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 Victor Gonzalez as Vice Chair of the NYCHA Board of Directors, effective June 2021.
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.
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NYCHA Board Committees
The Governance Committee is established for the primary purpose of assisting the Board by:
- Informing the Board on current best practices in corporate governance, with particular attention to the public sector and applicability to NYCHA; and
- Providing recommendations to the Board on Board Member training and development, consistent with current best practices.
The Operations, Compliance and Capital Committee is established for the primary purpose of assisting the Board by:
- Reviewing the ongoing operations and capital work of NYCHA;
- Reviewing that operations of NYCHA are in compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements;
- Reviewing periodic performance reports;
- Provide advice and guidance to the Board regarding policy and strategy setting;
- Providing recommendations to the Board for development strategies towards the creation, preservation and sustainability of the NYCHA portfolio; and
- Providing recommendations to the Board for effective short and long term environmental and energy policy decisions.
The Resident and Community Affairs Committee is established for the primary purpose of assisting the Board by:
- Reviewing NYCHA resident engagement efforts and community affairs.
The Audit and Finance Committee is established for the primary purpose of assisting the Board by:
- Ensuring the integrity of NYCHA’s financial reporting, including assessing the Independent Auditor’s qualifications and independence;
- Ensuring the adequacy of NYCHA’s internal controls and Information Technology (“IT”) controls, including the performance of NYCHA’s internal audit function;
- Ensuring fiscal compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements including, but not limited to, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), Government Auditing Standards (“GAS”) and Single Audit;
- Ensuring sound financial policies of NYCHA;
- Recommending to the Board for approval NYCHA’s annual Five-Year Operating and Capital Plans (the “Plan(s)”
- Reviewing financial performance against the Plans; and
- Recommending to the Board modifications of the financial policies of NYCHA.
Any person requiring a reasonable accommodation to participate in the NYCHA Board Committees, should contact the Office of the Corporate Secretary by phone at (212) 306-6088 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.