NYCHA Receives $10 million from the New York City Council to Hire Public Housing Residents to Perform Crucial Repair Work

NYCHA Receives $10 million from the New York City Council to Hire Public Housing Residents to Perform Crucial Repair Work

New York, NY – March 19, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The New York City Housing Authority applauds and welcomes City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn’s announcement today that NYCHA will receive $10 million from the City Council to help fund repairs and hire public housing residents to perform those repairs in Fiscal Year 2013. As the largest affordable housing provider in the city, NYCHA housing is a critical resource. Recent years have brought unparalleled fiscal challenges for NYCHA as it strives to maintain and preserve its 178,000 units of affordable housing.

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The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) provides decent and affordable housing in a safe and secure living  environment for low and  moderate- income residents throughout the five boroughs.  To fulfill this mission, NYCHA must preserve its aging housing stock through timely maintenance and modernization of its developments.  NYCHA also administers a citywide Section 8 Leased Housing Program in rental apartments.  Simultaneously, we work to enhance the quality of life at NYCHA by offering our residents opportunities to participate in a multitude of community, educational and recreational programs, as well as job readiness and training initiatives.

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Phone: 212-306-3000

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