The Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY) places the highest priority on our residents’ safety and has taken many steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in our developments.

Measures taken by MHACY so far:
  • To minimize the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), and following the mayor’s and governor’s orders, MHACY’s offices are closed to walk-in traffic until further notice.
  • Residents are asked to submit their rent payment online or by mail. Any inquiries should be made by phone to your management office or 914-793-8400.
  • MHACY staff are prohibited from entering any occupied apartment unless there is an emergency.
  • Common areas are regularly sanitized and garbage collection continues. All other work at the housing complexes is suspended in order to minimize community transmission of the illness.
  • A process is underway to identify residents who can act as liaisons in the event that the pandemic becomes so severe that MHACY cannot send staff to a complex.
  • Several letters have been sent to staff reminding them that if they are feeling ill they are not to report to work.
  • Fliers and other communications have been posted at all MHACY complexes to remind residents about social distancing and preventive hygiene.
  • If you have a maintenance emergency please call 914-476-5800.
  • Please note that call volume may be higher than usual. We appreciate your patience as we work through this together.

MHACY is also considering other measures, such as limiting or banning non‑residents from the complexes until the state’s shelter-at-home directives are lifted.

Finally, everyone should follow these common sense rules:


Be mindful of who you bring into our community. Whether it’s a visitor or a family member (particularly if they need to fly to get here), consider whether the visit or the task can be deferred to a happier time.

Do not allow door-to-door sellers or solicitors into our buildings. If they knock on your doors, do not open your doors.

Do not ask a MHACY employee to come into your apartment. Our staff is only entering residences in cases of emergencies.

Follow the CDC guidelines on social distancing. Most of the MHACY’s elevators are not large enough to allow for proper social distancing, which is a minimum of six feet apart. Therefore, we suggest that people ride the elevators alone. It’s better to lose a few minutes waiting for another elevator than losing weeks feeling sick.

Be mindful of who you bring into our community. Whether it’s a visitor or a family member (particularly if they need to fly to get here), consider whether the visit or the task can be deferred to a happier time.

Wash your hands frequently, especially before and after walking through common areas of our developments.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Viruses infect the body by entering through the eyes, nose and mouth.

If you have questions on where to access services (i.e., food, childcare, etc.) please call 211. If you are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus, please call your healthcare provider or 211 for more information.

Please make sure that MHACY has your current e-mail address so we can communicate more effectively.