NYCHA Leadership

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“Shola Olatoye Deserves Our Support”

By Hazel N. Dukes, City & State

“City & State” published an op-ed written by Hazel N. Dukes, President of the NAACP New York State Conference, on February 7, 2018:


A Fresh Start

NYCHA’s New Year’s resolution: Continue to work tirelessly on our NextGeneration NYCHA commitment to create safe, healthy communities for our residents and connect them to exceptional services and programs throughout the five boroughs.


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Mayor Appoints New GM

Today, NYCHA announced that Michael Kelly is stepping down from his role as General Manager, effective February 22. Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Vito Mustaciuolo as acting General Manager while NYCHA performs a nationwide search for the position.


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Crime Is Down 7 Percent at NYCHA

Watch NYCHA’s Vice President for Public Safety Gerald Nelson on NY1 discussing the Authority's major progress in addressing and reducing crime in public housing: In 2017, crime has dropped 7 percent at NYCHA developments.


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Chair Olatoye “In Focus” on NY1

Interviewed by former NYCHA resident and NY1 Anchor Cheryl Wills


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Watch NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye on NY1

NYCHA Chair & CEO Shola Olatoye appeared on NY1 this morning to discuss NYCHA’s lead-based paint inspection and remediation program. 


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Chair Testifies at City Council Hearing

Today, NYCHA Chair & CEO Shola Olatoye appeared before the New York City Council Public Housing Committee to discuss the facts about lead paint compliance.


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Lending a Hand to Americans in Need

J.A. Stakenburg, Director of NYCHA’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM), spent 15 days in Puerto Rico helping with recovery efforts from Hurricane Maria’s catastrophic destruction on the island.


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NYCHA Chair on Leonard Lopate

On November 21, NYCHA Chair & CEO Shola Olatoye visited WNYC’s “The Leonard Lopate Show” to discuss the state of public housing.  

Listen to the interview here:


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“The boss at NYCHA deserves support”

The Daily News published an op-ed written by Deborah Wright, formerly a NYCHA board member and Commissioner of the City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of the Partnership for New York City, on November 25, 2017:



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