Press Releases

2018 Press Releases

NYCHA Launches Updated Heating Dashboard and New Map Features for Improved Transparency
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

NYCHA Announces Robin Levine as New Chief Communications Officer
Friday, March 9, 2018

Open Letter to Residents from NYCHA Chair & CEO Shola Olatoye
Friday, March 2, 2018

NYCHA & HPD Release a Request for Proposals to Develop a New Mixed-Income Building at La Guardia Houses
Thursday, March 1, 2018

NYCHA Hosts Inaugural Speed Mentoring Event for Resident Members of its Youth Leadership Council
Thursday, February 22, 2018

NYCHA Honors Second Cohort of Graduates from Sandy Jobs Training Program
Friday, February 16, 2018

NYCHA Releases 2017 End of Year Report on $3 Billion Fema Grant
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Statement from NYCHA Chair & CEO Shola Olatoye on the President's Budget
Monday, February 12, 2018

Mayor de Blasio Invests $200 Million to Replace Boilers and Upgrade Heating Systems at 20 NYCHA Developments
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

NYCHA Announces New Partnerships to Raise $40 Million for Repairs, Build New Affordable Homes
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Mayor de Blasio Appoints Vito Mustaciuolo as General Manager of NYCHA
Monday, January 22, 2018

NYCHA Announces New Partnerships to Repair and Upgrade 1,700 Apartments Across 17 Developments
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Mayor de Blasio Dedicates $13 Million to Speed NYCHA Response to Heat Outages and Replace Equipment at Hardest-Hit Buildings
Thursday, January 18, 2018

NYCHA, The Fund for Public Housing and CUNY Launch Resident Leadership Academy to Empower Next Generation of NYCHA Resident Leaders
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

NYCHA Announces $103 Million in New Energy Contracts to Improve Efficiency and Heating at 41 Developments
Monday, January 8, 2018

2017 Press Releases

Starting Monday, New York City to Offer Free Lead Testing for 3,000 NYCHA Children
Friday, December 15, 2017

Crime at NYCHA Down by 7% in 2017, Decreases in All Five Boroughs
Thursday, December 14, 2017

NYCHA, CM Reynoso & NYPD Housing PSA #3 Tour Site of Future Playground at Hylan Houses
Monday, December 11, 2017

NYCHA Announces Sweeping Changes To Overhaul Operations
Friday, November 17, 2017

Statement From NYCHA on Lead Compliance
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Fact Sheet on Lead Compliance
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Plus Pool Honors the President of the Fund for Public Housing for Outstanding Commitment to NYC Community
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

In Only 6 Hours, NYCHA & KaBoom! Build Community Playground at Pomonok Houses
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

NYCHA Honors First Cohort of Graduates From Sandy Job Training Program
Monday, November 6, 2017

NYCHA & Hudson Guild Provide Critically Needed Senior Services Through New Center for Low Income Chelsea Residents
Friday, November 2, 2017

NYCHA Begins $123 Million Sandy Recovery Project at Redfern Houses in Queens
Friday, October 27, 2017

New Jobs Plus Center Creates Career Opportunities & Financial Stability for Public Housing Residents
Thursday, October 26, 2017

NYCHA Expands Successful NextGen Operations Program Manhattan-Wide
Friday, October 20, 2017

The Fund for Public Housing Announces Inaugural NYCHA Tech Pilots Winners
Monday, October 16, 2017

De Blasio Administration Launches First Large-Scale Solar Program at NYCHA
Friday, October 13, 2017

NYCHA Announces Full Rollout of Handhelds for Frontline Staff, Achieving Key Technology Milestone
Friday, October 13, 2017

Housing Authority Unveils New Digital “NYCHA Journal” Newspaper
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

NYCHA Celebrates 80 Year Anniversary Of Historic Harlem River Houses
Monday, October 2, 2017

NYCHA Unveils NextGen Neighborhoods Site at Cooper Park Houses to Provide Overdue Repairs for Residents & New Community Features
Monday, October 2, 2017

NYCHA, The Fund For Public Housing, & Ioby Launch Innovative Crowdfunding Portal for Resident-Driven Sustainability Projects
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

23 Outstanding Public Housing Residents Receive NYCHA-CUNY Scholarships
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

NYCHA Breaks Ground on Landmark $550 Million Sandy Recovery Project at Red Hook Houses
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

NYCHA Achieves Key NextGen Goal, Completes Roll Out of Online Annual Recertifications for All Residents
Friday, September 1, 2017

NYCHA Awarded High Performer Status for Section 8 Program From HUD
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

NYCHA & Citi Bike® Announce Partnership to Open Citi Bike Operations Facilities at Riis Houses
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Statement From NYCHA on Lead Compliance
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Letter From NYCHA Chair on Lead Compliance
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

NYCHA Announces Expansion of Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT) Program to Protect Long-Term Affordability for Over 4,000 Unfunded Apartments
Thursday, July 13, 2017

NYCHA, NYS, and HUD Announce $560 Million Upgrade and Preservation of NYCHA’s Ocean Bay Bayside Apartments in Far Rockaway
Monday, June 19, 2017

NYCHA Recognized for Excellence in Project Management by the Construction Management Association of America
Thursday, June 15, 2017

HUD & NYCHA Partner to Connect Dads to Their Families, Communities & Resources Ahead of Father’s Day
Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Fund for Public Housing Launches Innovative Tech Competition to Partner with City’s Startups & Benefit Public Housing
Friday, June 9, 2017

De Blasio Administration Announces Completion of Camera Installation at 22 NYCHA Developments
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

NYCHA Announces Completion of New Lighting at 18 Developments in Brooklyn, Benefitting More Than 36,000 Residents
Friday, June 2, 2017

NYCHA, HPD Call for 100% Affordable Housing Proposals at Sites Across the City
Thursday, June 1, 2017

NYCHA Releases Request for Proposals for Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT) Program to Raise Funds for Repairs & Protect 1,700 Public Housing Apartments
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Statement From NYCHA Chair on Trump Administration’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

NYCHA Breaks Ground at Coney Island Houses, Recovery Project Will Improve Quality of Life for More Than 1,100 Residents
Friday, May 19, 2017

NYCHA Announces New Digital Kiosks & Operations Milestones During “NextGen Up-Close”
Thursday, May 18, 2017

NYCHA Announces Developer Selection at Holmes Towers for NextGen Neighborhoods Program, Raising Critically Needed Funds for Repairs and Creating New Affordable Housing
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

“NextGen Up-Close” Checks in with New York City College of Technology Where NYCHA Residents are Getting Hands On Construction Training
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

On Second Anniversary of NextGen NYCHA, Mayor De Blasio Invests $355 Million to Replace Crumbling Facades
Monday, May 15, 2017

NYCHA’s Howard Avenue Receives $1 Million Energy-Efficiency Upgrades as First Project in Pilot by New York State Weatherization Assistance Program
Thursday, May 11, 2017

City Officials Join Artimus and Partners to Celebrate the Start of Construction at Robert Fulton Houses, A New 160-Unit Affordable Housing Development
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Resident Engagement Begins at La Guardia Houses to Create Affordable Housing and Raise Critical Funds for Badly Needed Repairs through NextGen Neighborhoods Program
Friday, April 28, 2017

NYCHA Launches Mold Busters, New Pilot Program to Combat Mold
Monday, April 24, 2017

NYCHA, HPD and HDC Announce New 100 Percent Affordable Housing Bringing 250 New Units to the South Bronx
Friday, April 21, 2017

NYCHA and DEP Celebrate Earth Day, Highlight Progress of Green Infrastructure Installation at Edenwald Houses in the Bronx
Thursday, April 20, 2017

NYCHA Recognized for Engineering Excellence by the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

NYCHA Begins Work on the Largest Public Housing Energy Savings Program in the Nation
Thursday, April 6, 2017

American Institute of Architecture Recognizes NYCHA’s Red Hook Houses Resiliency Project for Outstanding Design
Friday, March 31, 2017

NYCHA and HPD Announce List of Prequalified Developers for “100 Percent Affordable” Program
Thursday, March 30, 2017

NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye Delivers Speech on the Future of Public Housing at NAHRO Conference in Washington
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice & NYCHA Announce New Safety Lighting Completed Creating Safer Communities for More than 14,000 Brooklyn Residents
Thursday, March 16, 2017

NYCHA & Mayor’s Office of Tech + Innovation Announce Winning Proposals to Improve Energy Efficiency
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

NYCHA Helping Residents Get Every Dollar They’ve Earned in Tax Refunds this Year by Doubling the Number of Free NYCHA Tax Prep Sites
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

NYCHA Joins the NYC Carbon Challenge in Fight Against Climate Change
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Mayor De Blasio Investing $1 Billion to Replace Roofs at More than 700 NYCHA Buildings, Combatting Leaks & Mold
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Mayor De Blasio Appoints Public Housing Residents to the NYCHA Board
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

NYCHA Granted Approval to Include 1,700 Additional Units in Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT) Program, Raising $300 Million for Desperately Needed Repairs & Guaranteeing Permanent Affordability
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

NYCHA Announces New Partnership with “KaBOOM!” for Series of Resident-Led Playground Design Workshops and Community-Based Playground Building Days
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

2016 Press Releases

NYCHA Closes First Agreement Under Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT) Program in NYC, Ensuring Permanent Affordability & Bringing $325 Million for Repairs Benefiting Over 3700 Residents
Thursday, December 29, 2016

HUD Gives NYCHA an “A” for its Outstanding Section 8 Program Performance
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Mayor’s Office Of Criminal Justice and NYCHA Announce Completion of Major Safety Lighting Installations and Expanded Programs to Reduce Crime at Butler Houses and Castle Hill Houses in the Bronx
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Mayor de Blasio, HUD Secretary Castro, and T-Mobile Announce 5,000 Families in Bronx Public Housing to Receive Free Tablets and Mobile Internet Service
Friday, December 16, 2016

Statement From NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye on Selection of Ben Carson as HUD Secretary
Monday, December 5, 2016

Mayor De Blasio and NYCHA Announce Completion of Roof Replacements at Queensbridge Houses, North America’s Largest Public Housing Development
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice and NYCHA Announce Completion of 273 New Safety Lights and Expanded Programs to Reduce Crime at Saint Nicholas Houses in Manhattan
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

NYCHA Marks Sandy Anniversary with Major Reconstruction Projects; Record Number of Residents Employed in Recovery & Resilency Effort
Thursday, October 27, 2016

The New York Public Library and NYCHA Announce New, Larger Site for Macomb’s Bridge Branch
Thursday, October 27, 2016

City Seeks Partners & Solutions to Increase Energy Efficiency and Reduce Utility Costs
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye Addresses White House ‘Opportunity Project’ Forum
Thursday, October 6, 2016

NYCHA Announces Handheld Maintenance Initiative, Providing Frontline Staff with Smartphones to Streamline Repairs and Improve Customer Service; Introduces New Public Space Feature to Residents’ Mobile Repair App
Thursday, October 6, 2016

NYCHA and NYC Parks Invite Holmes Towers Residents to Shape the Design of New Playground
Friday, September 30, 2016

NYCHA, SBS, CITI, BOCNET, CDSC Launch Childcare Business Pathways, Connecting Public Housing Residents with Resources and Training to Open Home-Based Childcare Businesses
Thursday, September 29, 2016

NYCHA’S Digital Van gets in on the Pokémon Go Craze!
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

HUD Publishes Evaluation of Rental Assistance Demonstration
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

NYCHA Awards Thousands of Dollars in College Scholarships to Outstanding CUNY Students Living in Public Housing
Friday, September 16, 2016

NYCHA Breaks Ground on $88 Million Recovery and Resiliency Project at Astoria Houses; Third Major Funded Project of $3 Billion Fema Grant – Largest In Us History – Moves Forward
Friday, September 9, 2016

NYCHA Seeks Partners for Job Training Placement-Programs for Sandy Recovery Construction
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

NYCHA'S Digital Vans Win National Award for Excellence
Monday, August 29, 2016

NYCHA & City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer Announce Completed Installation of More Than 620 New Safety Lights at Ravenswood Houses in Queens
Thursday, August 18, 2016

NYCHA Awarded for Excellence in Budgeting
Monday, August 15, 2016

Delivering for Public Housing: Mayor De Blasio Announces Completion of 358 New Safety Lights and Expanded Programs to Reduce Crime at Staten Island’s Stapleton Houses
Thursday, August 4, 2016

NYCHA Breaks Ground on $41 Million Recovery and Resiliency Project in Coney Island; Second Major Funded Project of $3 Billion Fema Grant – Largest in US History – Moves Forward
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

NYCHA, IDNYC Announce New Partnership to Expand IDNYC Benefits to Public Housing Residents Citywide
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

NYCHA Recognized for Excellence in Construction Management, with Large-scale Projects Complete Ahead of Schedule
Thursday, July 21, 2016

De Blasio Administration Pushes for More Non-Profit, MWBE Partners for Affordable Housing Development
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

NYCHA Unveils Third Digital Van, Expanding Internet Access in Public Housing Communities
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

NYCHA Youth Score Big with International Soccer Champion Christian Fuchs at Fox Soccer Academy
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Mayor De Blasio, NYCHA Announce Completion of Comprehensive Safety Lighting at Boulevard Houses
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

NYCHA and Trees New York Dedicate a Tree to Miss Susie
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

NYCHA & HPD Release a Request for Proposals for Two NextGen Neighborhoods Development Sites
Thursday, June 30, 2016

NYCHA Announces PACT (Permanent Affordabiliy Commitment Together) & Plans for $1 Billion in Major Upgrades to 5,200 Apartments
Thursday, June 30, 2016

NYCHA & HPD Release a Request for Proposals for 100% Affordable Housing in Mott Haven, South Bronx
Monday, June 27, 2016

NYCHA Launches New Fire Safety Initiatives During National Safety Month; FDNY to Host 100 Fire Safety Workshops at NYCHA Developments Citywide
Monday, June 27, 2016

DeBlasio Administration, U.S. Senator Schumer and Congressmen Meeks Break Ground On $67 Million Recovery & Resiliency Project In The Rockaways; First Funded Project Of $3 Billion Fema Grant – Largest In Us History – Moves Forward
Friday, June 24, 2016

NYCHA Seek a Partner for State-of-the-art Microgrid; Heat & Power Generation System at Red Hook Houses
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

NYCHA Appoints NextGen Neighborhoods Stakeholder Committee Members
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Delivering for Public Housing: Mayor De Blasio Announces Completion of 305 New Safety Lights and Expanded Programs to Reduce Crime at Brooklyn’s Bushwick Houses
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Lead-Based Paint and New York City Housing Authority: Facts
Sunday, June 12, 2016

NYCHA Appoints Joseph Kemp as Resident Public Safety Advisory Committee Member
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

NYCHA Launches New Elevator Safety Campaign to Kickoff National Safety Month
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Mayor De Blasio, Federal and City Housing Officials, Arker Companies and The Met Council to Celebrate the Opening of the Woodlands and Council Towers VII
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

NextGen NYCHA's First Year: (Re)Building Public Housing & New Affordable Housing, Engaging Residents at NYCHA
Thursday, May 26, 2016

NextGen NYCHA's First Year: Changing Funding, Improving Operations at NYCHA
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

NYCHA Marks First Anniversary of NextGeneration NYCHA Plan
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

NYCHA Receives $100,000 Federal Grant for Youth Reentry Services
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Agreement Reached to Implement Four-Month Joint Initiative to Expand Service Hours, Enhance Customer Service at NYCHA
Friday, April 29, 2016

NYCHA Recognized as Leader in Information Technology
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Mayor De Blasio Appoints Nnenna Lynch to NYCHA Board
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

NYCHA Reduces Energy Demand, Increases Efficiency Through Collaboration with Con Edison
Monday, April 25, 2016

Phase I of Renovations Complete for Randolph Houses in Central Harlem
Thursday, April 22, 2016

NYCHA Announces First Ever Comprehensive Sustainability Agenda for Healthy & Energy-efficient Public Housing
Thursday, April 21, 2016

NYCHA Takes Disciplinary Action Against Five Employees Following Tragic Elevator Accident; Appoints New Head of Elevator Services; Upgrades Elevator Policies, Safety Training, and Response Protocols
Friday, April 15, 2016

NYCHA Launches NextGen Neighborhoods Stakeholder Committees; Kicks off search for Resident Committee Members
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Community Leaders, Advocates, & Residents Support Expanded Service Hours
Monday, March 21, 2016

Elected Officials, Community Boards Support NYCHA's Flexible Operations (Flexops): Expanded Service Hours
Monday, March 21, 2016

Community Leaders, Advocates, & Residents Support Expanded Service Hours
Monday, March 21, 2016

NYCHA Announces Historic Changes to Operations With New Expanded Service Hours
Monday, March 21, 2016

NYCHA Completes Installation of New Lighting at Polo Grounds Towers
Thursday, March 10, 2016

NYCHA Launches New Public Safety Advisory Committee
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

NYCHA Releases Request for Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Proposals in Far Rockaway, Queens
Friday, February 19, 2016

Update: NYCHA All Hands Response to Extreme Cold Weather
Sunday, February 14, 2016

NYCHA Prepares for Extreme Cold Weather
Friday, February 12, 2016

NYCHA Releases First Quarterly Report Outlining Progress on NextGeneration NYCHA, the Authority’s 10-Year Strategic Plan
Thursday, January 21, 2016

NYCHA Announces Completion Of Major CCTV, Security Upgrades at 31 Developments Citywide
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

2015 Press Releases

Mayor Bill De Blasio Names Zaire Dinzey-Flores to NYCHA Board
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

NYCHA Launches New Interactive Sandy Recovery Map
Friday, December 23, 2015

NYCHA Releases Emergency Response & Preparedness End of Year Report
Friday, December 11, 2015

After 3 Years, NYCHA’s Long-Awaited Sandy Recovery Enters New Phase
Thursday, October 29, 2015

NYCHA Announces Progress, More Transparency in the First 100 Days of NextGen NYCHA
Thursday, October 1, 2015

NYCHA Launches New Mobile App “MyNYCHA,” Allowing Residents to Make Repair Requests From Anywhere, Anytime
Monday, September 21, 2015

NYCHA Starts Wyckoff, Holmes Engagement; Launches NextGen Neighborhoods
Thursday, September 10, 2015

NYCHA & NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs Announce New Grant to Support “Make Mott Haven”
Monday, August 31, 2015

De Blasio Administration Announces Start of $87 Million Queensbridge Houses Roof Replacement
Monday, August 24th, 2015

NYCHA Chair, City Council speaker, Manhattan District Attorney & Elected Officials Announce the Start of $80 million in New Public Safety Lighting Construction at 15 NYCHA Sites
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

NYCHA & Citi Announce Economic Empowerment Program for Public Housing Residents with Community Partners
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Mayor de Blasio Announces up to $10 million Investment in Free Broadband Service for Five NYCHA Developments
Thursday, July 16, 2015

NYCHA Announces Fundamental Improvements to Maintenance & Repairs in New “Fix-it-Forward” Initiative
Sunday, July 12, 2015

De Blasio Administration Announces Removal of Over 43,000 Feet of Sidewalk Shedding at NYCHA Developments Making Neighborhoods Safer & Cleaner Across City
Thursday, July 9th, 2015

NYCHA & HPD Release Request for Affordable Housing Proposals in Brooklyn, Bronx
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Statements on Vacancies
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

NYCHA General Manager Michael Kelly and Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia Join Sustainability Director Nilda Mesa To Announce New NYCHA Recycling Plan; All NYCHA Developments To Recycle By 2016
Friday, May 29, 2015

Coney Island Houses Basketball Court Dedication
Thursday, May 21, 2015

De Blasio Administration Unveils NextGeneration NYCHA: A Comprehensive Plan to Secure The Future Of City Public Housing
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Mayor de Blasio and HUD Secretary Castro Announce Nation's Largest Energy Savings Program for a Public Housing Authority
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Mayor de Blasio, Senator Schumer announce $3 billion in federal funds to repair and protect 33 Sandy-damaged NYCHA developments housing thousands — largest FEMA grant in history
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Mayor de Blasio and NYCHA Chair & CEO Olatoye announce Michael Kelly as NYCHA's next General Manager
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

De Blasio Administration and City Council Announce 29 NYCHA Developments to get new Cameras and Security Upgrades by Year's End
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Resignation of General Manager Cecil House
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Message From Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye and GM Cecil House on Ms. Toni Jackson
Saturday, March 7, 2015

NYCHA residents to get swifter capital repairs and access to union jobs and training through newly signed labor agreement with building trades union
Monday, March 2, 2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio Names Derrick D. Cephas to NYCHA Board
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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