Queens Community Meeting Summary & Recording: July 13, 2021

On Tuesday, July 13, 2021, via Zoom, members of the NYCHA federal monitoring team, hosted a community meeting for Queens residents, tenant association presidents, elected officials, and community leaders. A recording of the meeting can be found here.

Resident Engagement Team Leader, Asha Muldro, opened the meeting and introduced key speakers for the evening including members of the monitoring team, Joseph Jaffe and Tamika Williams Moore.

Mr. Jaffe updated attendees on the issuance of the latest Monitor Quarterly report that included an update on the City-Funded Capital Action Plan, which is the latest of the many action plans the monitoring team has worked on with NYCHA to complete. This action plan is required under the HUD Agreement and stems from the City’s commitment made to HUD, the Southern District of New York and NYCHA to provide a total of $2.2 billion in additional capital funding to NYCHA over the ten years starting from when the monitorship began in 2019 and is required under the HUD Agreement. The plan commits NYCHA to complete specific capital projects for all the main Agreement pillar areas: lead-based paint and mold remediation and abatement, heat and elevator services, and pest/waste management services.

Tenant association presidents and residents from Queens’ developments were given the opportunity to ask questions and express their concerns.  NYCHA residents from outside the borough of Queens were also able to participate.  During the public session of the meeting, Mr. Jaffe, Deputy Monitor Dan Brownell, monitoring team member Dennis Walsh, and NYCHA senior officials responded to comments and questions.

Ms. Muldro announced upcoming meetings:

  • Community Advisory Committee Meeting – Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 6:00- 7:30 PM. It will be streamed live on the NYCHA Monitor’s YouTube channel.
  • Bronx Community Meeting – Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Please continue to check the www.nychamonitor.com website for meeting details.

Mr. Jaffe thanked everyone for joining the meeting and encouraged all attendees to keep up their efforts to ensure all NYCHA residents are safe and healthy.

If any resident feels a matter needs to be brought to the attention of the monitoring team, please contact the Monitor via email or by calling (844) 309-6080.

Note: Since adjourning this meeting, the following Town Hall meeting has been added to the NYCHA Monitor schedule and is open to all NYCHA residents and community members:

Federal Monitor Town Hall on the NYCHA Heat Action Plan

Thursday, July 29, 2021 * 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST

Click here for more details and to register.