Kathryn Garcia discussed the current state of repairs, finances and development plans at the housing authority, as well as what it’s like to work with a federal monitor.
In Bill de Blasio’s effort to create a more equal city, the housing authority—a successful Big Government program that now faces existential threats—is the ultimate test flight. And Shola Olatoye is its pilot.
Initiatives to develop mixed-income housing on NYCHA land and move a substantial number of apartments from public housing to other programs have some advocates concerned. But they have Ritchie Torres’s support.
The former NYCHA chairman was vilified for his plan to develop housing-authority land. Now that the de Blasio administration has issued its own infill plan, is it time for another look at Rhea’s reign?