Press Release



NYCHA’s Recovery and Resiliency team awarded $2.36 billion in contracts by the end of 2018, expanded program to include repairs at Staten Island’s New Lane Area and Manhattan’s Lincoln Houses.

NEW YORK – Today, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) released its 2018 End-of-Year Report on the $3 billion FEMA grant to rebuild public housing impacted by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012.

Citywide, 35 NYCHA developments will benefit from the grant, the largest in FEMA’s history, improving the quality of life for more than 60,000 public housing residents whose homes and communities were devastated by Superstorm Sandy.

“Our unprecedented work to make New York City’s public housing infrastructure safer, stronger, and smarter for generations to come is well underway,” said NYCHA Executive Vice President for Capital Projects Deborah Goddard. “We remain committed to being transparent and accountable to our residents as we work to make their communities more resilient to future storms and sea level rise.”

In addition to the original 33 developments previously designated for recovery and resiliency work, the Authority also incorporated two new developments for smaller but necessary repairs: New Lane Area in Staten Island and Lincoln Houses in Manhattan.

Overall, major construction is underway at 29 developments, and all work is expected to be completed by 2022. NYCHA has awarded $2.36 billion in contracts, of which $1.26 billion of work is complete. This includes breaking ground on the Authority’s largest Recovery and Resiliency project, Red Hook Houses East and West; the first phase of $560 million in total investment is underway at the Brooklyn developments.

While recovery and resiliencyprojects are ongoing, residents at Sandy-impacted developments can already see and experience benefits of the completed work, including:

  • 86 roofs replaced;
  • 81 new hot water heaters installed;
  • 730 exterior lights installed;
  • 860 new security cameras installed;
  • 23 doors with new Layered Access Control systems;
  • 19 new annex buildings constructed, elevating new equipment above future flood levels, and 30 additional annex buildings currently in progress;
  • 45 new boilers placed inside elevated annexes or floodproofed structures at various stages of installation; and
  • 17 generators lifted onto development building roofs that are ready for future use in emergencies, and 52 generators lifted and at various stages of installation.

In addition to regular outreach to residents about Sandy-related work within their communities, the Recovery and Resiliency team continues to provide regular updates on the NYCHA Sandy Recovery website, which includes site-specific details on progress and an interactive map of all Sandy-related projects across its portfolio.

Click here to view the report.

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, and for regular updates on NYCHA news and services, connect with us via and