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 →

Mayor de Blasio Releases New Road Map To Build And Preserves 300,000 Affordable Housing

Mayor Bill de Blasio today released his “Housing New York 2.0” plan laying out new tools and programs to build and preserve affordable homes for 300,000 New York families – up from the previously announced goal of 200,000 homes. Continue Reading →

The Expansion Of Urban Farm Program At Public Housing Developments From Harlem To Hollis

The New York City Housing Authority will bring two urban farms to public housing developments in 2017, continuing a program launched in 2016 that brought farms to developments in Brownsville, Canarsie and East Harlem. Continue Reading →

First Lady McCray, Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Announce NYCHA Farm Expansion

First Lady Chirlane McCray, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, NYC Housing Authority Chair Shola Olatoye and Gabrielle Fialkoff, Senior Advisor to the Mayor and Director of the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Partnerships came together today. Continue Reading →

Rats, Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces $32 Million Neighborhood Rat Plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a $32 million, multi-agency plan to reduce the city’s rat population that targets the three most infested parts of city: the Grand Concourse area, Chinatown/East Village/Lower East Side and Bushwick/Bedford-Stuyvesant. Continue Reading →

Trump’s Budget Takes A ‘Meat Axe’ To Affordable Housing Budget From Harlem To Hollis

Still grappling with the implications of record cuts to federal public housing funding for 2017, NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye joined Senator Chuck Schumer outside the Elliot Houses in Chelsea on Tuesday to predict the impact of additional multi-million dollar cuts laid out in President Donald Trump’s draft “skinny budget” for Fiscal Year 2018. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Housing Chair Olatoye Investing $1 Billion In NYCHA Buildings From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Housing Authority Chair Shola Olatoye today committed $1 billion in City capital to replace deteriorating roofs on NYCHA buildings over the next 10 years. Continue Reading →