Friday, November 1, 2019
Today we released our Second Quarterly Report covering the period from July 1 through September 30. In the second quarter, we have seen the beginning of positive changes at NYCHA and in its work. Most changes made thus far have not yet reached the day-to-day life of the residents and achieving improvements the residents can see is our top priority. The work thus far is building a sturdy foundation to achieve that goal, which you will see in this report.
Since the release of our First Quarterly Report, NYCHA has significantly increased the pace of its efforts to create effective Action Plans as required in the Agreement. That has come at the direction of new Chair & CEO, Greg Russ, who has shown his commitment to helping NYCHA succeed and to working with me and my team. Together, we have formed joint working groups to remedy deficient physical conditions and alsoto reform the existing organizational structure. We are now in a much stronger position to determine the quickest and most efficient way to remedy physical conditions at NYCHA as we assess NYCHA’s progress or lack thereof. In this report you will find updates on all critical subjects covered by the January 31 Agreement.
I welcome hearing your feedback and look forward to speaking with the residents at our upcoming Community Meeting on Staten Island and to our fourth Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting on December 3 which will be accessible by phone and streamed live on our website.
Bart M. Schwartz
Federal Monitor appointed pursuant to Agreement dated January 31, 2019