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The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) provides decent and affordable housing in a safe and secure living  environment for low and  moderate- income residents throughout the five boroughs.  To fulfill this mission, NYCHA must preserve its aging housing stock through timely maintenance and modernization of its developments.  NYCHA also administers a citywide Section 8 Leased Housing Program in rental apartments.  Simultaneously, we work to enhance the quality of life at NYCHA by offering our residents opportunities to participate in a multitude of community, educational and recreational programs, as well as job readiness and training initiatives.

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NYCHA AND HPD CALL FOR 100% AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROPOSALS AT SITES ACROSS THE CITY

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) today released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development of 100 percent affordable housing apartments for seniors and families on the grounds of four NYCHA developments: Harborview Terrace in midtown Manhattan, Sumner Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, and Morrisania Air Rights and Twin Parks West, located in Morrisania and Fordham Heights in the Bronx.

NYCHA, HPD AND HDC ANNOUNCE DEVELOPERS FOR NEW 100 PERCENT AFFORDABLE HOUSING BRINGING 250...

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) today announced the selection of two teams to develop 100 percent affordable housing apartments for seniors and families at NYCHA’s Betances Houses V and VI in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx

NYCHA & CITI ANNOUNCE ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS

New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and Citi today announced “Doorways to Opportunity,” a multi-partner initiative that provides public housing residents across New York with access to employment opportunities, free financial counseling and entrepreneurship training in partnership with community organizations.

NYCHA ANNOUNCES FUNDAMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS TO MAINTENANCE & REPAIRS IN NEW “FIX-IT-FORWARD” INITIATIVE

Marking 100 days on the job, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) General Manager Michael Kelly today announced “Fix-It-Forward,” a major initiative to overhaul maintenance and repair operations and advance the NextGeneration NYCHA goal of operating as an efficient an effective landlord. In line with the Authority’s 10-year strategic plan to focus on its core business as a landlord, Fix-It-Forward offers common-sense fixes to key parts of NYCHA’s repair process to decrease response times and increase the customer satisfaction of residents moving forward.

NYCHA & HPD RELEASE REQUEST FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROPOSALS IN BROOKLYN, BRONX

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) today released the “Request for Proposal” (RFP) for potential developers to expand 100 percent affordable housing opportunities at three NYCHA developments, including Ingersoll (Fort Greene, Brooklyn), Van Dyke (Brownsville, Brooklyn) and Mill Brook (Mott Haven, the Bronx.) The plan to create affordable senior and family housing on underused NYCHA property was the outcome of an extensive and meaningful planning process with hundreds of residents and community advocates.

NYCHA residents to get swifter capital repairs and access to union jobs and training...

The Project Labor Agreement, or PLA, which applies to contractors and will impact major capital repairs such as construction and rehabilitation work, allows for greater flexibility in work scheduling and shift hours at affordable pay rates.

NYCHA Announces Developer/Manager for Project-based Section 8 Properties

New York, NY - November 8, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) today announced the selection of a development team to begin work at six of NYCHA’s project-based Section 8 properties. This transaction is part of a mixed-finance project that will both provide funding for critical work to improve the apartments and buildings to improve residents’ quality of life, and use energy more efficiently. NYCHA expects the development team to provide residents with dedicated daily maintenance and upkeep before, after and during the complete renovation of their apartments, buildings and property that it will undertake.

NYCHA Enhances Customer Service for Public Housing Applicants and Section 8 Voucher Holders

New York, NY - September 24, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York City Housing Authority has initiated another feature to improve customer service for public housing applicants and Section 8 voucher holders so that they can access their application status and update basic information online In April 2013, NYCHA launched its Self Service Portal, an Internet-based site that gives applicants easy access to view basic information about their public housing or Section 8 application without needing to visit in-person or call the Customer Contact Center. New York City residents can also now apply for public housing online, as well, with applications available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Russian.

The New York City Housing Authority Seeks Expressions of Interest in Development on Public...

New York, NY - August 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) today released a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) from developers for its Land Lease Initiative. The RFEI invites developers to submit proposals for the design, construction and operation of mixed-income rental housing – with retail, commercial or community facility space, where permitted, or required. In issuing an RFEI, NYCHA hopes to identify qualified development teams to demonstrate how the development of these parcels can benefit the Authority, public housing residents and the surrounding neighborhoods.

NYCHA Launches First-Ever Large-Scale Urban Farm on NYCHA Property

New York, NY - June 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda I. Gibbs and New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Chairman John B. Rhea today launched the Red Hook Urban Farm, a 1-acre urban agriculture installation and the first-ever large-scale community farm on NYCHA property. The model farm will serve as a source of fresh produce for the community while also providing a center for education, job training, and community engagement for residents.

NYCHA Names CAMBA Housing Ventures and CAMBA, Inc. Developer for Brownsville Supportive Housing Site

New York, NY - January 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) has announced that Brooklyn-based nonprofit CAMBA Housing Ventures, Inc. (CHV) has been selected as developer for the Van Dyke Supportive Housing Development Project. The plan calls for construction of a new mid-rise sustainable and contextual building with 100 units, landscaped areas, and on-site social services.

NYCHA Housing Court and Eviction Moratorium

New York, NY - November 26, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- From November 15, 2012 through January 1, 2013, NYCHA management staff in developments affected by Hurricane Sandy will not start any new housing court actions or perform evictions for residential tenants as follows

The New York City Housing Authority Continues Restoration and Remediation Efforts in Housing Developments...

New York, NY - November 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Now that electricity, elevators, heat and hot water have been restored in all developments impacted by Hurricane Sandy, the New York City Housing Authority has moved to the next phase of its recovery plan: remediation and repair for individual housing units. NYCHA will clean and remove mold or mildew created by Hurricane Sandy inside individual apartments, in addition to efforts to remove all trash and debris from hallways, stairs and common areas. The work will first be concentrated in NYCHA developments in Far Rockaway and Coney Island where there was significant flooding.

NYCHA Development Hurricane Sandy Progress Report

November 9, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- NYCHA is working to restore power, heat and hot water to developments currently without service due to the storm. During the past week NYCHA has returned heat and hot water to many buildings across the city and is working with the utility companies and other government agencies to restore these essential services to every NYCHA resident as quickly as possible

NYCHA Recieves $300,000 Planning Grant to Lead Revitalization Efforts in Bronx Public Housing Community

HUD allocation will enable NYCHA to preserve public housing, build stronger neighborhoods and develop innovative partnerships The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) has been...

The New York City Housing Authority Announces Plans to Create Thousands of New, Affordable...

New York, NY - September 25, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- New York City Housing Authority Chairman John B. Rhea today unveiled new initiatives that would bring hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue to the Housing Authority to help maintain and preserve public housing in New York City. At a breakfast sponsored by the Association for a Better New York, Chairman Rhea detailed a major plan to build new, private housing at NYCHA developments. The plan would create at least 1,000 permanently affordable housing units for low- and moderate-income families. The new developments would not displace any NYCHA residents and will bring millions of dollars each year to the Housing Authority that would go towards providing safe, secure and well-maintained housing for NYCHA residents at the sites and throughout the city

NYCHA Announces Receipt of $44 Million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Equity

New York, NY - September 14, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- NYCHA Chairman John B. Rhea announced the recent receipt of $44 million in low-income housing tax credit equity payments associated with NYCHA’s Federalization transaction. The purpose of the Federalization transactions was to make necessary repairs to the portfolio of 21 housing developments while also securing an additional $65-75 million in recurring annual federal operating and capital subsidies for 11,743 apartments at 13 of the 21 sites.

NYCHA Receives $10 million from the New York City Council to Hire Public Housing...

New York, NY - March 19, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York City Housing Authority applauds and welcomes City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn’s announcement today that NYCHA will receive $10 million from the City Council to help fund repairs and hire public housing residents to perform those repairs in Fiscal Year 2013. As the largest affordable housing provider in the city, NYCHA housing is a critical resource. Recent years have brought unparalleled fiscal challenges for NYCHA as it strives to maintain and preserve its 178,000 units of affordable housing.

NYCHA Joins with Construction & General Building Laborers’ Local 79, MTDC to Celebrate the...

New York, NY - November 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York City Housing Authority joined with Laborers’ Local 79 of the Mason Tenders District Council (MTDC) of Greater New York to celebrate the addition of more than 200 NYCHA residents into the union at a job site luncheon on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. in Harlem’s Johnson Houses. There are 35 NYCHA laborers, members of MTDC’s Laborers’ Local 79, currently working at Johnson Houses, 11 of which secured their jobs through NYCHA’s Section 3 efforts.

Mayor Bloomberg, Harlem RBI, New York Yankee Mark Teixeira and Officials Announce Development of...

New York, NY - June 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, New York City Housing Authority Chairman John Rhea, Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott and Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Matthew M. Wambua, New York Yankee Mark Teixeira and Harlem RBI Executive Director Rich Berlin today announced a partnership to develop a landmark, mixed-use facility in East Harlem that will include approximately 90 new affordable housing units, the DREAM Charter School and Harlem RBI’s program and office space. Scheduled to open for the 2014-2015 school year, the new school space will accommodate up to 450 students between kindergarten and eighth grade. The announcement took place on Harlem RBI’s Field of Dreams in East Harlem, where the Mayor was also joined by Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito, parents and students from DREAM Charter School and Harlem RBI program participants and alumni.

The New York City Housing Authority Board Approves Plan to Build the Harlem Children’s...

New York, NY - December 9, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York City Housing Authority Board Wednesday voted to approve the development of a new kindergarten-through-12th grade school and community center building at the St. Nicholas Houses development, to be built and operated by the Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ). This new and exciting project is part of NYCHA’s effort to meet President Obama’s Choice Neighborhoods and Promise Neighborhoods challenge to housing authorities to integrate their residents with the larger community and link them to outside educational resources. The school building, to be funded by HCZ with assistance from the School Construction Authority, will be available also for community programming, including the use of the gymnasium in the evenings and on weekends

$423 Million in New Federal Funding Will Support 70 Shovel-Ready Projects throughout NYCHA Developments...

New York, NY - April 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and members of the New York Congressional Delegation today announced selections for New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) projects that will benefit from $423 million of federal stimulus funding received under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which was signed by President Obama in February.

Stimulus Package Would Produce an Estimated $3 Billion in Economic Benefits and Over 3,500...

New York, NY - November 20, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) – The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), the nation’s largest public housing agency, today urged...

New York City Announces Development Teams to Build Affordable Housing on NYCHA Properties in...

Over 1,000 units will target low- and moderate-income New Yorkers in four separate sites. NYCHA will receive an estimated $29 million in revenue to...

Capital One Bank to Offer NYCHA Residents Convenient In-Bank Rent Payment Option

September 23, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — A new partnership between The New York City Housing Authority and Capital One Bank, N.A., will give residents...

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