Statement on the Third Community Advisory Committee Meeting

Monday, October 14, 2019

Last week, I convened the third meeting of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC). We had a fruitful discussion about many critical areas of needed improvement at NYCHA. I am encouraged by the rigor and collaborative nature of the discussion between the members of the CAC and the collective desire to bring meaningful change for the residents.

We received positive feedback from residents about both the new format of the CAC meeting and our discussion. The meeting is available on YouTube with 255 views and counting; the transcript is available here. A total of 27 people listened to the meeting by phone. I am confident that together we can come up with solutions that will soon begin to have a positive impact on the day-to-day conditions in the residents’ units and developments.

Each CAC member brings a unique perspective that adds immense value and will inform future recommendations to achieve decent, safe, and sanitary living conditions for NYCHA residents. The committee members are addressing several key issues, including capital funding for development projects and inefficiencies with Sybil, the computerized system that residents use for their annual recertifications.

To watch the full live-streamed CAC meeting, click here. You can also review the transcript of the meeting here.

Please help us spread the word about our upcoming community meeting in Staten Island to NYCHA residents and others interested parties. This meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 12 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the West Brighton Community Center at 230 Broadway, Staten Island. More information will be forthcoming.

In the meantime, I welcome hearing from you by email at [email protected] or by phone at 347-809-5555 or a toll-free number 844-309-6080. I look forward to seeing you on November 12.

Very truly yours,

Bart M. Schwartz

Federal Monitor appointed pursuant to Agreement dated January 31, 2019

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