Sanitation Chief Kathryn Garcia To Head NYCHA, Mayor Bill de Blasio Says

Mayor Bill de Blasio picked the city’s sanitation commissioner to run the New York City Housing Authority Tuesday, one week after announcing a federal oversight deal and amid rising concerns over the scandal-laden agency‘s new leadership. Continue Reading →

Feds Raid NYCHA Office, In Probe Of Corruption And Coverup From Harlem To Hollis

NYDaily News reports that federal and city investigators seized records and computer hard drives from the city Housing Authority Wednesday — days after prosecutors released a damning report on the troubled agency. Continue Reading →

NYCHA State Of Emergency From Harlem To Hollis Could Cost City Hundreds Of Millions

Curbed NY reports that Earlier this month, Governor Andrew Cuomo officially declared a state of emergency on the New York City Housing Authority, calling for the appointment of an independent monitor who will oversee expedited repairs at public housing facilities. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Names Stanley Brezenhoff Interim Chair Of NYCHA From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced Stanley Brezenoff will serve as Interim Chair of the New York City Housing Authority, succeeding Shola Olatoye who will depart the post at the end of April 2018. Continue Reading →

Beleaguered NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye Is Resigning

NY Post reports that embattled NYCHA chair Shola Olatoye — who faced strong criticism for her handling of lead paint inspections and poor living conditions — is stepping down from her post, City Hall announced Monday. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: NAN Honors Shola Olatoye, NYCHA CEO In Harlem (Photographs)

Photographs by Seitu Oronde

On Thursday, December 19, 2017, a diverse group came together to honor Shola Olatoye, CEO NYCHA at the National Action Network (NAN) in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →