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Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Extended Deadline For NYCHA Monitor Applications

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that the Office has extended the deadline for receiving applications from qualified individuals to serve as Court-appointed monitor in connection with a proposed consent decree submitted to the Court for approval in the case of United States v. New York City Housing Authority, 18 Civ. 5213 (WHP).  Pursuant to the revised deadline, applications must be received by this Office by September 12, 2018.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as they are submitted, and applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.  In addition, individuals who have already submitted applications are invited to supplement those applications as appropriate.

Pursuant to the terms of the consent decree, the Government will propose a monitor for approval by the Court.  As set forth at greater length in the proposed consent decree, the monitor will be responsible for the remediation of extensive health and safety deficiencies in NYCHA housing, as well as oversight and reform of NYCHA management, controls, and operations.  

The application and related materials, and instructions for submission, are available at

The consent decree remains subject to review and approval by the Court.

Updated March 5, 2019

Press Release Number: 18-230