Sustainability Agenda


The Sustainability Agenda outlines NYCHA’s commitment to healthy and comfortable homes that showcase environmental stewardship and sustainable design. NYCHA is in the process of updating the Sustainability Agenda and the new document will outline how NYCHA can implement innovative technical solutions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while using an ethical and inclusive model to execute projects and engage residents. By designing sustainability into its buildings and communities, NYCHA is ensuring that New York City will have an affordable housing stock for the next generation. The new Sustainability Agenda will illustrate the progress to date in accomplishing the 2016 goals while setting new targets based on the latest data and reflecting NYCHA’s Blueprint for Change.

New Sustainability Goals

The Sustainability Agenda 2021 will be guided by the following Goals:

  • Goal 1: Reduce Greenhouse gas emissions by 80 Percent by 2050
  • Goal 2: Cultivate Healthy and Resilient Communities Based on Design Excellence
  • Goal 3: Empower Residents Through Community Activation and Workforce Development
  • Goal 4: Ensure Efficient Building Operations and Resource Management
  • Goal 5: Leverage all funding and financing toward healthier and decarbonized buildings

Preview the Sustainability Agenda 2021

NYCHA’s Sustainability Agenda 2021 preview outline is now available. Included is the vision for the document, the goals and strategies NYCHA is working to advance, and the next steps for the document’s release during the upcoming Climate Week in September of 2021.

Progress Reports

Additional Reports

Links and Resources