FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 12, 2017
NYCHA, CM REYNOSO AND NYPD HOUSING PSA #3 TOUR SITE OF FUTURE PLAYGROUND AT HYLAN HOUSES
CM Reynoso worked with the Resident Association and NYCHA to fund a full renovation of the Hylan Houses ParkHylan Houses residents and staff join Council Member Reynoso (5-L), NYCHA General Manager Michael Kelly (4-R) and NYPD Housing PSA #3 at the site of an upgraded playground.
NEW YORK —Today, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) toured the site of a much needed new playground at Hylan Houses with Council Member Antonio Reynoso and members of NYPD Housing’s PSA #3. The Council Member provided $350,000 to renovate the site, which should be completed by early Spring 2018.
Statement by NYCHA General Manager Michael Kelly: “NYCHA residents deserve homes they can be proud of. Council Member Reynoso’s support on this playground and many other projects throughout his district has been critical in improving resident quality of life. Through our continued partnership with local elected officials, we are one step closer to making our NextGeneration NYCHA goal to provide safe, clean and connected communities a reality.”
Statement by Council Member Antonio Reynoso on the new playground: “For years the playground at Hylan Houses was dim, unusable, and uninviting. It was important for me to advocate on behalf of the residents of Hylan Houses during my first budget negotiation as a Council Member – and today marks the fruition of those efforts. The upgrades to the single playground at Hylan Houses will be bright, innovative and welcoming. I look forward to my continued partnership with the Tenant’s Association and residents of the development to improve their quality of life.”
Pictures and video footage available here. Password is Hylan.
Hylan Houses resident discusses the playground project with Council Member Reynoso and NYCHA General Manager Michael Kelly.
About the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)
NYCHA’s mission is to increase opportunities for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers by providing safe, affordable housing and facilitating access to social and community services. More than 400,000 New Yorkers reside in NYCHA’s 326 public housing developments around the five boroughs, and another 235,000 receive subsidized rental assistance in private homes through the NYCHA-administered Section 8 Leased Housing Program. For more information, visit www.nyc.gov/nycha and for regular updates on NYCHA news and services, connect with us via www.facebook.com/NYCHA and www.twitter.com/NYCHA.