One of NYCHA Chair Greg Russ’s top priorities during his first 100 days on the job is to meet with NYCHA residents and staff across the city to hear how we can best work together to make progress. In addition to joining residents for Family Days and holding discussions with Resident Association members, Chair Russ toured apartments and development grounds with NYCHA staff, elected officials, and HUD employees to learn about the specific needs of each development.
So far, Chair Russ has visited Rangel Houses and Robbins Plaza in Manhattan; Queensbridge Houses in Queens; Marlboro, Tompkins, and Marcy Houses in Brooklyn; Patterson and St. Mary’s Park Houses in the Bronx; Richmond Terrace and Stapleton Houses in Staten Island; and other NYCHA sites. He helped distribute free backpacks and school supplies to more than 500 children from three NYCHA developments in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He also visited Betances Houses and Ocean Bay Apartments to hear from residents how their developments have been transformed through NYCHA’s Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT) program.