Fund for Public Housing: Crowdsourcing for Sustainability Projects
By Ben Weiss, Gotham Gazette

The Fund for Public Housing, a nonprofit established last year to supplement the New York City Housing Authority’s finances and services, launched an online platform this week in conjunction with ioby, a crowdfunding website, to enable NYCHA residents and community-based organizations to source funds for local sustainability initiatives like rooftop gardens and water conservation. The online portal, called Ideas… MORE

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“We Build Resilience by Being Prepared.”
A Q&A with NYCHA OEM Director J.A. Stakenburg

With hurricane season in full swing, NYCHANow spoke to J.A. Stakenburg, who was hired a year ago to helm NYCHA’s newly revamped Office of Emergency Management (OEM), about employees’ roles and responsibilities when it comes to emergencies. This seems to be a very active hurricane season. What should NYCHA employees know about being prepared for… MORE

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National Preparedness Month: Financial Preparedness

Having access to financial, insurance, medical, and other records is crucial for recovering quickly and efficiently from a disaster or other emergency. Take these steps to safeguard your records and get some peace of mind, even in an emergency: Collect and secure critical personal and household information and records now, before an emergency. Consider saving… MORE

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Celebrating the 2017 NYCHA-CUNY Scholars
The Largest Class of Awardees in the Program’s History

On September 20, NYCHA and the City University of New York (CUNY) celebrated 23 residents for their academic excellence, leadership, and contributions to their communities at the 12th annual NYCHA-CUNY Resident Scholarship Program awards ceremony, held at Borough of Manhattan Community College. The NYCHA-CUNY Resident Scholarship is awarded to residents in full-time CUNY programs with… MORE

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Learn about the CUNY/DCAS Public Administration Program

For nearly a decade, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) and CUNY’s Murphy Institute have partnered with participating unions to provide City employees with the CUNY/DCAS Public Administration program, for both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Whether you are interested in advancing your career, debating new ideas, or preparing to become a leader in… MORE

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Preserving and Protecting a Positive Work Culture
By Shavelle Knox, Caretaker, La Guardia Houses

How is long-term preservation of a culture achieved? What if the people within a culture did not know its history and did not share its overall goals and values? One of the objectives of the Employee Engagement Committee (EEC) is to help promote NYCHA’s amazing organizational culture by sharing its history and core values with… MORE

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Top Marks for Section 8
NYCHA’s Program Awarded High Performer Status

For the second year in a row, NYCHA’s Section 8 program – the largest in the nation – has been recognized for outstanding performance by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Each year, HUD reviews every public housing authority’s Section 8 program through the Section 8 Management Assessment Program. In 2015, NYCHA… MORE

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A Green Call to Action
NYCHA Employee & Resident Participates in Mayor’s Press Conference

Robert White, a Red Hook Houses resident and member of NYCHA’s Sandy recovery and resilience community outreach team, introduced Mayor Bill de Blasio at a press conference about the City’s efforts to combat climate change. “For the longest time, I didn’t believe in climate change,” Mr. White told attendees from a podium in Brooklyn Bridge… MORE

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In Memory of Thomas Johnston
The Bronx Borough Deputy Director Started His NYCHA Career in 1994

Thomas Johnston started his NYCHA career in 1994 and rose through the ranks to become a deputy director in the Bronx Property Management Department. With two brothers and a father who were also Authority employees, he came from a true-blue NYCHA family. Mr. Johnston passed away from cancer in May. At Claremont Consolidated’s Family Day… MORE

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