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Squad 7/NYCHA

Squad 7 is the Inspector General for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). NYCHA is the largest public housing authority in the United States. As its Inspector General, Squad 7 investigates mismanagement by NYCHA and its staff, breaches in tenant safety due to insufficient protocols and controls, vendor integrity, and contract and tenant fraud, including prevailing wage and improper billing, which wastes limited funds available to NYCHA and its residents. Squad 7 also investigates issues involving the Section 8 program, including landlords involved in the program. This Squad also investigates and makes arrests of individuals, including tenants and NYCHA employees who engage in violent and narcotics related crimes on NYCHA property.

Squad 7 Reports

NYCHA is Still Failing to Remove Dangerious Criminal from Public Housing

Investigation into False Certification of NYCHA Lead Paint Inspections

Insufficient Inventory Controls Over Large Appliances at NYCHA Facilities

Dangerous Criminal Offenders in Public Housing

Smoke Alarm and Other Safety Deficiencies in NYCHA Public Housing

Elevator-Related Accidents and Fatality at NYCHA Public Housing

NYPD and NYCHA's Roles in Controlling Crime by Removing Offenders from Public Housing

Safety Issues Relating to Garbage Hoists Utilized at Certain NYCHA Facilities

Investigation into New York City Housing Authority's Funding and Installation of Security Cameras