MHACY Seniors Get COVID Vaccinations

Thanks to Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health, the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers received 250 doses of the Pfizer vaccine which was distributed to MHACY’s senior residents. Residents received the vaccine from Thursday, Feb. 4 through Sunday, Feb. 7 at the Nodine Hill Community Center [...]

By |2021-02-08T11:48:47-05:00February 8th, 2021|News|Comments Off on MHACY Seniors Get COVID Vaccinations

Publication of the NSPIRE Proposed Rule

On January 13, 2021, the proposed rule for the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) was published in the Federal Register. This publication represents a significant milestone for NSPIRE and will establish the regulatory framework necessary for its implementation when final. Through the proposed rule, HUD seeks to: Use a singular [...]

By |2021-01-20T13:28:35-05:00January 20th, 2021|Announcements|Comments Off on Publication of the NSPIRE Proposed Rule

HUD Announces the Availability New Funding for the Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Initiative

The Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Competitive Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), which published today, announces the availability of $20 million for new incremental voucher assistance to assist former foster youth at-risk of or experiencing homelessness.    The FYI initiative, first launched on July 26, 2019, invests in local, cross-system collaborative efforts to prevent and end homelessness among youth with a current or prior history of child [...]

By |2021-01-20T13:29:06-05:00January 20th, 2021|Announcements|Comments Off on HUD Announces the Availability New Funding for the Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Initiative

HUD Selects Thirty Public Housing Agencies to Join the Expansion of the Moving to Work (MTW) Demonstration Program

Last week, HUD announced the first thirty public housing agencies to join a small group of innovative agencies as part of the Moving to Work (MTW) demonstration program. Additionally, HUD is inviting agencies interested in participating in this unique demonstration to submit applications for the third and fourth cohorts of the MTW Expansion. The selectees for [...]

By |2021-01-20T13:29:41-05:00January 20th, 2021|Announcements|Comments Off on HUD Selects Thirty Public Housing Agencies to Join the Expansion of the Moving to Work (MTW) Demonstration Program

Secretary Carson Introduces Find Shelter Tool to Help Community Members Locate Service Providers and Local Resources

Last week, Secretary Ben Carson introduced the Find Shelter tool, a new resource developed by the Department to help individuals and families in need to locate nearby resources. Specifically, users of the tool can search for facilities that provide shelter, clothing, health clinics, and food pantries for those in need. Find Shelter provides mapping and contact [...]

By |2021-01-20T13:24:36-05:00January 20th, 2021|Announcements|Comments Off on Secretary Carson Introduces Find Shelter Tool to Help Community Members Locate Service Providers and Local Resources

Spotlight on MHACY Employee Jennifer Martinez

When Jennifer Martinez graduated from high school her dream was to become a civil engineer and build houses. Extremely bright, Jennifer started City College at 16 with that goal, but life had different plans. The daughter of an immigrant mother from the Dominican Republic, money was tight, and Jennifer dropped out of school to get [...]

By |2021-01-11T11:19:06-05:00January 11th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Spotlight on MHACY Employee Jennifer Martinez

MHACY Seniors Get a Taste of Gourmet Cooking for Holidays

As the year came to a close, MHACY reached out its senior residents who are not able to visit with family and friends for the holidays due to the pandemic with the delivery of 300 meals for Thanksgiving and another 300 meals for Christmas. The meals were underwritten by Mulford Corporation and The Fresnel Group [...]

By |2021-01-11T11:19:15-05:00January 11th, 2021|News|Comments Off on MHACY Seniors Get a Taste of Gourmet Cooking for Holidays

Facebook, Town Hall Meetings and Rent Café Help Modernize MHACY

A new Facebook page, online town-hall meetings and a new resident portal have all brought MHACY residents closer together despite the pandemic. In March 2020 for the first time MHACY started its own Facebook page that as of January had 1,021 followers. Through Facebook MHACY has been able to share important information on COVID-19, emergency [...]

By |2021-01-11T11:15:20-05:00January 11th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Facebook, Town Hall Meetings and Rent Café Help Modernize MHACY

Big Changes During 2020 at Yonkers Municipal Housing Authority

The Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY) made significant progress in adding more affordable housing in 2020 with a total of 1,336 units renovated, 425 under construction or scheduled for completion in 2021.   “The past year has been unlike anything we have ever experienced in our lifetime. However, thanks to our dedicated [...]

By |2021-01-11T11:11:11-05:00January 11th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Big Changes During 2020 at Yonkers Municipal Housing Authority
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