.gov. Since October 2007, I have worked at REES’s central office at 787 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I conduct one-on-one assessments and use… MORE

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Message from Interim Chair & CEO Kathryn Garcia
Committed to Better Serving Residents

Dear Colleagues, I am excited to introduce myself as NYCHA’s new Interim Chair & CEO. For years, I have worked on behalf of my fellow New Yorkers to ensure they receive the best essential services from the City. As Senior Advisor for Citywide Lead Prevention, I led the development and launch of LeadFreeNYC, a comprehensive… MORE

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NextGen 2019: Communication & Collaboration
NextGen Office: Progress, Not Paper

As part of the NextGen Office initiative, NYCHA’s IT Department continues to improve the technology available at development offices to help staff work more efficiently. Below are some programs that will launch this year; each involves virtual training, help desk support, and, in some cases, on-site training. NextGen Smart Screens: A 55-inch, interactive touch screen… MORE

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Launching Alternative Work Schedule (AWS)
Promotes Greater Front-line Coverage at Developments

Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to announce the launch of Alternative Work Schedule (AWS), a new way of scheduling certain front-line staff that ensures greater coverage at our developments. For the first time in about 50 years, we will have caretakers, their supervisors, assistant resident building superintendents, and resident building superintendents working at our developments… MORE

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