Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 26, 2019

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NYCHA TO DELIVER WORK ORDER REPAIRS FOR PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS IN THIRD SATURDAY BLITZ OF 2019

As part of NYCHA’s successful Saturday work order blitz initiative, the Authority will be out across the City again on Saturday at six developments to tackle open maintenance work orders, annual recertifications for residents.

NEW YORK – Today, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) will be out across the City at six developments for its third Saturday blitz of 2019, as part of NYCHA’s push to find innovative ways to quickly perform repairs and effectively engage and assist public housing residents.

“Staff continues to complete repairs and assist residents at a record pace as part of our Saturday work order blitz initiative. Addressing more than 3,000 work orders and over 500 annual recertifications in just four Saturdays is a huge step forward, but we are not stopping there. Our hardworking and dedicated staff will be out again today across the City to deliver results for our residents,” said NYCHA General Manager Vito Mustaciuolo “Under the leadership of Mayor de Blasio, we remain focused on being a better landlord, and that means addressing our residents’ needs and bringing real improvements to their homes one repair at a time.”

Previously, staff closed more than 3,300 maintenance work orders and completed over 500 annual income recertifications at 20 developments citywide during the Authority’s prior Saturday blitzes

While NYCHA developments have limited staffing during weekends, staff will respond to nearly 1,000 maintenance work orders at Surfside Gardens in Brooklyn, Webster Houses and Marble Hill Houses in the Bronx, Washington Houses and Jefferson Houses in Manhattan, and Hammel Consolidated in Queens.

Regular and extra staff will be on site from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 26. Also, Housing Assistants will be available at the respective management offices to help residents with their annual income recertifications.

Efforts like the Saturday blitz initiative and the expansion of NYCHA Cares – a $20 million initiative funded by the de Blasio administration to tackle the skilled trades backlogs – make up major components of NYCHA 2.0, a plan to ensure quality affordable housing for all NYCHA residents.

These work orders do not include emergency health and safety repairs, which are addressed immediately by the Authority.

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. Over 390,000 New Yorkers reside in NYCHA’s 316 public housing developments and PACT/RAD developments formerly managed by NYCHA around the five boroughs. Over 190,000 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.