Interview Highlights

–  NYCHA was founded 81 years ago to provide housing for working and low-income New Yorkers.

– “One in twelve New Yorkers are touched by the New York City Housing Authority”.

– “There is a less than 1% vacancy rate through NYCHA.”

– Putting new lighting in housing areas in NYCHA is a priority “to combat the perception of safety”.

About Shola Olatoye

Shola Olatoye is the Chair & Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA,) appointed by Mayor DeBlasio. NYCHA is the largest public housing authority in the nation, housing more than 620,000 New Yorkers with low and moderate incomes. Before her appointment as NYCHA Chair, Ms. Olatoye was Vice President of Enterprise Community Partners.

To hear John CATS upcoming roundtable radio shows, tune in at 9 AM New York time every Sunday morning on 970 AM Radio: The Answer! Can’t get to a radio? Listen in online! The show is live at at 9 AM New York time every Sunday morning. Thanks for listening!