Regional Administrator Lynne Patton Speaks at 50th Anniversary of Williams Plaza Tenants Association

Regional Administrator Lynne Patton poses for a photo with resident leaders and Public Advocate Letitia James at the Williams Plaza Tenants Association 50th Anniversary in Brooklyn, NY

Regional Administrator Lynne Patton met for the first time with public housing residents at the 50th Anniversary Commemorating the Williams Plaza Tenants Association in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The event was also attended by New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, Captain Dan Dooley of the New York Police Department, and representatives from the offices of Rep. Nydia Valesquez and Comptroller Scott Stringer. Regional Administrator Patton delivered remarks to the assembled tenants about her commitment to keeping NYCHA developments as public assets while also leveraging the private capital necessary to meet their enormous capital needs. She spoke of the importance of well-organized tenants associations in building community and holding leadership accountable, and thanked the newly elected Tenants Association President Joel Gross for the opportunity to attend the event and meet NYCHA residents face-to-face. To learn more about how HUD is helping housing authorities like NYCHA access the private capital needed to repair their housing, visit