MHACY residents reside in eighteen unique public housing properties which provide housing in a variety of sizes and types, from townhouses to high rise apartment buildings. Some of its properties are designated as Senior/Disabled housing, while others are designated for families. A Housing Manager is assigned to every site, and he or she is able to assist residents with any questions or concerns they may have in regard to their apartment or complex, or the redevelopment under RAD.
To understand how rent is determined, click here. Residents may pay their rent either by placing it in an authorized drop box, or by using a Rezzcard®. To obtain information about the Rezzcards, click here.
Community Rooms are available at many sites for use by MHACY residents for family events. To obtain a Community Room application form, click here.
MHACY does not permit discrimination of any kind. If an individual with a disability requires an accommodation, such as an accessible feature, a live-in aide, or a modification to a MHACY policy, an application should be filed under MHACY’s Reasonable Accommodations Policy. A Reasonable Accommodation application form may be obtained from your site manager, or by clicking here.
The Violence against Women Act of 2013 (VAWA) provides special protections for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking who reside in public housing. A VAWA notice is attach to every MHACY lease. To learn more about VAWA, click here.
MHACY seeks to promote the safety, security and well-being of its residents, employees and all other persons who have a legitimate purpose on MHACY property. Drug dealing, gang-related activities, disorderly and/or lewd conduct, and/or violent criminal activities all have a profoundly negative impact on public safety and the quality of life in MHACY housing. Through the enactment of a Bar-Out Policy the Authority is able to deny non-residents who have engaged in such serious criminal conduct access to its property.
Residents who have a problem in their unit, or need a repair, should place a maintenance order by calling 914- 476-5800. A chart that lists the amounts that are charged when damage to the unit is caused by the Resident is available by clicking here. If a resident suffers damage to his or her property as the result of the conditions in their unit, they may file a claim under MHACY’s Small Claims Policy. A copy of the policy is available by clicking here. A Property Damage Report form is available by clicking here.
To address the need for capital improvements throughout MHACY’s public housing developments the Board of Commissioners determined to participate in HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (“RAD”) program. Participation in RAD will allow the Authority to ensure the long term quality, viability and sustainability of its housing stock.
Significantly, the RAD program will not involve any involuntary displacement of MHACY’s public housing residents. Any resident who is temporarily relocated due to construction has the right to return. Upon conversion into RAD there will be no rescreening of our residents; instead, residents will be subject to the same terms and conditions of their current leases, and they will pay 30% of their adjusted income in rent. Through the redevelopment process MHACY seeks to improve the experience and quality of life of its residents.
All of the redevelopment should be completed between 2017 and 2020. To learn more about RAD, and ascertain the status of the redevelopment at any site, click here. Additional information is regularly disseminated at Resident Advisory Board Meetings, Resident Council Meetings, MHACY’s Newsletter, and on this website.