NYCHA Residents

NYCHA
Residents

Green City Force work with and for NYCHA residents.

NYCHA Residents



Farm
Stands

Between June and November, NYCHA residents can take home organic produce from the Farms at NYCHA. Produce is free, distributed in exchange for dropping off your household compost at the farm, or volunteering for at least 30 minutes.

 

Farm Stand Details

 

Farm Email Updates

For up-to-date news about each farm, sign up for our farm email lists.

 

Farm Email Signup

NYCHA Residents



Compost
Collection

NYCHA residents may bring compostable organic waste like fruit and vegetable scraps, egg shells, and coffee grounds to be composted at the Farms at NYCHA on Farm Stand Days.

 

Farm Stand Details

 

This service is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

NYCHA Residents



Community
Workshops

The Service Corps works with partners to host community workshops at the farms.

Due to COVID-19, all public workshops and events are currently on hold. Please check back here for updates.

NYCHA Residents



Join the Corps
Refer at Candidate

Are you a NYCHA resident between 18 and 24? Are you ready to build sustainable public housing communities and launch your career?

Do you know a young NYCHA resident who should join the Service Corps? Share the application!

Apply now

NYCHA Residents



Take
Action

Every NYCHA resident can join the movement to make NYC public housing communities, greener, healthier, and more environmentally sustainable. GCF’s Love Where You Live campaign gives NYCHA residents the tools and tips you need to create a more sustainable community.

Green Tips

GCF works with the housing authority to advance the NYCHA 2.0 Sustainability Agenda, saving housing authority residents power and money.

 

Power Saving Tips

  • Switch your light bulbs to LEDs to cut your lighting energy use by at least 75% and your new bulbs will last 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs.
  • Add weatherizing strips to stop leaks and drafts at your windows to save up to 20% of your heating costs.

 

Zero-Waste Tips

  • Reducing the amount of trash and recycling you produce is an important part of a sustainable lifestyle. GCF works in partnership with the NYC Department of Sanitation to reach it’s 0x30 goal, zero waste to landfills by 2030.
  • Always carry a reusable bag to avoid taking plastic bags when shopping.
  • Bring your metal, glass, plastic and paper recycling to NYCHArecycles! Facilities at your development.
  • Drop your organic waste (food scraps, fruit peels, eggshells, coffee etc.) at a composting location like the Farms at NYCHA or your local farmers market.