Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT)


PACT is a critical part of NextGeneration NYCHA, the Authority's 10-year strategic plan to repair public housing to improve residents' quality of life. Under PACT, NYCHA seeks to identify resources and opportunities to make major improvements to developments, while preserving long-term affordability and maintaining strong resident rights. PACT includes portfolios under the federal Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) and NYCHA's Unfunded Units (also known as LLC II and PACT City/State Developments). PACT creates public-private partnerships to repair and manage the developments.

RFQ Release

On January 3, 2020, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) announced the release of two complementary requests for qualifications (RFQs) to solicit prospective development partners. The RFQs support the Authority’s aim to undertake the largest Section 8 conversion program in the country through NYCHA’s Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT) initiative. The RFQs enable NYCHA to streamline the PACT procurement process by creating pre-qualified lists of small-scale and large-scale developers, property managers, general contractors, and social service providers to partner on forthcoming conversions. The initial RFQs to solicit development partners for PACT were released on April 12, 2019. NYCHA intends to re-release these RFQs every year to give partners a continual opportunity to prequalify.

Developer, general contractor, and property manager responses are due by 2:00 PM on Friday, January 24, 2020. Social service provider responses are due by 2:00PM on Friday, February 14, 2020. To view and respond to the RFQs, interested parties should register for NYCHA’s iSupplier system. The RFQs are listed as Negotiation Number #94802 for developers, general contractors and property managers, and Negotiation Number #94803 for social service providers.

NYCHA invites social service providers to learn about becoming a pre-qualified partner for the Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT) program. We hope you’ll join us to learn more about the PACT program, specific opportunities for social service providers, and the RFQ at one of our upcoming information sessions:

  • Information Session #1
    Monday, January 13, 2020 at 10am
    90 Church St. 5th Fl. – Ceremonial Room, New York, NY
    RSVP with the full names of all attendees from your organization to pact.partners@nycha.nyc.gov by Friday, January 10, 2020 at 5pm.
  • Information Session #2
    Friday, January 24, 2020 at 10am
    90 Church St. 5th Fl. – Ceremonial Room, New York, NY
    RSVP with the full names of all attendees from your organization to pact.partners@nycha.nyc.gov by Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 5pm.

NYCHA invites developers, property managers, and general contractors to learn about becoming a pre-qualified partner for the Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT) program. We hope you’ll join us to learn more about the PACT program and the RFQ at our upcoming information session:

  • Information Session #1 (Developers, Property Managers, General Contractors)
    Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 10am
    90 Church St. 5th Fl. – Ceremonial Room, New York, NY
    RSVP with the full names of all attendees from your organization to pact.partners@nycha.nyc.gov by Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 5pm.

Q&As for NYCHA PACT Partners 2021 Projects

Permanent Affordability & Resident Protections

The federal RAD program ensures permanent affordability, while New York City’s PACT ensures some of the strongest resident protections in the country. NYCHA has worked with a number of resident leaders and advocacy groups to identify key issues and a set of principles to guide NYCHA’s RAD implementation. These principles outline resident rights, responsibilities of a new property manager/developer, and NYCHA’s role.

Why PACT?

  • NYCHA has experienced a cumulative federal capital grant funding loss of $1.5 billion since 2001, resulting in a huge backlog of unmet capital needs – extensive repairs.

  • In order to make all the repairs NYCHA needs more than $32 billion.

  • Funding generated through PACT will help NYCHA make repair such as:

  • Comprehensive mold remediation and projects that could include roof replacements or facade upgrades

  • New kitchens, bathrooms and flooring, renovated hallways and stairwells

  • Lighting, new fencing, doors and windows new asphalt and concrete site work

Questions? Contact us at PACT@nycha.nyc.gov or via telephone at (212) 306-4036.


Press Releases


Meetings and Presentations

  • 2017-2018: Twin Parks West, Franklin Ave. Conventionals, Highbridge Rehabs
    Gilbane Development Co., Dantes Partners, Apex Building Company, Kraus Management, and BronxWorks  (English | Español)
  • 2017-2018: Betances I, II, III, IV, V, VI
    RDC Development, Catholic Charities  (English | Español)
  • 2017-2019: Bushwick II (Groups A & C), Bushwick II (Groups B&D), Bushwick II CDA (Group E), Palmetto Gardens, Hope Gardens
    Hunt Development Group, Pennrose Properties, Acacia Network  (English | Español)
Round 1: Re-Introduction to RAD/PACT
Round 2: RFP Overview and Intro to Section 8

Round 3: Resident Rights and Transfer Policy

Round 4: Resident Economic Empowerment & Sustainability (REES) Resources

Round 5: Developer Partner Introduction

PACT Template Documents

(Disclaimer: These are template documents as of 12-12-19, which is subject to change by NYCHA based on changing legal requirements or to the extent otherwise acceptable to NYCHA.)

Resident Lease Paperwork (Documents being updated and will be posted soon)

  • NYCHA Public Housing Resident Lease
  • NYCHA Section 8 Tenant-Based Voucher (TBV) Resident Lease
  • NYCHA Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Resident Lease
  • NYCHA RAD Resident Lease English | Español | 中文 ( 繁體 /简体) | Русский | יידיש
  • NYCHA PACT LLC II Resident Lease English | Español | 中文 ( 繁體 /简体) | Русский | יידיש
  • NYCHA Appliance Agreement
  • NYCHA House Rules
  • NYCHA Pet Registration Form
  • NYCHA Request to Add a New Household Member
  • NYCHA Parking Permit Application
  • NYCHA Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Lead-Based Paint Disclosure
  • NYCHA Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Statement of Family Responsibilities
  • NYCHA Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Tenancy Addendum