Join City Limits’ reporters and a group of panelists at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9 for a virtual talk about the future of NYCHA, as the housing authority kicks off the first vote for tenants to choose which funding model they want for their development.

Scott Heins

A building at NYCHA’s Nostrand Houses, where residents will be the first to vote this month on what funding model they want for their homes.

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is at a crossroads. Struggling to address a mammoth $78.3 billion capital repairs tab, the nation’s largest public housing system is asking residents at selected campuses to vote on what funding model they want for their developments, starting this month at Brooklyn’s Nostrand Houses.

Their choices? Remain under the federal Section 9 program, or convert to Section 8 through either the ongoing PACT initiative or by converting to NYCHA’s newly formed Preservation Trust. To learn more about these options and what’s at stake, join City Limits for a virtual talk on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. RSVP here.


The conversation, to be streamed live over City Limits’ YouTube page, will feature NYCHA Reporter Tatyana Turner as moderator and include the following panelists:

  • Anna Luft, supervising attorney and director of the Public Housing Justice Project at the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)
  • Brian Honan, NYCHA’s senior vice president for intergovernmental affairs
  • Barbara McFadden, Nostrand Houses Resident Association president and Preservation Trust board member
  • Luis A. Henriquez Carrero, director of litigation at Manhattan Legal Services
  • Aixa Torres, Alfred E. Smith Houses Resident Association president and a member of the Citywide Council of Presidents (CCOP).

Our question submission portal has closed, but you can watch the livestream of our discussion on YouTube here starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9: