The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (“SDNY”) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) are soliciting applications from qualified individuals to serve as monitor for the New York City Housing Authority (“NYCHA”) under the January 31, 2019 settlement agreement (“Agreement”) between HUD, NYCHA, and the City of New York, for the second five-year term of the monitorship. The Agreement is available here.
The “primary purpose of the [Agreement] is to remedy the deficient physical conditions in NYCHA properties, ensure that NYCHA complies with its obligations under federal law, reform the management structure of NYCHA, and facilitate cooperation and coordination between HUD, NYCHA, and the City during the term of this Agreement.” Agreement ¶ 8. The monitor plays a significant role in providing strategic advice, technical support, and oversight necessary to achieve these purposes, in partnership with SDNY and HUD and in close collaboration with NYCHA’s own leadership, NYCHA’s residents and resident groups, and the City of New York. Together with these and other stakeholders, the monitor is responsible for ensuring the implementation of reform efforts currently underway; developing additional strategies necessary to further the goals of the agreement; and leading data-driven assessments of NYCHA’s progress, including with respect to the obligations and metrics contained in the Agreement.
SDNY and HUD anticipate that this selection will be for a five-year term beginning in early 2024. Additional detail regarding SDNY and HUD’s expectations for the position is provided in Exhibit A to this notice.
Interested individuals should submit statements of interest for appointment to the monitorship position no later than July 22, 2023. Statements of interest should be no longer than 20 pages (exclusive of exhibits), should address the applicant’s qualifications and monitoring plan, including how the applicant will successfully meet the expectations in Exhibit A, and should identify the key individuals and firms anticipated to support the monitorship. Exhibits to the statement of interest should include a preliminary proposed budget for the first year of the monitorship term and an executed version of the form attached to this notice as Exhibit B.
Statements of interest should be submitted electronically to USANYS.NYCHAmonitor@usdoj.gov; please do not submit paper copies.