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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Meeting Notice: 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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First Quarterly Report

Monday, July 22, 2019

Pursuant to the January 31 Agreement, today we released our First Quarterly Report covering the period from my appointment on February 28 through June 30, 2019.

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Selection of the New NYCHA Chair and CEO

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Yesterday, it was announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson that Gregory Russ has been selected as the new permanent Chair and CEO of NYCHA… 

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Selection of a Management Consultant

Friday, May 31, 2019

The January 31 Agreement that appointed me as the Monitor mandates that institutional changes be made to NYCHA. It requires the City of New York to engage a third-party management consultant selected jointly by the City and the Monitor…

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Release of the First Quarterly Report

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Agreement between the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the New York City Housing Authority, and the City of New York requires that the Monitor releases the first quarterly report after June 30, 2019…

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