NEW YORK, NY – The New York City Housing Authority’s maintenance and construction repair teams will be out across the City on Saturday’s.
“Staff continues to complete repairs and assist residents at a record pace as part of our Saturday work order blitz initiative. Addressing more than 3,000 work orders and over 500 annual recertifications in just the last four Saturdays is a huge step forward, but we are not stopping there. Our staff will continue to be out across the City to deliver results for our residents,” said NYCHA General Manager Vito Mustaciuolo.
Staff closed more than 3,300 maintenance work orders and completed over 500 annual income recertifications at 20 developments citywide during the Saturday blitzes. Efforts like the Saturday blitz initiative and the expansion of NYCHA Cares – a $20 million program are tackling the skilled trades backlogs, said Mustaciulo.
Almost 400,000 New Yorkers reside in NYCHA’s 325 public housing developments around the five boroughs, and another 200,000 receive subsidized rental assistance in private homes through the NYCHA-administered Section 8 Leased Housing Program.