NYCHA Leadership

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New Chief Compliance Officer

On November 20, 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the appointment of Edna Wells Handy to The New York City Housing Authority’s Executive Compliance Department as Acting Chief Compliance Officer. Handy will begin full-time in December.

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“Olatoye: Part of NYCHA solution”

Smith Houses Resident Association President Aixa Torres' letter of support for NYCHA Chair & CEO Shola Olatoye appeared in the “Voice of the People” section of the Daily News on November 18, 2017:

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City Hall in Your Borough: Manhattan

NYCHA joined Mayor Bill de Blasio for “City Hall in Your Borough: Manhattan,” from September 25 to 29, spending the week focused on the needs and concerns of Manhattan residents.  This was the fourth borough in the Mayor’s City Hall in Your Borough initiative.

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Building Stronger, Healthier Communities

Five years ago Superstorm Sandy devastated many New York City neighborhoods, impacting 80,000 NYCHA residents at 33 developments and 400 buildings. Last month, we broke ground on our largest Sandy Recovery to Resiliency project, a $550 million program at Red Hook Houses East and West. The first phase is a $63 million replacement of all 28 roofs at the developments.

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NYCHA Board Meetings

NYCHA’s board meetings, open to the public, take place on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the NYCHA 12th floor conference room at 250 Broadway.

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Letter From The Chair: Enjoying the Last Days of Summer

Summer – who doesn’t love it? It’s the time we all relax a little, get out in the sun and enjoy the warm weather, spending time with family and friends.

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Saving Public Housing

Shola Olatoye

Chair & CEO

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Chair of NYCHA, Shola Olatoye
A Sustainable NYCHA

April is traditionally the month when people around the world focus on the quality and sustainability of our precious environment.

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Chair of NYCHA, Shola Olatoye
Celebrating Our Community

Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress and the first black candidate for president from a major political party, once said, “Service to others is the rent that you pay for room on this earth.”

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Chair of NYCHA, Shola Olatoye
New Year, Big Changes

It’s January, the season of new beginnings. This month, the country will be experiencing a significant change in leadership. Many New Yorkers are feeling nervous and uncertain about what this could mean for them.

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