Federal Monitor Approves NYCHA’s Elevator Action Plan

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Today, I approved NYCHA’s Elevator Action Plan which includes a detailed step-by-step response plan for all elevator outages and no-service conditions, as well as capital and operational commitments by NYCHA designed to meet the requirements of the Jan. 31 Agreement.

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Community Meeting in Queens

Thursday, January 16, 2020

On January 9, at Queensbridge North we hosted our Queens Community Meeting. We heard from NYCHA residents, elected officials’ staff and the community about how we can achieve decent, safe and sanitary housing conditions as per the January 31 Agreement.

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Federal Monitor Approves NYCHA’s Heat Action Plan

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Federal Monitor Bart M. Schwartz and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) today issued the Heat Action Plan. The plan details the requirements for responding to a heat outage at every development and for providing alternative heating community spaces during prolonged outages.

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Monitor Approves Plan for $450 Million in State Funding

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Today Federal Monitor Bart M. Schwartz and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) announced the Action Plan that will govern the expenditure of $450 million in New York State capital reimbursement funds for the purchase and installation of new elevators and boilers at identified developments (the “GDA Action Plan”). The GDA Action Plan, drafted by NYCHA and reviewed and approved by the Monitor, implements the Funding Agreement between NYCHA and the Dormitory Authority of New York (DASNY) (the “Funding Agreement”)” reached between NYCHA and the State on September 5, 2019.

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Monitor Information Request: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Thursday, October 17, 2019

We are aware of residents’ safety concerns and the lack of adequate exterior lighting at many developments, which I briefly discussed in my First Quarterly Report. At our most recent Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting on October 7, I talked about a recent investigation done by Eyewitness News at Cypress Hill Houses in East New York.

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Third Community Advisory Committee Meeting

Thursday, September 26, 2019

On Monday, October 7, 2019, at 6:30 pm I will convene a meeting with our Community Advisory Committee (CAC) members. This meeting will be streamed live for public viewing and be accessible by phone at toll-free number 888-475-4499 and by entering passcode 269-000-305 for all who are interested to listen in.

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