BRING A FRIEND OR NEIGHBOR!
Join WE ACT for our next NYCHA Working Group meeting on June 27 at 6pm. This will be an in-person meeting, and we encourage you to join us at the WE ACT Office to learn about:
- NYCHA Healthy Homes Platform
- What the NYCHA Working Group will be working on for the rest of the year
- How to prepare your family for extreme heat and flooding in Northern Manhattan
Climate Ready Uptown Plan (CRUP)
In the effort to create a comprehensive community driven emergency preparedness plan that focuses on climate related disasters, WE ACT for Environmental Justice partnered with East Harlem COAD and Harlem Emergency Network to create the Climate Ready Uptown Plan (CRUP). CRUP is a physical pamphlet that helps Northern Manhattan community members understand their individual risk to climate related disasters – specifically extreme heat, coastal and stormwater (pluvial) flooding – and provides pertinent information to help prepare themselves and their families. The plan is tailored to residents of Northern Manhattan, and includes an interactive map that helps residents better understand their flood risk.
About WE ACT's NYCHA Working Group
The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) faces a myriad of problems – most of which are tied to the fact that it has been chronically underfunded for years. As a result, NYCHA residents often have to endure environmental challenges such as mold, lead, and pests along with substandard service in terms of repairs, lack of resident engagement and other basic issues. The NYCHA Working Group builds community power and educates members around NYCHA issues by discussing key topics, having conversations with informed speakers and advocating for solutions that will better NYCHA communities.
What Does the NYCHA Working Group Advocate For?
The WE ACT NYCHA Working Group will engage with residents across Northern Manhattan on issues related to environmental health and environmental justice; specifically, the NYCHA Working Group will investigate resident safety and security, and NYCHA operations, e.g. lead, mold, sustainability, infrastructure, sanitation and waste, and other important topics. The NYCHA Working Group is also organizing to insist that NYCHA properly engages residents and does meaningful outreach to residents about the RAD/PACT Program and Public Housing Preservation Trust.
If you would like more information on the NYCHA Working Group, please contact Lonnie Portis | [email protected]