Chelsea-Fulton Working Group

Chelsea-Fulton

  

BACKGROUND

In October 2019, a Working Group was established to research, evaluate, and make recommendations to address the capital needs of the four Chelsea neighborhood developments - Chelsea, Chelsea Addition, Elliott, and Fulton - which together comprise over 2,000 apartments.

The Working Group is a collaboration of resident representatives, elected officials, Community Board 4, NYCHA staff, and housing and legal advocates. Hester Street, a mission-driven urban planning organization, is serving as facilitator.

In weekly meetings over the course of many months, the Working Group discussed the funding crisis at NYCHA and reviewed in detail the physical needs assessments and repair costs for the Chelsea developments. Housing practitioners presented to the group on a wide variety of revenue strategies to finance capital repairs. Legal experts presented on resident rights and protections, and community development experts presented models of resident engagement and resident management.

The Working Group also collected feedback from residents about their biggest priorities during engagement sessions held in the fall of 2019. Through this process, the Working Group identified three overarching goals:

  1. Address the Chelsea, Chelsea Addition, Elliott, and Fulton capital needs of today and into the future;
  2. Safeguard existing public housing resident rights and fill in existing gaps, ensuring additional resident protections before, during, and after renovation; and
  3. Establish clear, consistent, and accountable resident engagement throughout the renovation process and beyond.

 

WHO IS IN THE WORKING GROUP?

The Working Group is comprised of NYCHA residents, elected officials, community representatives, and housing organizations and advocates, including:

  • NYCHA Residents
    1. Tenant Association members and residents from Fulton Houses, Elliot-Chelsea Houses, and Chelsea Addition
  • Elected Officials
    1. United States Representative Jerry Nadler
    2. New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson
    3. New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
    4. New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer
    5. New York City Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
    6. New York State Senator Brad Hoylman
    7. New York State Senator Robert Jackson
    8. New York Assembly Member Richard Gottfried
  • Community Representatives
    1. Manhattan Community Board 4
    2. Hudson Guild
  • Administration
    1. New York City Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development
    2. New York City Housing Authority Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
  • Housing Practitioners
    1. Community Service Society
    2. New York Housing Conference
    3. Furman Center for Real Estate
    4. Citizens Budget Commission
    5. The Legal Aid Society
    6. Citizens Housing and Planning Council

 

WHERE WE ARE NOW

The Working Group recommendations will guide NYCHA on how to move forward with a Request for Proposals (RFP). The RFP will solicit developers to provide proposals on how to conduct the repairs at each development. NYCHA will host a series of resident meetings throughout 2021 and 2022 before any repairs or construction are expected to begin.

WORKING GROUP ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS

NYCHA residents joined a series of virtual information sessions to share feedback on the Working Group recommendations and heard from other residents.

December 8 meeting
Link to recording

December 10 meeting
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December 12 meeting
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December 14 meeting
Link to recording

December 16 6- 8pm
Link to recording

 

Link to PDF of Power-point Presentation: English | Español | 中文 (繁體/ | 简体) | Русский

WORKING GROUP REPORT

The Working Group developed actionable recommendations in three categories: Capital Finance, Resident Rights and Protections, and Resident Engagement. This report details recommendations within each and outlines next steps for implementation.

MEETING INFORMATION

Resident Meeting #3 - Design and Construction
On August 10 and 12, 2021, residents from Fulton and Elliott-Chelsea Houses attended an Information Session about the PACT Design and Construction process. During the virtual meeting, residents were given an overview of the construction and renovations that will happen at their development, including how NYCHA and our PACT partners will assess repair needs and the opportunities for resident participation through the process.

Link to a PDF of the presentation: English | Spanish | 中文 (繁體/ | 简体) | Русский

Link to a recording of the Information Session: CLICK HERE

Resident Meeting #2
On June 15 and 17, 2021, residents from Fulton, Elliott-Chelsea Houses attended an Information Session about Resident Rights & Responsibilities in the PACT program. During the virtual meeting, residents were given an overview of their continued rights and protections under the PACT program and given steps on how to prepare for the transfer to Project-Based Section 8.

 

Link to a PDF of the presentation: English | Spanish | 中文 (繁體/ | 简体) | Русский

Link to a recording of the Information Session: CLICK HERE

 

Meeting #1-
On April 13 and 14, 2021, residents from the Fulton and Elliott-Chelsea Houses were invited to attend an information session about the Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT) program and new construction strategies recommended by the Chelsea Working Group. During the virtual meeting, residents were given an overview of the PACT program, what it means for the Fulton and Elliott-Chelsea developments, and what to expect in the months ahead. Residents were able to ask questions and hear from their neighbors about the recommendations.

 

Link to a PDF of the presentation:English | Spanish | 中文 (繁體/ | 简体) | Русский

Recording of April 13 meeting:
Zoom link: CLICK HERE

Recording of April 14 meeting:
Zoom link: CLICK HERE

FULTON AND ELLIOTT-CHELSEA RFP

Information on the recently released Request for Proposals To Implement a Community-Driven Preservation and Investment Strategy for Fulton and Elliott-Chelsea Houses can be found on the NYCHA PACT Webpage: Resources for Developers and Vendors. Please visit this page for instructions on how to access the RFP.

RESIDENT REVIEW COMMITTEE APPLICATION

NYCHA is working with the TA Association and Citizens Housing & Planning Council (CHPC) to establish a review committee comprised of residents to play a key role in choosing the Development Team for Fulton and Elliott-Chelsea RFP.

The Resident Review Committee is an exciting opportunity for residents interested in being a driving force behind what the future of Fulton and Elliott-Chelsea Houses will look like! The Resident Review Committee will join NYCHA and HDC to help select the final Development Team.

Residents interested in applying for the Chelsea, Chelsea Addition, Elliott, & Fulton Houses Resident Review Committee can complete this online application or submit a paper copy to their property management office. Residents can also request a paper copy of the Resident Review Committee application be mailed to them by emailing FultonElliottChelseaRRC@gmail.com and providing their name and mailing address.

Applications are due on June 25th.

Have Questions? Contact us!

PACT Hotline: 212-306-4036
Email us: PACT@nycha.nyc.gov

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