NYCHA Adds Third Digital Van, Expanding Internet Access For Public Housing Residents

The newest “digital van.” Photo: Alex Gerald

NYCHA unveiled its third “digital van” – a computer lab on wheels – at the LaGuardia Houses on Tuesday. It is the latest addition to a very small fleet dedicated to touring public housing developments throughout the city, providing internet and computer services to residents who have limited or no access to digital services.

“This is an opportunity for residents to access the web,” said NYCHA Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye. “We’re bringing technology straight to people’s doors.”

Olatoye said the vans are just one component of NYCHA’s overall plan to stabilize its finances and become a more efficient agency.

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