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Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 2014 Presentation - Manhattan


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Federal law requires housing authorities to develop, with input from residents of public housing and Section 8 Leased Housing, elected officials and the public, an Annual Plan that sets forth its major initiatives for the coming year. NYCHA develops this Plan in consultation with the Resident Advisory Board (RAB), 45 elected public housing residents along with nine participants from the Section 8 program.

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Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 2014 Presentation - Manhattan

  1. 1. New York City Housing AuthorityFY 2013 Annual PlanManhattan Community RoundtableJohnson Community CenterJune 7, 2012
  2. 2. Welcome&IntroductionExercise
  3. 3. Public Comment on the AnnualPlan – Roundtable Meetings3Call (212) 306-3800 to RSVP for the Roundtable Discussions or send anemail to EVENTSRSVP@NYCHA.NYC.GOVJUNE 5, 2012 – BROOKLYNNY Technical College285 Jay StreetJUNE 14, 2012 – STATEN ISLANDStapleton Community Center230 Broad StreetJUNE 7, 2012 – MANHATTANJohnson Community Center1829 Lexington AvenueJUNE 18, 2012 – BRONXClassic (Melrose) Center286 East 156th StreetJUNE 12, 2012 – QUEENSElectrical Industry Center67-35 Parsons Blvd at Jewel AvenueAnnual Plan Roundtables – 6 PM to 8:30 PM
  4. 4. Public Comment on the AnnualPlan – Public Hearing4Annual Plan Public Hearing – 5:30 PM to 8 PMJuly 25, 2012Manhattan Center Studios311 West 34th StreetNew York, NY 10001Public Housing Agency Plan CommentsChurch Street StationP.O. Box 3422New York, New York 10008-3422Fax: (212) 306-7905
  5. 5. Topics Discussed at AnnualPlan Roundtable Meetings51. Eligibility & Admissions2. Financial Resources3. Capital Projects4. Crime & Safety5. Community Service
  6. 6. Roundtable Guidelines• Let’s hear from everyone• No interruptions• Treat everyone with respect• Respect different opinions• Facilitators and note takers will take commentsand questions at tables and will also capture ideasand opinions. No names will be used.• Speaker slips are available to register for the opencomment time at the end of the presentations. 6
  7. 7. Topic 1: Eligibility &Admissions7Modification of NYCHA’s Tenant Selection andAssignment Plan (TSAP) to give priority for rentalof vacant apartments to NYCHA residentsrequesting a transfer over applicants.
  8. 8. Topic 1: Eligibility &Admissions8Development of Web-Based On-Line ApplicationApplications filed from any location with internet accessAbility to display application in multiple languagesReduces errors, eliminate paper handlingConfirmation of successful submission of application onscreen or via e-mail
  9. 9. Topic 1: Eligibility &Admissions9Application Eligibility Determination – Change in Time LineApplicants who did not attend his/her scheduledeligibility interview must request another appointmentwithin three months (change from six months)Applicants requested to provide additional informationat the eligibility interview must provide the informationwithin three months (change from six months)
  10. 10. Topic 1: Eligibility &Admissions10Explore Availability and Mechanics of Creatingsite-based Waiting Lists
  11. 11. Topic 2: Financial ResourcesNYCHA’s Historical Federal Funding–Long-term Operating and Capital Trends–2012 Federal FundingHUD’s 2013 Proposed Budget (Operating and Capital)Adopted 2012-2016 Operating and Capital PlansNYCHA’s Major Initiatives–Rent Equity Policy–Capital Fund Financing Program Bond–Secure funding for unfunded Public Housing Units–Potential Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Programapplication–Receive Moving-to-Work (MTW) Status 11
  12. 12. Topic 2: Financial ResourcesNYCHA’s Historical Operating Funding12Cumulative Federal Operating Fund Loss since 2001 = $757Mmillion
  13. 13. Topic 2: Financial ResourcesNYCHA’s Historical Capital Funding13Federal Annual Capital Grant Funding Decline since 2001 = $876M$420$270($876)($1,000)($800)($600)($400)($200)$0$200$4002001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012$MillionsAnnual Federal Capital Grant Cumulative Decline vs 2001 Funding Level
  14. 14. Topic 2: Financial Resources2013 Proposed Federal Budget14Key HighlightsNational Public Housing Operating Fund $4,524 M–NYCHA’s share is estimated to be around $900MNational Public Housing Capital Fund $2,070 M–NYCHA’s share is estimated to be $270-$300MProposed HUD Requirement to set Minimum Rent at$75 from the previous amount of $50–Impacts approximately 700 Public Housing and 4,700 Section 8households
  15. 15. Topic 2: Financial ResourcesAdopted Operating Plan 2012-201615($57.3)($66.4)($61.1) ($61.1)N/A($61.3) ($63.3)($18.3)$1.7 $3.12012 2013 2014 2015 2016General Fund (Deficit)/Surplus Prior and Current Plan2011-2015 Plan 2012-2016 Plan($ millions)
  16. 16. Topic 2: Financial ResourcesRent Equity Policy Approved by BoardNYCHA’s Board approved a rent equity policy that over a five-year periodescalates 28,000 of the existing 47,000 flat rent households to 30% ofincome based on an increasing schedule of rents as a percent ofaffordable Fair Market Rent (FMR).70% of NYCHA’s households will not be impactedNYCHA’s FY 2013 Flat Rent Schedule<60% AMI 60%-80% AMI 80%-100% AMI >100% AMIStudio $532 $651 $828 $9461 $576 $704 $896 $1,0242 $641 $783 $997 $1,1393 $788 $964 $1,226 $1,4024 $887 $1,084 $1,379 $1,5765 $1,019 $1,246 $1,586 $1,8126 $1,152 $1,409 $1,793 $2,049Proposed Flat Rent Schedule
  17. 17. Topic 2: Financial ResourcesMajor InitiativesComplete Capital Fund Financing Program Bond–$500 million for capital work to rehabilitate buildingsSecure funding for unfunded Public Housing Units–Approximately 5,700 public housing units in former City/Statedevelopments still receive no dedicated subsidy.–Funding loss estimated at $30 million annually–Conversion of unsupported units to Section 8 in accordancewith the conversion plan approved by HUD in September 200817
  18. 18. Topic 2: Financial ResourcesMajor InitiativesPotential HUD RAD Program Application–Would convert public housing to project-based Section 8-typeprogram–Ability to leverage cash flow to fund near and long-termrehabilitation needs–NYCHA evaluating whether to applyReceive HUD Moving-to-Work Status–Permit localities to better address the needs of theircommunities by promoting flexibility–Basic MTW provides flexibility to combine Section 8, capitaland operating funds as well as implement rent simplificationand other administrative streamlining measures18
  19. 19. Topic 3: Capital Projects19Federal Annual Capital Grant Funding Decline = $876 million$420$270($876)($1,000)($800)($600)($400)($200)$0$200$4002001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012$MillionsAnnual Federal Capital Grant Cumulative Decline vs 2001 Funding Level
  20. 20. Topic 3: Capital Projects20
  21. 21. Topic 3: Capital Projects21Total: $423M
  22. 22. Topic 3: Capital Projects22
  23. 23. Topic 3: Capital Projects23 Board Adopted Five-Year Capital Plan for FY 2012 - 2016 Proactive capital planning
  24. 24. Topic 3: Capital ProjectsCapital Plan Sources24
  25. 25. Topic 3: Capital ProjectsCapital Plan Uses25
  26. 26. Topic 4: Safety and CrimePreventionThe ChallengesThe perception and reality of crime among residentsCoordinating efforts across stakeholdersThe Plan:NYCHA will work to create secure, healthyneighborhoods where residents, employees, and theirvisitors feel safe, both on NYCHA grounds and insideNYCHA buildings.26
  27. 27. Topic 4: Safety and CrimePreventionSafety and Security Task ForceCurrent Initiatives:Work to improve the resident/officer relationshipDevelop a joint safety strategy each year prioritizingthe most pressing issuesProvide additional training and better coordinationfor Resident Watch teams27
  28. 28. Topic 4: Safety and CrimePreventionCurrent Initiatives:Prioritize a number of developments for theinstallation of a layered access control systemConsistently post and clearly communicate NYCHASafety and Security GuidelinesDistribute documents highlighting NYCHA guidelinesto residents annuallyEstablish rules governing moving in and outMonitor NYCHA parking lots and enforce parkingrules 28
  29. 29. Topic 4: Safety and CrimePreventionLonger Term:Strengthen relationship with the NYPDBoost resident engagementSecure additional funding for the layered accesssecurity systemIncrease communication about safety issues withresidents29
  30. 30. Topic 5: Community ServiceFederal LawThe Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998requires Community Service and Family Self-Sufficiency:All public housing residents who are not exempt mustperform 8 hours of community service or participate in 8 hoursof economic self-sufficiency activities each month.Resident violation of the service requirement is grounds fornon-renewal of lease (i.e. termination of tenancy) at the end ofthe twelve month term.30
  31. 31. Topic 5: Community ServicePassed in 1998NYCHA met with residents and developed comprehensive list ofexemptionsCongressman Charlie Rangel ensured no enforcement until 2003NYCHA exempted significant percentage of residents based oninformation provided in Annual ReviewsCurrently about 90% of residents are exempt or complyingNowAdditional support needed to identify opportunities for residentsto perform required serviceGreater Enforcement31
  32. 32. Topic 5: Community ServiceNew Community Service (CS) Enforcement Plan1) 2012 Annual Review Year Reset CS hours due to zero (“0”) Update CS exemption information Ask tenant to sign an Acknowledgment of CS Requirements CS performance required for non-exempt family members2) 2013 Annual Review Year Update CS exemption or performance information Require performance of CS hours that started in 20123) 2014 Annual Review Year Update CS exemption or performance information Require performance of past due CS hours Lease enforcement action for non-compliance32
  33. 33. Topic 5: Community Service33In an effort to assist residents comply with the HUDCommunity Service requirement , NYCHA will be engagingwith residents and resident leaders to:•Try to increase the opportunities available through ResidentAssociation driven activities.•Provide additional information to residents usingletters, posters, and Journal articles as well as the NYCHAwebsite.•Make it easier to document service by providing receipts forCommunity Service at NYCHA-run events and working withResident Associations to provide receipts for CommunityService hours at their eligible events/activities.
  34. 34. Group Discussions• Questions to Consider:• What are your thoughts on what’s been said?• What’s most important and why? What’s missing?• What can we all do to help ensure the success of theseefforts?Issues to Discuss:- Eligibility & Admissions - Financial Resources- Capital Projects - Crime & Safety- Community Service•Any Additional Issues – Rent, Operations &Management, Grievance Procedures, Designated Housing forElderly & Seniors, Self-Sufficiency Programs, Pet Policy, HopeVI/Mixed-Finance/Demolition/Disposition/Homeownership, etc.
  35. 35. Open Comments35
  36. 36. Wrap Up & Close36
  37. 37. Thank you37