Next Up in Public Housing
Moorish Mosque, a pioneer in the development of non-public, low- and moderate-income housing in New York City, announces the launch of JoEL|24 Initiative, a $3.5 billion transformative model development opportunity in the redesign, rebuild, and reawakening of the largest public housing complex in the United States, focused on the New York City public housing community by empowering the residents to redefine their relationship with the New York City Housing Authority (“NYCHA”).
Watch the PBS 5-part docuseries:
A Dream Deferred: The Broken Promise of New York City Public Housing
JoEL|24 Initiative will improve their lives and help residents overcome the deep-rooted, structural, economic, and historical barriers that jeopardize residents’ immediate well-being and hinder their long-term socio-economic and healthy living prospects.
By collaborating closely with residents, JoEL|24 Initiative will target various concerns — from infrastructure and modernization improvements to providing affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families — and their well-being by enhancing safety, creating opportunities for economic advancement in NYCHA youth workforce development, supporting On-site Kindergarten through grade four early childhood development schools, and providing seniors Managed Long-Term Care.
The New York City Housing Authority (“NYCHA”), the largest public housing authority in North America, was created in 1935 to provide decent, affordable housing for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers.
Seth Low Houses, Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York
NYCHA is home to 1 in 17 New Yorkers, providing affordable housing to 528,105 authorized residents through public housing and Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (“PACT”) programs as well as Section 8 housing. NYCHA has 177,569 apartments in 2,411 buildings across 335 conventional public housing and PACT developments.
In addition, NYCHA connects residents to critical programs and services from external and internal partners, with a focus on economic opportunity, youth, seniors, and social services. With a housing stock that spans all five boroughs, NYCHA is a city within a city.