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December 5, 2019 | Media Mentions

Federal Monitor Approves NYCHA’s Heat Action Plan

Federal Monitor Bart M. Schwartz and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) today issued the Heat Action Plan. The plan details the requirements for responding to a heat outage at every development and for providing alternative heating community spaces during prolonged outages. It also implements training for NYCHA’s staff and specifies how NYCHA must communicate, meet with and solicit feedback from the Resident Association Presidents and other residents.

“Every NYCHA resident is entitled to heat and hot water and … Read More

December 4, 2019 | Media Mentions

One-on-One with the NYCHA Federal Monitor

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Bart Schwartz talks about his position to monitor the New York City Housing Authority and help fix the troubled agency. In 10 months, his team has visited all 320 NYCHA developments and met 190 tenant presidents. He has filed two reports concerning NYCHA and has helped spend $450 million in state funds, replacing 165 elevators and 108 boilers.… Read More

November 19, 2019 | Media Mentions

NYCHA Fakers and Deceivers, Beware: Federal Monitor Empowers Authority to Make Criminal Referrals Over Shoddy Inspections

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As the federal monitor overseeing NYCHA, Bart M. Schwartz released an action plan to end deceptive inspection practices through retraining workers and educating them on how to identify and report problems, as well as the legal implications of not following the new strictures.… Read More

November 7, 2019 | Media Mentions

Federal Monitor and NYCHA Announce Action Plan for $450 million in State Reimbursement Funds

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”)” … Read More