FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2019
STATEMENT FROM NYCHA INTERIM CHAIR AND CEO KATHRYN GARCIA ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PROPOSED FY2020 BUDGET
“Once again, President Trump has demonstrated his intention to walk away from the federal government’s responsibility to support public housing. We have fought these draconian cuts before, with support from Senator Schumer and our Congressional delegation, and we will fight them again. We will not stand by as the federal government tries to abandon the hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who rely on this funding.”
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.