City Hall in Your Borough: NYCHA Queens Edition

City Hall in Your Borough: NYCHA Queens Edition
NYCHA joined Mayor Bill de Blasio for “City Hall in Your Borough” in Queens for July 17 to 21. “As one of the most diverse places on the planet, Queens is a fitting place to celebrate the diversity and strength that NYCHA brings to our city,” said Chair Shola Olatoye.
 
July 18
On July 18, NYCHA participated in the City’s Resource Fair at Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens. NYCHA’s Emergency Services Mobile Command Bus parked outside of the venue to help NYCHA residents with work order issues.
 
July 19
On July 19, NYCHA General Manager Michael Kelly and Queens management staff attended a Mayoral Town Hall in Astoria to ensure that any NYCHA resident issues could be addressed on the spot.
 
July 20
On July 20, NYCHA General Manager Michael Kelly and Senior Vice President of Capital Projects Joy Sinderbrand led a tour of work-in-progress at Astoria Houses as part of Sandy Recovery and Resiliency efforts. Eight buildings at Astoria Houses were damaged by the storm; roofs are currently being repaired in addition to other resiliency efforts to protect the development from future environmental events.
 
July 21
On July 21, NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye and Assembly Member Catherine Nolan visited Urban Upbound’s Jobs-Plus site at Astoria to talk about the great work Jobs-Plus does in connecting residents to employment, financial incentives, and community support. The Chair announced that since the launch of NextGeneration NYCHA, NYCHA and its partners have connected more than 6,000 residents to jobs and nearly 15,000 residents to quality services.
 
NYCHA Queens Facts:
  • 21 developments with 15,716 apartments and 38,083 residents 
  • Queensbridge (North and South) is the largest public housing development in the City and North America.

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