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January 15, 2020 | Media Mentions

NYCHA Records Fewer Heating Outages at Developments

The Wall Street Journal

Federal Monitor of the New York City Housing Authority, Bart M. Schwartz, comments on how NYCHA handles crises during a public hearing.… Read More

December 5, 2019 | Media Mentions

NYC Housing Authority Releases Its Much Anticipated Heating Action Plan

New York Daily News

The New York City Housing Authority released its much-anticipated heating action plan Thursday after two months of delays and much official hand-wringing. The plan, which is required under a monitoring agreement with the federal government, will be distributed to heating plant technicians and other workers this month. The required release date of the plan was Oct. 1.… Read More

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


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