A WORK IN PUBLIC SPACE BY THOMAS HIRSCHHORN, PRODUCED BY DIA ART FOUNDATION NEW YORK
LOCATED AT FOREST HOUSES, THE BRONX - NEW YORK CITY, SUMMER 2013
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.
To fulfill its vital mission and even better serve residents while facing dramatic
reductions in traditional government funding, NYCHA is developing new financing options
and building innovative partnerships across the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
These strategies are helping NYCHA to address many key challenges, from preserving
aging housing stock through timely maintenance and modernization of developments,
to increasing resident access to a multitude of community, educational and recreational
programs, as well as job readiness and training initiatives.
(from the website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycha/html/home/home.shtml)