Repair & Rebuild

a man and woman standing in the dirt, looking into a hole
Digging for History at Baruch Houses

NYCHA’s Sandy Recovery Work Sometimes Comes With History Lesson


two men fixing kitchen cabinets
NYCHA Cares to Tackle Repair Backlog

Over the next two years, a new NYCHA pilot program will improve quality of life for almost 9,000 residents by addressing more than 50,000 open skilled trades work orders at the three developments with the largest backlogs.


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Recovery to Resiliency: NYCHA’s 2017 Report on Sandy Recovery Projects

On February 14, 2018, NYCHA released a 2017 End of Year Report on the $3 billion FEMA grant to the Authority to repair and renovate the 33 NYCHA developments devastated by Superstorm Sandy. The FEMA grant, awarded in December 2015, is the largest in history.


group of people -- graduates from the Pathways to Apprenticeship program
First Class of Sandy Pre-Apprenticeship Program Graduates

Wyckoff Houses resident Alex Rodriguez wants to become an electrician and join a union. NYCHA’s Pathways to Apprenticeship helped him create a road map to reach that goal. 


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New Construction to Benefit 1,500 NYCHA Residents

On October 27, NYCHA started construction on a $123 million Recovery to Resiliency project at Redfern Houses in Far Rockaway, Queens. NYCHA will replace all nine of the development’s roofs, install cameras, renovate playgrounds and lighting, and build a new community center that will house a childcare center and full back-up emergency power generators. The project, which benefits about 1,500 residents, will provide 20 NYCHA residents with Section 3 jobs and is expected to be complete by summer of 2019.


six people standing on a roof holding shovels
Breaking Ground on New Roofs

NYCHA Begins Sandy Recovery Work at Red Hook Houses


A black boiler being hoisted by a crane to the top of a roof.
A Big Lift at Coney Island

As part of Sandy Recovery and Resiliency Program, NYCHA has begun installing new boilers and fuel tanks at the Coney Island Houses.


Digging in at Coney Island

In May, NYCHA broke ground on a $90 million design and construction project to fully restore and strengthen the development. This involves roof replacements, installation of standby generators for backup power, new electrical systems and flood-protected boilers, flood-prevention measures, new lobbies, upgraded playgrounds and recreational areas, a new multi-purpose room for residents, and new lighting, security cameras, and state-of-the-art security entrance doors.


Urban Archaeologist Dr. Joan Geismar
Unearthing the Past at Gowanus Houses

NYCHA’s Sandy Recovery to Resiliency staff had a history lesson that got a little dirty when they teamed up with urban archaeologist Dr. Joan Geismar for a dig at Gowanus Houses on April 5.



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