FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 10, 2017
Housing Authority Unveils New Digital “NYCHA Journal” Newspaper, Improving & Modernizing Community Engagement
The NYCHA Journal has circulated in print since 1970 and communicates important Housing Authority information and news to residents and the community.
Launching this new online NYCHA Journal moves the Authority closer towards its NextGen NYCHA goal to modernize and offer residents higher quality customer service.
NEW YORK––The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) unveiled a new digital NYCHA Journal last week. The NYCHA Journal has circulated in print since 1970 and communicates important Housing Authority information and news to residents and the community.
“The new digital NYCHA Journal is inspired by our NextGeneration NYCHA vision of safe, clean and connected communities,” said NYCHA Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye. “We’re using technology to increase efficiency, save money, and most importantly, communicate with residents in new and innovative ways.”
A key goal of NextGeneration NYCHA, the Authority’s ten-year strategic plan, is to become a modern and efficient landlord, which includes better communication with residents. Technology is an important tool for ensuring residents are aware of the latest developments that may impact their lives, which is why the digital launch of the Journal is such a critical milestone. The digital NYCHA Journal enables the Authority to more efficiently connect with residents about important changes, new initiatives and resident stories. The online NYCHA Journal can be updated in real time and stories can be shared on social media as well.
NYCHA is committed to improving its relationship with residents and encouraging a real dialogue. The NYCHA Journal will facilitate a conversation between residents and the Authority and gives everyone the opportunity to suggest new story ideas and share feedback. The online version is available anywhere and anytime, on computers, phones and tablets. It is designed to be easily sharable on social media to increase communication between residents, the New York community and the Authority.
NYCHA will continue to print the Journal as well with distribution focused on community centers, senior centers and NYCHA central office locations.
To check out the digital NYCHA Journal, go to nychajournal.nyc.
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.