Public Safety Advisory Committee

What is the Public Safety Advisory Committee?

As part of NextGeneration NYCHA, the New York City Housing Authority will soon launch a Public Housing Advisory Committee. It will build on the strengths of NYCHA communities to improve resident safety and quality of life. Of the resident PSAC members, the Advisory Committee is recruiting two young NYCHA residents (age 18 to 24) to serve on the committee.

Resident Advisory Committee Members

It is vital to the success of coordinated public safety efforts that resident voices continue to be the central focus of NextGeneration NYCHA’s security efforts. Additionally, it is important that young adults living in NYCHA be represented. The Department of Public Safety wants to hear from all interested residents about how they would like to contribute their unique perspectives to the Advisory Committee. The resident Advisory Committee members, working with the entire committee, will help inform, develop and oversee the implementation of a plan, the NextGen Public Safety Blueprint.

The application period will close at 5 pm, March 31, 2016. The position is a volunteer role that will require a commitment of approximately 5-10 hours per month, including one public Advisory Committee meeting each quarter.

Who can apply?

In order to be selected, an applicant must:

  • Be a current NYCHA resident over the age of 18 (residents between the ages of 18 and 24 strongly encouraged to apply).
  • Be available for 5-10 hours per month, including quarterly public Advisory Committee meetings.
  • Be willing and able to communicate via email.
  • Commit to participate for at least one year.

All applicants must complete the online application and provide two contacts to serve as references.

All applicants must have a third contact submit a written letter of recommendation (one-page maximum) through NYCHA’s website.


Have a follow up question? Please email Patrick O'Hagan or call 212-306-8800 for more information.