“Shola Olatoye’s time at the New York City Housing Authority was fraught with controversy. During her tenure, NYCHA further eroded the trust of the more than 400,000 New Yorkers who live in our public housing system—the very people the agency is charged to serve.
“Governor Cuomo’s recent announcement that he would heed the call of myself and others and issue an emergency declaration for NYCHA demonstrated that Ms. Olatoye’s position at the agency was untenable.
“Today’s announcement allows our city to move forward. A leadership change at NYCHA is a welcome step towards rebuilding the reputation of the agency. I wish Ms. Olatoye well in her future endeavors,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.