Bronx Community Meeting Summary-October 22, 2020

On Thursday, October 22, via Zoom, we hosted our Bronx Community Meeting. The meeting was hosted by the Federal Monitor, Bart M. Schwartz, and the monitoring team’s Resident Engagement Team Leader, Asha Muldro. More than 140 residents, tenant association presidents, elected officials, and members of the media connected to our virtual event.

In his comments, Mr. Schwartz reiterated the statement he made earlier that day about NYCHA’s Compliance Department, and the important work they had done in identifying even more children under 6-years-old who might be exposed to lead paint risks in units where they live or frequently visit. The monitoring team has been working with them in this effort. NYCHA is now taking steps to properly notify the families and inform them about next steps NYCHA will be taking to protect them.

Mr. Schwartz also provided an update on NYCHA’s organizational plan, some of his security and safety concerns at NYCHA developments that the monitoring team has seen, the installation of roof top fans to tackle mold issues, and NYCHA’s efforts to address the upcoming heat season.

The meeting continued with a public session in which residents expressed their concerns, provided recommendations, and asked questions. The virtual setting offered an opportunity for NYCHA residents outside of the Bronx community to also participate in the meeting. It was a very productive conversation.

The next Community Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2020, at 6:00 PM. It will be streamed live on the our YouTube channel. In addition, the Sixth Quarterly Report Letter will be issued shortly, and the next Community Meeting for Staten Island residents is scheduled for Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

Please continue to check our website for updates.