This document offers guidance for viewing and participating in the Draft Significant Amendment to the FY2021 Annual Plan and the Draft FY2022 Annual Plan Virtual Public Hearing on Tuesday, July 27.
Please note that guidance for accessing and participating in the public hearing utilizing accessibility features and/or in a foreign language (Chinese, Russian, and Spanish) is presented in separate sections towards the end of this document.
The Draft Significant Amendment to the FY2021 Annual Plan and the Draft FY2022 Annual Plan are available on NYCHA’s webpage: https://on.nyc.gov/nycha-annual-plan
Those wishing to access printed copies may do so by requesting them from their NYCHA property management office.
The Draft Significant Amendment to the FY2021 Annual Plan and the Draft FY2022 Annual Plan Public Hearing will be conducted using the Zoom webinar platform.
Those who wish to give live testimony should fill out a virtual speaker slip and pre-register on Zoom with the intention to join the hearing via computer, tablet, or phone app.
Participants can also listen to the hearing and give live testimony by dialing 888-788-0099 at the time of the hearing and entering Webinar ID: 890 8042 1683.
Those who wish to only view the hearing may do so on NYCHA’s YouTube channel at: https://on.nyc.gov/nycha-annual-plan, and may provide written testimony to email@example.com until July 30, 2021.
All attendees who plan to provide live testimony are strongly encouraged to: 1) pre-register for the Zoom webinar and 2) pre-register to testify
Registration for the public hearing webinar on Zoom may be accessed at the following link: http://on.nyc.gov/july-public-hearing
In order to use Zoom, attendees must either download the Zoom desktop client to their computer, download the mobile app to their tablet or smartphone, or access the webinar via the Web Client in their browser.
** Please note that the viewer experience is different when accessing Zoom via computer vs. tablet vs. smartphone, and that functionality is more robust in the downloaded Zoom desktop client than in the Web Client in the browser. Some prerequisites are also required for using the Web Client. More information about these user functions may be found here.
Attendees will also receive a reminder email from Zoom for the hearing one week, 24 hours, and one hour in advance of the hearing
Attendees planning to testify at the public hearing should fill out a virtual speaker slip, which may be accessed at this link: https://on.nyc.gov/public-hearing-speaker-signup. Speaker sign-ups are available until 5 p.m. EST on Monday July 26, 2021.
If unable to fill out a speaker slip online, participants may also call (212) 306-3335to sign up before the same deadline (5 p.m. EST on July 26).
In both instances, attendees are asked to provide all requested information.
Note: Those who do not sign up to testify before the July 26 deadline may utilize the Raise Hand function in Zoom during the hearing itself to request to testify, and will be able to do so, time permitting. However, speakers who signed up in advance will speak first during the hearing.
1. Click the link shared in the reminder email or in calendar event
During the hearing itself, attendees will automatically be muted with cameras off. Cameras for attendees will remain off for the duration of the hearing.
The process for testifying will be as follows:
Attendees may also request to give live testimony via the “Raise Hand” function, which can be found at the bottom of the screen. Those requesting to speak during the hearing itself via the Raise Hand feature will have the opportunity to testify, time permitting, once the other testimony has finished.
1. Dial the following teleconferencing number to attend at the time of the hearing: 888-788-0099
2. Enter Webinar ID: 890 8042 1683
Those joining by phone are automatically muted throughout the webinar but are able to listen to the webinar in its entirety.
The process for testifying by phone is as follows:
Attendees calling in by phone may also request to give live testimony via the “Raise Hand” function, which can be activated by pressing *9 on their phone. Those requesting to speak during the hearing itself will have the opportunity to testify once the other testimony has finished.
More information about joining a Zoom webinar by phone may be found here, under the heading “Join a meeting or webinar by phone only.”
Written comments regarding the Draft Significant Amendment to the FY2021 Agency Annual Plan and the FY2022 Draft Agency Plan are encouraged. To be considered, submissions must be received via United States Postal Service mail or fax no later than July 30, 2021. Faxed submissions will be accepted at (212) 306-8888. Comments may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent by mail to the following address:
Public Housing Agency Plan Comments
Church Street Station
P.O. Box 3422
New York, New York 10008-3422
NYCHA has an Accessibility Coordinator in place to prepare for any requested reasonable accommodations for viewing and/or testifying as part of the public hearing. Those requesting reasonable accommodation may email email@example.com or call 212-306-3335 until July 20, 2021.
Written materials for the public hearing are available in five languages on NYCHA’s webpage: https://on.nyc.gov/nycha-annual-plan:
Live foreign language interpretation in Spanish, Russian, and Chinese is available for the public hearing— both online as a part of the Zoom platform, as well as by phone.
To use the foreign language features in Zoom online:
The process for testifying via Zoom online in a foreign language is as follows:
If you have filled out the virtual speaker slip (available here: https://on.nyc.gov/public-hearing-speaker-signup), the moderator will call your name when it is your turn to speak. Please be sure to indicate on the virtual speaker slip that you require foreign language translation. The process is as follows:
Once all speakers who signed up in advance of the hearing by filling out the speaker slip have given their testimonies, the moderator will request that the audience use the “Raise Hand” function. Please raise your hand if you would like to give live testimony. Time permitting, the moderator will call on speakers in the order in which the hands are raised. When called on by the moderator to testify, please unmute yourself and give your testimony, which will be live-interpreted by your language interpreter and broadcast to all hearing participants.
To access live foreign language interpretation by phone, dial 646-838-1534 and then input the PIN number for your preferred language at the time of the hearing:
The process for testifying via the foreign language dial-in line is as follows:
Attendees calling in by phone and using live interpretation may also request to give live testimony during the hearing itself by notifying their interpreter that they intend to give live testimony. Time permitting, the moderator will ask the language interpreters if anyone on the interpretation dial-in lines would like to testify who has not previously signed up to speak via a speaker slip. Those requesting to speak during the hearing itself will have the opportunity to testify once the other testimony has finished and will follow the process above for interpretation.