NYCHA Celebrates Complete Renovations at 16 Manhattan Developments Through PACT Program

Wise Towers, one of the developments to receive renovations through the PACT program. Image Credit: NYCHA.

On June 24, 2024, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) announced the completion of $383 million in renovations for 16 Manhattan developments. The changes were made as part of the Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT) program, which changes developments from the traditional public housing assistance model to the federally-funded Section 8 program, while tenants still retain the original rights they had under traditional public housing. The transition allows for more funding to be made available for much-needed renovations, upgrades and repairs for NYCHA’s often decades-old buildings. 

Over 2,900 residents in 1,718 apartments will benefit from the upgrades. Upgrades were made at the following residences: 335 East 111th Street; Park Avenue-East 122nd, 123rd Streets; Manhattanville Rehab (Group 2); Manhattanville Rehab (Group 3); Public School 139 (Conversion); Samuel (MHOP) I; Samuel (MHOP) II; Samuel (MHOP) III; Fort Washington Avenue Rehab; Grampion; Washington Heights Rehab (Groups 1 & 2); Washington Heights Rehab Phase III; Washington Heights Rehab Phase IV (C); Washington Heights Rehab Phase IV (D); Wise Towers; and 344 East 28th Street. 

Renovations included new kitchens, bathrooms, windows, doors, flooring, elevator and security upgrades, roof and facade repairs, and improved common areas including upgraded playgrounds. 

The renovations were made in partnership with PACT Renaissance Collaborative (PRC), a group of organizations dedicated to preserving and developing affordable housing in New York City. PRC consists of Monadnock Development, The Community Preservation Corporation (CPC), The Community Development Trust (CDT), Kalel Companies, Lemor Development Group, Community League of the Heights (CLOTH), and Cornell Pace Inc. (CPI). The team has worked with NYCHA since 2019. Overall, 138 developments have either planned renovations, are undergoing renovations, or have had renovations completed through the PACT program so far. 

NYCHA Chief Executive Office Lisa Bova-Hiatt stated, “NYCHA is ecstatic to announce the completion of construction at 16 developments in Manhattan through the PACT program. Over 2,900 residents, many of whom worked closely with the Authority and the selected PACT partner team to design the plan for their campuses, are now getting to experience the fruit of that labor. It’s a tremendous pleasure to have worked alongside our partners and the residents themselves to deliver the quality renovations that they deserve for their homes.”

By: Veronica Rose (Veronica is the Editor of CityLand and a New York Law School graduate, Class of 2018.)




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