Communities

Family Fun Day Includes Birthday Celebration

International Tower residents held their annual Family Day on July 21, 2017. The event was highlighted by the birthday celebration of one of the development’s eldest residents, Elisa Merle, 92. There was plenty of great food, music, and games for everyone.

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Angie Pitts sits at a table.
A Survivor Finds Power in Her Voice

It’s National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and one survivor is sharing how she found strength and empowerment through self-defense training and by telling her story to others.

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Five people, including Assembly Member Latrice Walker, stand in front of new stoves.
Brownsville Houses Residents Receive New Kitchen Appliances

Thanks to $1 million in funding from New York State Assembly Member Latrice Walker, more than 1,300 families at Brownsville Houses received brand new refrigerators and stoves.

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Chair Shola Olatoye shakes hands with a young boy.
National Night Out: Partnerships

On August 2, NYCHA Chair & CEO Shola Olatoye, General Manager Michael Kelly, and other NYCHA executives celebrated the 34th annual National Night Out with NYCHA residents, NYPD officers, community board representatives and elected officials at NYCHA developments across the five boroughs.

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Assemblymember Maritza Davila and children planting a garden in Bushwick.
Hands-on Learning at Hope Gardens

Elementary students at P.S. 376 in Bushwick, Brooklyn, recently received the gift of an outdoor classroom, thanks to their science teacher, a partnership between the school and NYCHA, and the support of Assembly Member Maritza Davila.

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Ninfa Segarra at La Guardia Houses
From La Guardia Houses to City Hall

Ninfa Segarra moved into La Guardia Houses as a child in 1955 – before all of the development’s buildings had even been completed – and lived there until she got married. As the Deputy Mayor for Education and Human Services, she oversaw several agencies, including NYCHA, in the 1990s. The NYCHA Journal spoke with Ms. Segarra about her upbringing and her life’s work.

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Brevoort Houses Clean Up

The youngest Brevoort Houses residents pitched in to clean their development’s grounds. On June 3, residents, community members, NYPD Neighborhood Coordination Officers, and CAMBA employees participated in the clean-up day organized by Resident Association President Pansy Nettles

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Tracy Lovelace Keeps an Eye on the Brooklyn Resident Watch Program

Tracy Lovelace is the coordinator of the Resident Watch program in Brooklyn. For more than 40 years, thousands of residents have volunteered their time as Resident Watch members, patrolling their developments and fostering safety, security, and community pride in collaboration with property management staff.

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NYCHA Board Member Goes to DC
Saving Public Housing: Reflections on Visiting Washington, D.C.

Two NYCHA residents went to Washington, D.C. to discuss saving public housing.

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New, Easier Process for Lifting Permanent Exclusion

NYCHA has made the process for lifting permanent exclusions simpler and clearer.

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