NYCHA Partners to Design Rooftop Solar Gardens
Announcement Made During Climate Week NYC

Rooftop solar gardens will be built on 189 NYCHA buildings at 28 developments across the city to increase New Yorkers’ access to low-cost solar power. Construction is expected to begin by winter 2019. NYCHA is partnering with five teams led by local non-profits and small businesses that will design the first rooftop solar gardens as… MORE

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Resident Leadership Academy in the News
Partnerships Helps Residents Build Leadership Skills

NYCHA’s Resident Leadership Academy was featured on the WABC-TV show “Here and Now” on September 23. The Resident Leadership Academy was launched earlier this year to provide training and build leadership skills for residents interested in taking a more active role in civic life within their development and/or community. It is done in partnership with the… MORE

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Announcing the 2018 NYCHA-CUNY Scholars

They are the next generation of community advocates, social workers, medical staff, teachers, accountants, and public servants. But first, they’re NYCHA residents in pursuit of their educational dreams at City of University of New York colleges — and the 2018 recipients of NYCHA-CUNY Resident Scholarships. The scholarships are given to residents who are full-time CUNY students displaying… MORE

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A Look at First Houses, the Birthplace of Public Housing
By John Kolomechuk, Housing Manager

Although it was a sweltering day in August, the Employee Engagement Committee (EEC) was out in full force for a walking tour of First Houses in Manhattan, NYCHA’s first development. This was our first activity as a group since the EEC’s initial cohort “passed the torch” to us, the second cohort, in July. At first… MORE

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On-the-Job Experience for Young NYCHA Residents
The Summer Youth Employment Program Is a Stepping Stone to Success

Whitman Houses resident Skye Carson, 14, wants to be a writer or a lawyer in the future, two careers that require good communication skills. This summer, she greatly improved those skills while working at NYCHA through the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). SYEP, which is is operated by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, provides… MORE

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NYCHA’s Sandy Recovery Work Sometimes Comes with a History Lesson

Before NYCHA’s Sandy Recovery and Resiliency team could begin major work at Baruch Houses in June, they called in urban archaeologist Dr. Joan Geismar to ensure that nothing of historical significance would be disturbed during construction. Baruch Houses is located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan near the East River. Like most of New York City’s neighborhoods, it… MORE

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Deeply Committed to Public Housing
Interim Chair Brezenoff Discusses Challenges and the Way Forward

This summer, Interim Chair and CEO Stanley Brezenoff met with property managers representing every borough, including NGO and mixed-finance properties, to discuss some of the Authority’s challenges and how they can be overcome. Here is a condensed version of his remarks: I wanted to talk with you about the consent decree with the federal government,… MORE

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