Case Study

NYCHA Redevelopment

On June 21, the New York City Housing Authority announced that a majority of residents at the Fulton and Elliott-Chelsea Houses had selected a bold plan for a complete rebuilding of the aging campus following an extensive engagement period during which Pythia worked closely with Essence Development on communications and outreach to inform all residents. The plan, one of three presented to residents, calls for replacing all 2,055 existing NYCHA apartments with brand new buildings in a partnership that will feature enhanced layouts, modern amenities, energy efficiency as well as new community facilities. Additionally, it allows for the creation of 3,500 new mixed-income units, including market rate and permanently affordable apartments. It’s a promising step forward for this community and endorsed by the Daily News as a potential model for other NYCHA campuses as the authority continues to struggle with $40+ billion of deferred maintenance across the city.

Focus Area
Affordable housing
Essence Development