Department for Development

Vice President for Development: Nicole Ferreira

The Department for Development is responsible for managing real estate development on NYCHA's real property by entities other than NYCHA. Real Estate development opportunities may be disposed and identified by DFD itself, government agencies, private entities, or through civic engagement. These developments can help fulfill a broad spectrum of needs for NYCHA and the community. Previous developments have included thousands of affordable apartments, public and charter schools and supportive housing. The mission of the Department for Development is to promote the use of NYCHA's real estate in a manner that creates the greatest benefit for NYCHA, its residents and society.