Up Close: NextGen NYCHA Progress

EVP for Capital Projects Deborah Goddard (right) meets with contractors performing façade repairs at Baruch Houses.

To celebrate the two-year anniversary of NYCHA’s strategic plan, the Department of Communications organized a week of media events from May 15-19:

Monday, May 15

Our resident board members published a letter in the Gotham Gazette discussing NYCHA’s accomplishments to date and the threats we face if our budget is cut by the Trump administration. At Baruch Houses we announced Mayor de Blasio’s $355 million commitment to façade repairs and highlighted our $17 billion capital deficit.

Tuesday, May 16

We showcased our resident employment opportunities and highlighted the achievements of our very dedicated Community Engagement & Partnerships team at the NYCHA Resident Training Academy.



Residents Enrique Arrazola (left) and Elliott Byran (right) prepare to solder a copper supply line at the NYCHA Resident Training Academy.

Wednesday, May 17

We announced the developer selection for our first NextGen Neighborhoods site, Holmes Towers. The new buildings will bring in a badly needed $25 million for repairs at Holmes and throughout the Authority.

Thursday, May 18

At Ravenswood Houses, we announced new one-stop customer service kiosks and toured Ravenswood Houses to highlight the many operational initiatives the dedicated operations and property management teams launched throughout NYCHA.

Friday, May 19: NextGen Anniversary

To celebrate the anniversary of NextGen, we broke ground on new Sandy recovery and resiliency work at Coney Island Houses and released a list of our accomplishments in the last two years.

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