Organization Description

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is committed to increasing opportunities for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers by providing safe, affordable housing and facilitating access to social and community services. More than 400,000 New Yorkers reside in NYCHA’s 334 public housing developments around the five boroughs, and another 235,000 receive subsidized rental assistance in private homes through the NYCHA-administered Section 8 Leased Housing Program.

Seniors comprise almost one-fifth of NYCHA. NYCHA’s Family Services Department’s (FSD) mission is to enhance the quality of life of NYCHA residents, and to help maintain viable communities in a safe and secure environment.  Our key areas of focus are Tenancy Assistance, Resident Safety and Senior Services.  FSD’s Senior Resident Advisor/Service Coordinator Programs provide supportive services to elderly (ages 62 and over) and non-elderly disabled residents.

FSD helps seniors to maintain independent living by accessing public benefits, advocating with community providers to ensure needed services are in place, and helping to maintain the health and well-being of residents through home visits, regularly-scheduled informational workshops, telephone check-ups and a Floor Captain/”Buddy” system.

The Family Services Department partners with many public/private entities, programs, and agencies that assist seniors, including Adult Protective Services, NYC’s Department for the Aging and the NYC Elder Abuse Center. NYCHA’s Family Services Department (FSD) has sites throughout the five boroughs.


90 Church Street, 5th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10007


Phone: 212-306-3391

2 Responses to The New York City Housing Authority

  1. Hortense epps says:

    New York City Housing Authority 90 Church Street I’m from Jacob Riis houses on 10th Street in the project and I was just down there to speak to someone for the program for the 400 people who would be getting $5,000 if they downsize their appointments and also understood that I will be getting a new or free movie so I’m asking you how long will it be before I can look at the two apartments that you said that someone will be contacting me to show me those two apartments can you please call me at 917 673 7610 thank you

    • NYCEAC says:

      Hi Hortense. I am sorry, but you have reached out to the wrong organization. This is a blog post about the New York City Housing Authority, but we are not the Housing Authority. Here is the number to contact them: Phone: 212-306-3391

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