Facing the worst financial crisis in NYCHA’s history, the Authority released NextGeneration NYCHA—a 10-year strategic plan to improve the way NYCHA is funded, operates, rebuilds and engages with residents. Residents know first-hand that NYCHA can no longer delay much-needed repairs as work orders continue to add up while funding to address them becomes increasingly scarce. NYCHA must get its financial house in order to tackle our chronic operating deficit and $17 billion in unmet major infrastructure repair needs. An important strategy included in the NextGen plan is to generate revenue for capital repair needs by building mixed-income housing on the site of underutilized NYCHA land, a program called NextGeneration (NextGen) Neighborhoods.
Centered on resident and community stakeholder engagement, the NextGen Neighborhoods program enables NYCHA to generate revenue to reinvest back into our development sites and across NYCHA by leveraging a 50-50 split of market-rate and affordable housing units. Stakeholder input will inform the size, scope and potential revenues generated by the construction of new housing units. Residents will have a voice in setting the priorities for capital repairs at the buildings participating in the NextGen Neighborhoods program.
NYCHA will be implementing a comprehensive stakeholder engagement campaign through the beginning of 2016 to inform and answer questions raised by residents and the community on the NextGen Neighborhoods program. The Authority will facilitate an ongoing dialogue and regularly seek resident feedback about the program’s overall goals. As a community-driven process, resident ideas, priorities and expectations will be at the forefront as NYCHA shares information, listens and addresses resident concerns as engagement moves forward.
Primary communication goals of this process:
Stakeholder engagement is underway at two NYCHA sites: Holmes Towers located on the Upper East Side in Manhattan and Wyckoff Gardens in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. There will be a series of ongoing stakeholder discussions at Holmes and Wyckoff on resident priorities for better connecting these developments with their neighborhoods, reinvesting in their top capital repair needs, new affordability housing opportunities, job creation, and other resident identified issues.
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Have any questions or comments? Please send them via email to NextGen@nycha.nyc.gov