NYCHA Relaunches Updated Capital Project Tracker

Front screen of the updated NYCHA Capital Projects Tracker. Image Credit: NYCHA.

On March 25, 2024, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) launched an updated version of its NYCHA Capital Project & Needs Tracker, an interactive tool to improve transparency about over 950 NYCHA projects. The tracker was originally launched in April 2022. 

The new tracker allows users to learn about a specific site, including a project overview and an analysis of the site’s five-year and 20-year capital investment needs from the 2023 Physical Needs Assessment. The tracker includes information about projects since 2017 that are ongoing, completed, or planned. 

For projects that are completed or ongoing, users can find the scope of work, timelines for project phases, progress updates, budget and finding information, and project staff, architect and contractor information. Explanations for delays will also be made available where applicable. Planned projects are a new addition to the tracker. 

NYCHA implemented these changes after receiving user feedback from surveys, design workshops and testing sessions. Feedback was provided from multiple stakeholders including the Federal Monitor team, different NYCHA departments, and resident advocacy groups like the Citywide Council of Presidents of NYCHA Resident Councils, the Resident Advisory Board, and the Community Advisory Committee. 

NYCHA Chief Executive Officer Lisa Bova-Hiatt stated, “The Capital Projects & Needs Tracker is a valuable resource for many stakeholders, particularly residents. The ability to track the progress of the capital investments being made to and around their developments provides residents the opportunity to stay informed about progress being made that will directly improve the quality of their lives.”

NYCHA Chief Asset & Capital Management Officer Shaan Mavani stated, “Engagement and transparency are critical for us to deliver major capital projects effectively and really meet the needs of NYCHA residents. With the launch of this new Tracker, we hope to ensure residents and stakeholders have easy access to detailed information on the specific capital investment needs of each property and the investments we are making to provide quality, sustainable housing.”

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



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