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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York 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).  Specifically, applications will be accepted until the date that the Court enters the proposed consent decree.

Applications will continue to 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 https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/monitors-receivers-claims-administrators

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

Topic(s): 
Civil Rights
Press Release Number: 
18-312
Updated September 12, 2018