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Leadership & Departments


Gregory Russ was appointed Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Housing Authority by Mayor Bill de Blasio, effective August 12, 2019.

Greg is a seasoned housing professional with decades of management experience; he has helped to rebuild and strengthen public housing authorities across the country, including in Detroit, Philadelphia, and Chicago.

Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Kathryn Garcia as Vice Chair of the NYCHA Board of Directors, effective July 2019.

NYCHA Board Members

The NYCHA Board is comprised of seven (7) members appointed by the mayor, to include three (3) resident members. The Mayor designates one of the members as the Chair. The Chair is the Chief Executive Officer of the Authority and is responsible for the supervision of the business and affairs of the Authority. Members’ duties include voting on contracts, resolutions, policies, motions, rules and regulations at regularly scheduled meetings.

View the Board Meeting Schedule & Minutes

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Meet NYCHA's Executive Team