8:30 AM08:30

NYHC Policy Symposium: Affordable Housing Strategies to Help Preserve Public Housing

With a $17 billion backlog of unmet capital needs, can affordable housing strategies be applied to the nation's largest housing authority to help preserve aging public housing in need of costly repairs? Policy makers, practitioners and resident leaders will discuss HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) and plans to build on NYCHA land. 

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7:00 PM19:00

Learn About RAD from Baltimore

Dinner and discussion with the Housing Commissioner, COO and residents from Baltimore’s Housing Authority.

Baltimore is preserving 4,000 units of public housing through the RAD program and this is a great opportunity to learn about their experience from both the housing authority and resident perspective!

RSVP here before Friday September 16th.
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6:00 PM18:00

Beyond Bricks and Mortar: Stories of Community and Resilience

Beyond Bricks and Mortar: Stories of Struggle & Hope in the Face of Disinvestment & Gentrification

A collaborative documentary project focused on the lives of public housing residents

Join us for the opening of a collaborative project featuring stories of community and resilience from public housing residents organized byMore Art, Cynthia Tobar, & Aldo Soligno. Featuring RBSCC and their Hope Gardens Senior Center.

"This collaborative documentary project between public housing residents and community organizations/volunteers seeks to highlight the lives and experiences of residents in public housing residents as they face the changes in their communities resulting from diminishing affordable housing stock and gentrification. 

This multi-media exhibit aims to bring longevity to public awareness around the issues that residents have had to contend with for decades. Through this project, we hope to inspire action towards preserving and improving affordable for our forgotten neighbors in public housing.

Utilizing various media platforms such as video and photography; “Beyond Bricks and Mortar” will foster intergenerational partnerships with young people, adults and seniors to collect and convey the stories of their lived experiences."

Co-presented by Casa Experimental & Disclaimer Gallery
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4:00 PM16:00

NYCHA PACT meeting at 85 Palmetto Street

State Senator Martin M. Dilan and Assemblyman Erik M. Dilan, in conjunction with Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council, Inc. and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), are hosting a meeting on the impact of NYCHA’s PACT program on residents at 85 Palmetto St.

NYCHA representatives will present the program to residents and answer their questions.

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5:30 PM17:30

NYCHA Public Hearing on the Draft FY 2017 Annual PHA Plan

  • Borough of Manhattan Community College (map)
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NYCHA will hold a public hearing at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) in Manhattan on August 3, 2016.  Written comments regarding the Draft Annual PHA Plan for FY 2017 are encouraged. To be considered, submissions must be received via United States Postal mail or fax no later than August 4, 2016.  Faxed submissions will be accepted at (212) 306-7905.

Comments may be sent to the following address and comments may also be emailed

Public Housing Agency Plan Comments
Church Street Station
P.O. Box 3422
New York, New York 10008-3422

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6:30 PM18:30


  • Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza (map)
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NYCHA will submit Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) applications to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Summer 2016, and will hold meetings with residents to educate them about the RAD program.

New York City's RAD will be called Permanent Affordability Commitment Together - PACT

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