As the Director of Recovery and Resiliency at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), Michele Moore oversees the largest grant in FEMA history - over $3 billion to repair and protect 33 severely damaged NYCHA developments. Superstorm Sandy devastated over 10% of NYCHA's housing stock and impacted nearly 60,000 public housing residents. Michele is working to expand NYCHA's $3 billion to not just repair NYCHA's housing stock, but to rebuild better and smarter, significantly improving structural resiliency and better protecting residents from future disasters and climate change. Michele is incorporating into NYCHA’s Sandy recovery program the goals of Next Generation NYCHA, the housing authority’s long-term strategic plan to create safe, clean, and connected communities and to preserve New York City’s public housing assets for the next generation.
Prior to NYCHA, Michele worked for New York's Senior Senator Charles E. Schumer as a Special Assistant and Deputy Regional Director, and worked first hand with Superstorm Sandy affected communities in New York City and Long Island.
Michele was born and raised in Staten Island and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Masters of the Arts in Public Policy from Stony Brook University.