Federal Monitor Statement: New Leadership Structure at NYCHA

September 15, 2022

I am pleased with the newly announced leadership structure change, separating the roles of NYCHA Chair and CEO, which the Monitorship team has advocated in the past.

Separating the role of the CEO and Chair will strengthen the NYCHA Board’s ability to provide effective accountability and improve governance structure, including strategic and organizational planning, strong fiduciary oversight, financial management and other services that NYCHA residents need and deserve. Similarly, I have proposed that NYCHA adopt the codified best practices for Authorities in New York State which is aligned with Mayor Adams’ announcement today.

Very truly yours,

Bart M. Schwartz

Federal Monitor appointed pursuant to Agreement dated January 31, 2019